Dr. Richanne C. Mankey to Manage Daemen Division of Institutional Advancement

Temporary Appointment Follows Departure of Daemen Vice President for External Relations Dr. David A. Cristantello


June 6, 2013



Contact: Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations

                (716) 839-8472



Daemen Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. Richanne C. Mankey has been appointed Vice President of Institutional Advancement.


Mankey assumed the temporary responsibilities June 1, 2013. During the interim period she will retain her position as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. 


“The Division of Institutional Advancement plays a critical role for Daemen College, and I am extremely pleased Richanne will manage our efforts in this key area,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.


“In the 10 years she has been part of the Daemen administration – eight years as a vice president – Richanne has become an integral member of the Daemen community. The College and its students have benefited tremendously from her leadership, vision, and management skills.”  


In addition to her new responsibilities Mankey will continue to manage Daemen athletics; housing and residence life programs; orientation and leadership programs; student activities; student health services; Greek life; and campus ministry. At Daemen she is one of two women on the senior leadership team.   


In a related announcement, Daemen Director of Student Activities Christopher P. Malik will be named Acting Dean of Students for the duration of the transition period.


 Since 1996, Mankey has been a Senior Student Affairs Officer and was the youngest named Vice President at Ohio Northern University. Mankey was named Dean of Students at Daemen College in 2003 and became Vice President for Student Affairs in 2005.


As a member of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo-Niagara YMCA since 2006 and chair of the Strong Kids campaign, Mankey has led annual teams of 350 volunteers to exceed campaign goals over five years in a row; the total raised of $1.7 million benefits local children and their families. She is, also, a member of the Financial Development Committee that has collectively raised $3.4 million for the new YMCA-Independent Health facility that opened in January, 2013.   


Mankey graduated cum laude from Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio, 1982); received her master’s degree in Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton (Ohio, 1997); and earned her doctorate in Adult Education from Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, New York, 2007).


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