Staff

 

 

Adrienne E. Stanfill

Adrienne E. Stanfill

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

Phone:
716.286.8339
Office Location:
Library Room 208, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109

Adrienne has been with Niagara University since 2004 beginning as director of sponsored programs and currently as director of sponsored programs and foundation relations, overseeing all pre-and post-award services related to competitive external funding for the university. In addition to her general administrative responsibilities, Adrienne is an adjunct instructor for both the English Department and the master's of interdisciplinary studies program, where she teaches grant development and management to graduate and undergraduate students, is co-secretary of Niagara's Research Council, and serves on several university committees and task forces.

Active in the broader community, Adrienne serves as a board member or trustee for several organizations in the region and abroad, including Malawi Children’s Village (Mangochi, Malawi); Journey’s End Refugee Services (Buffalo, N.Y.); and Family & Children’s Service of Niagara County (Niagara Falls, N.Y.).  She is a former board member of the Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition/Historic Michigan Street Baptist Church (Buffalo, N.Y.); Cradle Beach Camp (Angola, N.Y.); and Junior League of Buffalo (Buffalo, N.Y.).

Adrienne was selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Vincentian Mission Institute, a Vincentian leadership program in partnership with DePaul and St. John's Universities from 2007-2010, was chosen as one of Business First Buffalo's Forty under 40 honorees in 2008, and was a member of the Leadership Buffalo Class Experience in 2012.

Her undergraduate degree was earned at Mount Holyoke College; she completed coursework with the University at Buffalo School of Architecture graduate program, and was awarded her interdisciplinary master's from Niagara University, focusing on poverty studies and nonprofit management. Adrienne spends her time away from the office traveling, reading, cooking, collecting cookbooks and spending time with friends and family. She lives in Medina with her husband, Marcus, and her two dogs, Moose and Annabel.

Jill A.  Shuey

Jill A. Shuey

Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

Phone:
716.286.8029
Office Location:
Library Room 208, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109

Jill has been with Niagara University since 2006 and is responsible for managing and coordinating post-award grant activity from all public and private funds for the university. As the inaugural executive director of Niagara University’s ReNU Niagara program for over six years, Jill was responsible for the administration and management of over $800,000 in both public and private grant funds. To sustain the work of ReNU, she fostered relationships with local government, foundation and business representatives as well as established positive partnerships with Niagara University administrators, faculty, students and community stakeholders.  

During her time as executive director of ReNU, Jill served on the boards of the Niagara Falls Main Street Business and Professional Association and Niagara Beautification Commission, as a member of the Niagara Falls Weed & Seed program steering committee and served on the Niagara County Food Policy Council. In 2011, Jill was honored to receive the Citizen Partner of the Year Award from the Niagara Falls Block Club Council and a Woman of Distinction Award from the YWCA of Niagara. She is also a graduate of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program. Jill is currently serving on the Housing and Neighborhoods Working Team for One Region Forward planning initiative.

Jill has over 12 years of experience in volunteer management, citizen engagement, leadership development, community capacity building and multi-neighborhood planning. She has also received training in community building models including asset-based community development. Prior to her tenure with NU, Jill worked as a volunteer coordinator, a community organizer and as a neighborhood planning consultant.  Jill received her master of social work with a concentration in community organization and social administration from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor of social work from Valparaiso University. During her undergraduate studies, she also received a minor in urban studies.

Jill lives in the University Heights neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y. with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys working to fix up her 1920’s arts and crafts home and is proud to have been recognized by “Buffalo in Bloom” for her front yard flower garden. During the summer, Jill and her family share in the joy of urban vegetable growing and bike trips to the farmers market.