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.
Wick Center, First Floor
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.
Chris Malik has been the Director of Student Activities at Daemen College since 1987. He received his M.S. in Student Personnel Administration at SUNY College at Buffalo, and his B.A. in Music at SUNY College at Potsdam; Crane School of Music, studying Piano and Piano Pedagogy.
In very broad terms, the Director of Student Activities position at Daemen College is responsible for:
- Coordinating student activities on campus
- Advising and assisting student organizations with their events and activities
- Managing the student use of Wick Campus Center.
One of the things Chris loves about his position at Daemen is that he has to wear many different hats and be involved in many different aspects of the College. “I really get energized by working directly with so many of our amazing students, and I enjoy collaborating with my administrative colleagues, faculty, and staff at the College. A College is such an amazing place to work – there is vibrant environment all around you, and opportunities to learn something new every day.”
A few highlights in his career at Daemen College over the last quarter century include:
- Living on campus for a few years after he got married in 1988
- Being recipient of the “Daemen College Outstanding Administrator Award” in 1998
- Holding the positions of Interim Dean for Student and then again as Acting Dean of Students
- Accompanying concert violinist Ayke Agus on piano, at Kleinhans Music Hall at Commencement
- Having daughter Alicia graduate from Daemen with her BFA in 2012, and having daughter Marisa currently at Daemen studying Biology.
When Chris is not at Daemen he enjoys playing the piano, practicing Tai Chi and Chi-Walking, and cross country skiing in the wintertime. Chris and his wife Helen live with their two Silky Terrier pups in the Village of East Aurora.
Kim Pagano currently serves as the Director of Orientation and Leadership Development. 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. During her 20 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 also serves as associate faculty in Daemen’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Change program, teaching critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. 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.
Born and Raised in Buffalo, New York, Alvin Roberts comes to Daemen from Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland, where he served as Director of Multicultural Affairs. Prior to this, he worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York working on multicultural retention and cultural programming efforts, as well as serving in admissions, housing, and academic support positions. He also served as the Coordinator for Club Administration at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
A member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Roberts earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development, an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Strategic Training, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Service Management, all from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Sue Girard is a proud alumna of Daemen College. She began her education when Daemen was still Rosary Hill College. She took a brief 13 year hiatus to raise her four children (or at least get them into school) before she came back to Daemen -- and hasn’t left since. That was nearly 34 years ago. Early on, Sue was charmed by the student population and knew she had found her calling. She remains in close touch with many of the students she has come to know over the years and whom have come to feel like family. Sue is proud to have been named an honorary sister in Daemen’s Lambda Chi Iota sorority during her many years of serving as the sorority’s moderator. She was also honored with the Distinguished Administrator’s Award in 1997.
As Director of Health & Insurance Services, Sue strives to help students discover their personal solutions, by educating and empowering them so they can achieve their true potential and healthiest life. With Sue’s guidance, students establish good health, prevent disease and injuries, and develop effective self-advocacy skills as they invest in a lifelong pursuit of wellness and healthy living.
When not at Daemen, Sue can be found cheering on her many grandchildren at hockey, baseball and basketball games, cheerleading competitions, gymnastics, and dance and violin recitals.
Shannon is a proud Daemen alumna graduating with a Bachelors degree in Psychology specializing in Human Services. She continued her education at St. Bonaventure University earning her Masters in Education degree in Counseling Education. She is currently a certified school counselor and a licensed mental health counselor. She returned to school attending the University at Buffalo and completed a certificate in trauma counseling. Most recently, she spent the last nine years working as a child and family therapist for a mental health outpatient clinic treating children, adolescents, young adults, and families with mental health difficulties. In addition to her clinical position, she accepted a teaching position as an adjunct professor at a local college where she has been teaching since 2007. Shannon enjoys doing yoga and pilates, cooking, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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.