Ph.D, University of Virginia
M.S.Ed, State University of New York- College at Potsdam
BA, State University of New York- College at Potsdam
Dr. Gregory J. (Greg) Nayor currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Daemen College responsible for the student life experience including the management and supervision of the areas of student activities, residence life, counseling and health services, dining services , and campus safety. Additionally, Dr. Nayor has served as associate faculty with Drexel University for nearly 5 years. Previously, Dr. Nayor held leadership positions at the University of the Arts, Virginia Intermont College, and Lynchburg College. An energetic and innovative leader, Dr. Nayor has served on various committees and organizations at the state and national level. Dr. Nayor holds a BA in History and Secondary Education and a Masters in Education from the State University of New York (SUNY)- College at Potsdam, as well as an earned doctorate (Ph.D) from the University of Virginia in Higher Education administration.
Dr. Nayor’s has placed his professional emphasis on campus safety, crisis management, and compliance with a co-authored chapter in an upcoming NASPA publication, “College in the Crosshairs”. Specifically, Dr. Nayor has presented extensively on the use and inclusion of Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Teams (BAITs), co-authoring a resource guide on the subject for Paperclip Communications. Additionally, Dr. Nayor serves as the co-chair for the Western New York (WNY) Consortium’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Education as well as to the NASPA Region II Board coordinating corporate relations.
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Kerry Spicer is a true believer in the value of the collegiate experience. A native Western New Yorker with 15 years experience in Student Affairs at both public and private institutions, Kerry 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. She is a wife, the mother of two fantastic kids, and an exercise enthusiast. She has run Utica, NY’s Boilermaker 15k three times, and it is her hope to complete a half-marathon one day.
A recent winner of the Edward S. “Beanie” Drake ACUI Founders Award and the Christine A. Chergi ACUI Region VII Award, she is a champion of the student experience on a college campus. Students are a true joy and inspiration to her, and the driving force behind Kerry’s energy and enthusiasm. Kerry is certified as a Safe Zone Trainer as well as a Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation Trainer. She has served as a leader in the discussion around student activism on the college campus as a faculty member for ACUI’s Student Organizations Institute. Her presentations have focused on the establishment of an Emergency Response Team and working together with campus stakeholders.
Kerry Spicer holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from SUNY Fredonia and a graduate degree in Student Personnel Administration (HESAA) from Buffalo State College. Kerry is currently serving as the Recognition Coordinator for ACUI’s Region VII and a team lead for the ACUI Volunteer Development Team. She resides in Williamsville with her family, her 17-year-old cat Henri and her part-time dog Molly.
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 Life
Mead-Colegrove comes to Daemen 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, Mead-Colegrove 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. Most notably, Mead-Colegrove transformed the fall orientation program into a week of welcome serving 2,000+ students. In addition, Mead-Colegrove is also a member of the FBI Buffalo Citizens Alumni Academy.
Before joining Buffalo State, Mead-Colegrove held positions as assistant and associate director of campus life at SUNY Fredonia, where he created SUNY's first interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies. Before his work at SUNY Fredonia, he worked in residence life at Michigan State and West Virginia University.
Mead-Colegrove 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.
Hailing from Jamestown, NY Danielle began her tenure at Daemen in November of 2014. Danielle returns to Buffalo after serving as an Area Coordinator and then Assistant Director of Residence Life at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She most recently served as the Associate Director of Residence Life at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Danielle earned her B.A. from St. Lawrence University and Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration from Buffalo State College.
In her role, Danielle oversees all of Daemen’s housing operations and residential programs.
Danielle is a member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the St. Lawrence University Alumni Council and St. Lawrence University Young Alumni Committee.
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.
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.
Dr. Ida Gibson was recently appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Daemen College. In this role, she is responsible for creating and sustaining a campus culture that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion, and will develop the vision for Daemen’s new Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Most recently, Gibson was director of grants management in the Office of the City Administrator for the District of Columbia Government, where she helped develop the infrastructure and had oversight of more than 120 grants managers covering 40 different District of Columbia agencies. Prior to this, she managed policy and program decisions, research, and projects for the Richmond City Council.
A native of LaGrange, Ga., Gibson earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in public administration from Savannah State University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Georgia.
Her research interests and areas of teaching are in talent management, diversity initiatives, cultural competency, equity and access in public policy, and minority women in politics.
As Director of Conference Services, Kara Kane is the newest member to the Student Affairs division. Kara has worked in the hospitality industry, most notably Buffalo Lodging Associates, for over a dozen years and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Daemen College. A former Disney cast member with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Canisius College, Kara has substantial knowledge of marketing, sales and guest services. Kara is dedicated to helping clients have a first-rate experience at Daemen College.
Mr. Lamark Shaw is the Interim Director and an adjunct professor who teaches CFE101 at Daemen College. 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.