Charge: The PSS Mentoring committee was developed to assist members with career development and empowerment. The goals of the committee are to:

  • Offer a formal and informal mentor/protégé program
  • Provide an online reference guide to university resources which can assist employees with professional development and streamlining their work

Chair: Ed Brodka

Current Members: Laura Barnum, David Costello, Kristi Fields, Tracey Gawron, Anthony J. Guzman, Ann Marie Landel, Domenic Licata, Erin MacDiarmid, Candise Morris, Susan Steck, Marianne Sullivan


Mentor Program Overview

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Mentoring Program: Mentoring Matters at UB

  • Have you ever wished someone could assist you with the challenges and opportunities you face professionally?
  • Do you wish you had the opportunity to gain some insight about UB’s culture or advancing your career at the university?
  • Do you feel that you have skills and insight that could help a colleague?

UB’s PSS Mentoring Program may be able to assist you

Mentoring is an extremely beneficial career development tool that the University at Buffalo can leverage given your participation! Studies have shown that having a mentor is a top factor affecting an employee’s success, career satisfaction, and whether they stay with an organization. With your participation as either a mentor or a protégé, the University at Buffalo can be stronger professionally.

The goal of the program is to provide formal or informal mentoring to UB Professional Employees. The program will match protégé with mentors from UB’s professional staff who have the experience, knowledge and insight that assists the protégé in meeting their goals. These goals may be in career, leadership or professional development areas, skills/organizational development, project completion, community involvement, exploring issues such as interpersonal relationships or goal setting. Active mentoring supports employee goals and development, and ultimately, UB’s mission.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or participating in it, email us with a phone number and time we can get in touch with you. One of us will call you to explain the program and gather from you some information we need to get the process started. Mentoring relationships tend to run about a year but our hope is that you will develop a long-term professional relationship as a result of this program.

For more information on becoming a protégé or a mentor, please contact

Last updated: 28 July 2016