Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement

  • Dr. David Taylor

    Dr. David Taylor

    Dr. Taylor was appointed Director of the Institute in 2011. He joined the criminal justice faculty in 1999 after earning his Ph.D. in criminology, law and society from the University of California, Irvine. He has taught courses on homeland security, research methods, race and gender, and building... Read more →

  • Brittany DePietro

    Brittany DePietro

    Brittany was born, raised and currently resides in Niagara Falls, NY. She graduated from Niagara Catholic in 2007, then went on to earn her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, with a minor in Statistics at Niagara University. She has also completed a Master’s degree in School Counseling, K-12 at... Read more →

  • Gail Struzik

    • Position Office Coordinator
    • Phone 716.205.0077
    • Office Location Roosevelt House

    Gail Struzik has been employed in various departments at Niagara University for approximately 20 years, and now works part-time with Levesque Institute, a role that gives her an opportunity to maintain regular contact with the community.  Gail also worked as the school secretary at Stella Niagara... Read more →

ReNU Niagara

  • Tom Lowe

    Tom Lowe

    Tom Lowe is Director of ReNU Niagara, which is Niagara University’s community outreach arm – located in downtown Niagara Falls. Born and raised in Niagara County, Lowe graduated from Fredonia State University in 2009 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Arts Administration. Immediately after... Read more →

  • Brittany DePietro

    Brittany DePietro

    Brittany was born, raised and currently resides in Niagara Falls, NY. She graduated from Niagara Catholic in 2007, then went on to earn her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, with a minor in Statistics at Niagara University. She has also completed a Master’s degree in School Counseling, K-12 at... Read more →

  • Megan Johnson

    Megan Johnson

    • Position AmeriCorps VISTA
    • Phone 716.205.0287
    • Office Location 640 Park Place, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

    Megan graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Medical Anthropology of Global Health and a B.A. in South Asian Languages. While pursuing her Undergraduate degrees, she spent 11.5 months living in Rajasthan, India, studying Hindi language as a FLAS Scholar at the American Institute... Read more →

  • Mary Fran Kosinski

    Mary Fran Kosinski

    • Position HAWNY - Niagara County Program Coordinator
    • Phone 716.205.0287
    • Office Location 640 Park Place, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
    • Website www.wnyhomeless.org

    Mary Fran graduated from Niagara University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. During her college career, Mary Fran volunteered at a number of organizations throughout Niagara County. Along with her volunteer work, Mary Fran also interned at ReNU Niagara, Niagara University’s community... Read more →

  • Krista Ehasz

  • Jake Martineau

    Jake Martineau

    • Position Work Study Student
    • Phone 716.205.0287
    • Office Location 640 Park Place, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

    Jake grew up in Niagara Falls, NY and is a junior at Niagara University majoring in Accounting. He has been a work study student at ReNU since his freshman year. Jake works on many projects at ReNU, including Beautify Niagara, the annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair, Project Connect Niagara and others. He... Read more →

  • Baillie Latour

    Baillie Latour

    • Position Work Study Student
    • Phone 716.205.0287
    • Office Location 640 Park Place, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

    Baillie is from Rochester New York and currently lives in the town of Irondequoit. She is a sophomore at Niagara University pursuing a marketing major with a communications minor. At ReNU she helps with many different tasks including office duties such as filing paperwork, typing up documents and... Read more →

Learn & Serve Niagara

Border Community SERVICE

  • Dana Estrada

    Dana Estrada

    Since July of 2010, Dana Estrada has served as the director for Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University. Estrada joined the staff of BCS/NU in May 2008 as the project Coordinator for the City of Buffalo citizen preparedness training and outreach education program, funded by the... Read more →

Western New York Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC)

  • Dr. Marilynn Fleckenstein

    • Position Director
    • Phone 716.286.8352
    • Office Location Dunleavy Hall, Room 117