Mollie Ballaro Portrait

Mollie Ballaro, MS Ed.

Chief Enrollment Officer
[email protected] 716.827.2558
Office Location: 102


Born, raised and educated in Buffalo, Mollie came to Trocaire in 2015 and has been in the field of admissions for 20 years. Most recently she served as Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Canisius College. Mollie has enjoyed traveling and recruiting diverse students from all around the world during her career, from China to Puerto Rico, Massachusetts to California. Mollie enjoys working with students and helping them find their perfect-fit careers.


MS, Education: College Student Personnel Administration, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 2007

BA, Communication Studies Canisius College, NY 2001

  • Minor: Psychology
  • All College Honors
  • Member of Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit honor society)
  • Member of Di Gamma (Canisius College service and honor society)

Professional Experience

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 2011-2015

  • Led the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of comprehensive admissions enrollment plans to meet institutional goals annually.

Associate Director of Admissions, Assistant Director of Admissions
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 2004-2011

  • Reviewed and rendered admissions decisions for applicants to the college
  • Coordinated fall and spring recruitment travel program for counseling staff
  • Pre-professional health program liaison for pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and osteopathic medicine; oversaw pre-health joint degree admission procedures with partner institutions

Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions Counselor
Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, 2001-2004

  • Executed a comprehensive territory and prospect management plan in central New York and southern tier Western New York
  • Advised prospective graduate and undergraduate students in college and program selection
  • Assisted with graduate admission Canadian Education Certification information sessions in Ontario with counseling staff


Certificate of Completion, Western New York Women’s Leadership Institute, 2015


National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

New York State Association of College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC)

  • Served as host site coordinator for NYSACAC annual Conference at Canisius College in June 2013
  • Managed a $200,000+ conference budget

Consortium of Jesuit Admission Directors (CJAD)

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)