Leadership at Daemen College

A Strong Team, A United Front.

Leadership at Daemen draws on a team commitment to ensure that the various dimensions of the college work harmoniously. Our diversity is what unites us.

President Gary A. Olson is at the helm of Daemen College, fostering strong leadership that spreads institutional direction, guidance and standards among both a Board of Trustees and the President’s Cabinet.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the College – ultimately responsible for all activities. He is charged with general supervision of everything that concerns the College, and has authority to approve the selection and employment of staff and faculty.

The Daemen Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for the College, and gives the President authority to conduct day-to-day operations. In conjunction with the President and Cabinet, the Board of Trustees approves the direction of the College.

A college with such a rich storehouse of opportunities demands seasoned leadership, innovative vision, and time-tested discipline. Key attributes aimed for within Daemen’s student body – affective awareness, moral and ethical discernment, the ability to deal effectively with change – must trickle down from the school’s executive, professional and educational leadership.

Indeed, intellectual and civic leadership at Daemen College is a valued life skill that’s woven into the fabric of the academic culture here. Daemen takes pride in offering an impressive range of leadership opportunities to our students – from Student Alumni Ambassadors to Peer Mentors, Learning Center Coaches to Admissions Tour Guides, and Career Peer Coaches. These and other opportunities help students gain practical exposure to program planning, delegation, motivation of personnel, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other characteristics of effective leadership.

We’re in an increasingly global environment today. New media, new technologies and social changes are occurring at warp speed. That’s why it’s more crucial than ever before that Daemen College is guided by outstanding leadership – in those who guide its future, and in those who are its future.

Visit Us!

Students walking from Rosary Hall

That’s the best way to really get a feel for what Daemen is all about! Daemen is located in suburban Amherst, New York just minutes away from the city of Buffalo. To schedule a weekday individual interview and tour the campus, email us admissions@daemen.edu or call 800.462.7652.

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Wow! We have students studying from Saudi Arabia at Daemen College!

Eighteen students from Saudi Arabi are participating in the Health Care Studies, Natural Science, Executive Leadership and Change, etc programs. 

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Student Profiles

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In Daemen, I took ESL classes to improve my English. I worked at Canavan Desk and made a lot of friends over there. I participated in a Business dinner with my professors. I was invited to join a family party by my professors. During the weekends, I often take the school shuttle to the shopping mall. These experiences helped me to ease into the American-style of study, life, and business.

Support Daemen

An on-going appeal, the Annual Fund directs gifts to support the scholarship fund and general operations of the college.