Three in Center for Community Serving on National Student Affairs Governing Boards

Lenny Sancilio, Wendi Kinney and Fatima Rodriquez Johnson

From left to right, Lenny Sancilio, Wendi Kinney and Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, all from the Center for Community, simultaneously hold national leadership positions in national student affairs professional associations.

GENESEO, N.Y. -- Three administrators in the College’s Center for Community are serving in  leadership roles of three major national student affairs professional association governing boards.

Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, assistant dean of students and multicultural programs and services, is serving a three-year term on the board of the Consortium for High Achievement and Success (CHAS); Leonard Sancilio, dean of students, is president of the Board of Directors of; and Wendi Kinney, associate dean of students for fraternal life and off-campus services, is on the national Board of Directors of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA).

“Geneseo aspires to be a leading example of a highly functioning and impactful liberal arts college, and these appointments provide our staff members access to and interaction with other  key influencers in their specific fields,” said Robert A. Bonfiglio, Geneseo’s vice president for student and campus life. “The College and its students have benefited greatly from their involvement with these boards, which consist of leading practitioners in the student affairs field.”

Rodriguez-Johnson coordinates services and activities and services that promote understanding of and appreciation for the full range of human diversity. She also provides personal support to students of diverse backgrounds as they transition to Geneseo. CHAS comprises 26 selective liberal arts college and small universities dedicated to promoting high achievement, leadership and personal satisfaction of student on the member campuses, with a focus on promoting success among students of color.

Sancilio works directly with students to assist them in adjusting to college life and in resolving problems and conflicts that may arise during their undergraduate career. Sancilio aids students in interpreting College policies and assuring full access to all opportunities offered by the College. He also coordinates the Center for Community. is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing by providing education and resources, advocating on hazing prevention and building partnerships with others.

Kinney works with the College’s recognized Greek life organizations by providing advisement, resources, and programs. She also oversees programs and services to all students residing or interested in moving off campus. The mission of the AFA is to enhance its members’ abilities to foster impactful fraternity/sorority experiences with a vision of aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education.         

The Center of Community is a department of the Division of Student and Campus Life, that encompasses six specialized student support areas that facilitate student learning and success.

Release written by Communications & Marketing intern Kitrick McCoy ’19.


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