College Announces Administrative Promotions

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  Trocaire College announced the promotion of three individuals – Richard Linn, Ph.D. to vice president for academic affairs and planning, Michael LaFever, Ed.D. to chief administrative officer for administration and auxiliary services, and Jack Hudack to chief financial officer.

“As we continue to re-frame the structure and direction of Trocaire College, I am thrilled that Dr. Linn, Dr. LaFever and Mr. Hudack have agreed to be part of the leadership team,” noted Trocaire President Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D.  “Each of these individuals has dedicated a number of professional years to serving Trocaire students and the College community, and I am glad they have accepted these new assignments.  Along with some additional organizational changes, our goal is to develop a team that will be focused on managing the excellent reputation Trocaire has in Western New York, and further define our strategic place in the higher education landscape of this region.”

Linn has been serving as the College’s dean of planning, assessment and research and was named interim vice president for academic affairs in January 2013.  In his new position as vice president for academic affairs and planning, Linn will continue to oversee all functions of planning, assessment and research, as well as new responsibilities for all academic programs, workforce development, academic success services and instructional technology.  Linn received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico.

LaFever previously held the title of dean of program development and enrollment management.  As chief administrative officer for administration and auxiliary services, he will have responsibility for college facilities, human resources, library services, college support services, information technology, and administrative information services.  LaFever earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University at Buffalo.

Hudack, who has been a Trocaire College employee since 1975, was promoted to chief financial officer.  Previously he held the title of director of student accounts.  In his new role, Hudack will oversee the College’s student billing, accounting and budgeting functions.  Hudack received his bachelor’s in business administration from St. Bonaventure University.

Trocaire College, founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy of Buffalo, is a private college offering associate and baccalaureate degrees as well as certificate programs.  Trocaire’s main campus in Buffalo is the hub for healthcare majors while the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business location on Transit Road in Williamsville offers courses in hospitality management, nutrition and dietetics, human resource management, computer networking and healthcare informatics.