Student Affairs

Students working together in office setting

Student Affairs Mission Statement

The Mission of the Student Affairs Division is to provide student services and programming from a caring, inclusive, and student-centered perspective that supports and enhances holistic learning within the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.  Our goal is to empower students to strive to reach their full potential in the development of the whole person while supporting their academic and occupational success.

Our dedicated professionals are ready to be of service in many ways, with special emphasis on Advisement, Academic Support, Wellness, Career Development, Counseling, Student Leadership, and multiple activities and clubs. Additionally, we implement the planning and preparation for commencement and orientations of new and transfer students.

Many of you have multiple priorities in your lives outside of school: jobs, families, and responsibilities.  We hope to enhance the quality of your experience here at Trocaire, as well as help you to step into the future with confidence, success, and a sense of service.


Kathleen Saunders, MS
Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Choate Campus
Room 121
Interim Director of Student Engagement
Choate Campus
Room 143
Interim Director of Wellness Center
Choate Campus
Room 118

Jenny Nickeson, Ph.D.  
TRiO Program Director
Choate Campus
Room 116
Office: 716-827-2523

Jonathan Hudack, MS 
Director of Financial Aid
Choate Campus
Room B 01
Office: 716-827-2567

Maureen Gannon Burns, BA
Operations Coordinator Enrollment and Student Affairs
Choate Campus
Room 121

Christine Ryan, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Success and
Director of the Title III Grant
Choate Campus
Room 122

Mark Petrie, MBA
Dean of Admissions
Choate Campus
Room B 15

Joanne Warren, MS
Director of Palisano Learning Center/TOP Program
Choate Campus
Room 112

Jennifer Morrison, Ph.D.
Program Director of OVW Grant
Choate Campus
Room 118