Kerry Spicer is a native Western New Yorker with 20 years experience in Student Affairs at both public and private institutions. Dr. Spicer has a passion for education and a dedicated work ethic. She always strives to use her role to enhance the student experience and strengthen the communities around her.
Dr. Spicer is a recent winner of ACUI's Gretchen Laatch Grant & Scholarship award for her dissertation Latinx College Student Experiences: The Value of BAIT in Persistence. She is a champion of the student experience. Students are a true joy and inspiration to her, and the driving force behind Dr. Spicer’s energy and enthusiasm.
Kerry Spicer holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from SUNY Fredonia, a graduate degree in Student Personnel Administration (HESAA) from Buffalo State University, and a doctoral degree from Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Management. She is a wife, the mother of two fantastic kids, and most recently won a seat on the Williamsville Board of Education.
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center, Second Floor, Room 203
Kim Pagano currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement. In that capacity, she provides oversight and direction to the new student & parent orientation programs, as well as LEADS, a student leadership development program created under her vision, in leadership. Ms. Pagano also oversees Career Services and Student Activities, which includes: student organizations, Greek life, student transition and programming. During her 25 years in higher education, Ms. Pagano has served in various leadership roles at Daemen College, beginning with her work in the office of enrollment management and into her current role in student affairs. A former recipient of the Daemen College Outstanding Administrator Award, Ms. Pagano serves as associate faculty in Daemen’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Change program, teaching organizational leadership and self-development. In 2015, the Association for Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA) presented her with the Region II Outstanding Contribution to Student Leadership Programs Award. NASPA annually recognizes individuals who have made significant and outstanding contributions to their campus, student affairs, and the field of higher education.
Ms. Pagano holds a Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Change from Daemen College and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Canisius College. Prior to her work at Daemen College, Ms. Pagano was the public relations director for the Herschell Carrousel Museum.
Assistant Dean for Campus Safety & Operations
Robert "Bob" Mead-Colegrove has been in higher education for over 30 years and at Daemen for about 8 years. Prior to Daemen, Bob came from BMCSPEAKS LLC, a consulting company, where he presented to various groups on topics such as leadership, bias management, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Prior to BMCSPEAKS, Bob served as Director of Orientation and New Student Programs at Buffalo State. At Buffalo State, he was responsible for working collaboratively with a wide range of campus stakeholders in designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the undergraduate student orientation programs. In addition, Bob is also a member of the FBI Buffalo Citizens Alumni Academy.
Before joining Buffalo State, Bob held positions at SUNY Fredonia, Michigan State, and West Virginia University.
Bob earned his master of education in college counseling and college student personnel from the University at Buffalo and bachelor of science in mathematics education from SUNY Fredonia. Bob is also an EMT at Daemen University.
Heather Maclin is the new Director of Student Activities and oversees the Office of Student Activities providing direction, training, and support for student clubs and organizations, as well as, acting as the advisor to SGA and IGA. Ms. Maclin comes to Daemen with extensive experience in student activities, event planning, contract negotiation, community building, and small group facilitation. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, she obtained her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Ms. Maclin is the former Assistant Director of Wilson Commons Student Activities at the University of Rochester.
Mr. Lamark Shaw is the Director of Career Services and an adjunct professor who teaches CFE101 at Daemen University. Mr. Shaw also is the Sales Manager/Buyer for United Men’s Fashion in Buffalo, New York. He has a BS in Design from Buffalo State College, MS in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College and an Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate from the University of Buffalo. Mr. Shaw is currently working on his Ph.D. in Organization and Management at Capella University.
After working as the Director of Housing & Residence Life for two and a half years, Emilee was promoted to Assistant Dean for Auxiliary Services at Daemen. Emilee previously worked at the University of Pittsburg at Bradford for six years, where she served in various leadership capacities within residence life, including Director of First Year Experience. She has a diverse background working at both small and large, public and private institutions. Emilee holds a bachelor's degree from Medaille College in Psychology and a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo in Higher Education Administration. Emilee is a Green Dot-Certified Trainer, has taught several first-year seminars, and is a trained conduct officer.
Doug brings to Daemen a wide range of experience in the security field including private investigations, loss prevention, security management, and as a previous Public Safety Officer at Medaille College. Doug has extensive experience in law enforcement, serving for many years as a Police Officer for the City of Durham, North Carolina. During his Law Enforcement career, he worked in criminal investigations, was a member of the Tactical Team and also a Bike Patrol Officer. Additionally, Doug spent 2 years in Afghanistan as part of a State Department contract working as a trainer/adviser with the Afghan National Police.
Doug graduated from Buffalo State College with Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Lauren Vohwinkel currently serves as the Director of Conference Services. In her role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of internal and external events on campus .She brings to the team more than 8 years of event management, marketing, and non-profit organization event planning. Her work in event planning led her to higher education and planning both small and large campus-wide events. Lauren is dedicated to creating memorable and seamless guest experiences.
Lauren holds a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Advertising, and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Administration from SUNY Buffalo State University. She is excited to be part of the Daemen community and build partnerships with external clients.
Community Standards & Student Advocacy
Formerly, a supervisor with Campus Safety, Miguel brings to the College a 6-year career in safety and security with an educational foundation in Criminal Justice and Security Management from Buffalo State College, finishing with a Master of Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Originally from New York City, Miguel has worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Kaleida Health, and now with Daemen. Mr. Rodriguez brings significantly valuable educational and practical experience to the Director role. He is a published writer and educator and is certified in Basic Life Support and Management of Aggressive Behavior.
Arianna Coppola is a graduate of Daemen University, receiving a bachelors and master’s degree in Social Work. Arianna is a Licensed Master Social Worker, she brings to the University a background in mental health education and awareness. Before being promoted to the Director of the CHIP Center, Arianna was formerly a Career Advisor at the University. Arianna is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for the Daemen community while promoting health and wellness.
Stephanie has been offering counseling services to students as well as serving as the assistant director and clinical coordinator for the CHIP Center. Before working at Daemen, Stephanie attended Canisius College in Buffalo and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in clinical/counseling psychology, school psychology, and classical studies. She then continued her education at the University at Buffalo obtaining her Master of Science degree in mental health counseling. She earned her licensure as a mental health counselor in NYS and has completed training through the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute. Stephanie worked for over five years as a therapist at an outpatient mental health clinic.