Student Affairs

Providing a purposeful, meaningful, and memorable Trocaire experience for all students.

Student Affairs Mission Statement

The Mission of the Student Affairs Division is to provide student services and programming from a caring, inclusive, and student-centered perspective that support and enhance holistic learning within the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.  Our goal is to empower students to strive to reach their full potential in development of the whole person while supporting their academic and occupational success.

Our dedicated professionals are ready to be of service in many ways, with special emphasis on Advisement, Academic Support, Wellness, Mercy Action Project, Career Development, Counseling, Student Leadership, Campus Ministry, and multiple activities and clubs. Additionally, we implement the planning and preparation for commencement and for orientations of new and transfer students.

Many of you have multiple priorities in your lives outside of school: jobs, families, responsibilities.  We hope to enhance the quality of your experience here at Trocaire, as well as helping you to step into the future with confidence, success, and a sense of service.



Kathleen Saunders, Chief Student Affairs Officer
Choate Room 121: 716.827.2445

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Maureen Gannon Burns, BA Administrative Assistant to Chief Student Affairs Officer
Choate Room 121: 716.827.2529
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Verjaun Gordon, Ph.D. Director of the Palisano Learning Center and Trocaire Opportunity Program
Choate Room 114: 716.827.2425
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Christine Ryan, PhD Director of Advisement & Student Service Center
Choate Room 140: 716.827.2467
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Robert Shearn, MA Director of Mission, Service and Campus Ministry
Choate Room 112: 716.827.2483
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Wellness Center
Choate Room 118: 716.827.2412
Lauren Reczek, Interim Director of Student Engagement
Choate Room 143: 716.827.2433
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