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Canisius says goodbye to Dan Dentino Ph.D

By. Natalie Faas, News Editor


Dan Dentino, Ph. D., has left Canisius after over two years of service to the community as the vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Dr. Dentino has accepted a new position at Franciscan University, his alma mater, where he received his bachelor's degree in theological studies.

Per an article on the Franciscan website, Dr. Dentino will serve as the college’s vice president of student life and started the position in late June.

In his time at Canisius, Dr. Dentino served the campus community in many ways. He connected with students on a personal level and was often found outside his office interacting with the students and other members of the community.

Longtime Canisius faculty member and professor emerita Sandra M. Estanek, Ph. D., will serve as the interim VP for student affairs as the college conducts their search for Dr. Dentino’s replacement.

Dr. Estanek has been a distinguished member of the faculty at Canisius since 2002 when she came on as director of the master’s program in higher education and student affairs administration program. She then retired in 2018 and continues to teach part time.

Canisius has not released a statement to the students on Dr. Dentino’s departure at this time.


Picture credit: The Canisius College website


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