Farley named associate vice president and dean of students
Kathleen Farley, associate dean of students and Title IX coordinator at Canisius College, is joining the Salve Regina community as its new associate vice president and dean of students.
A native of South Buffalo, New York, Farley comes to Salve Regina with more than a decade of experience in student affairs and higher education administration, having worked in the areas of residential life, international student programs, new student orientation, leadership development and student conduct.
While at Canisius, Farley managed assessment and evaluation for the student affairs division. Deeply committed to advancing efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion on campus, she also served as co-chair of the college’s Bias Resource and Response Team.
“I am really looking forward to returning to the Sisters of Mercy tradition,” said Farley, who attended Mount Mercy Academy, a college-preparatory high school. “I feel a strong connection with Catherine McAuley’s vision for educational experiences.”
A current doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, Farley is studying how students experience institutional mission through the prism of their social identities, and whether these experiences impact their sense of belonging.
“From the very start of the interview process, the Salve community drew me in with just how welcoming, passionate and committed they are to the Salve student experience,” she said. “I am excited to join the incredible student affairs team and support students in establishing their sense of belonging within the Salve Regina community.”
Farley’s higher education experience includes serving as an instructor for graduate courses in student development in higher education, assessment and advanced research, and first year experience courses. She is an active member in many higher education and student affairs professional organizations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS). She has also held leadership positions with the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators.