Michael Mancini joined the Office of the President as chief of staff in January 2014. Prior to this role he was director of community and government relations at the college. Mancini came to the college in 2008 as assistant to the dean of the Central New York Center. As chief of staff he serves as an integral link between the Office of the President, other administrative offices and the college community. He oversees proper functioning of all president’s office administrative activities, supervises its support staff, coordinates communications and oversees collegewide administrative policies and procedures.
He also assists the president on all major initiatives and projects and provides input and counsel on a broad range of college and external matters. He provides leadership in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies for managing local, state and federal government relations and advocacy efforts on behalf of the college.
Mancini earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY Purchase in 2003. After graduating, he worked in the Purchase College Department of Student Affairs as assistant judicial affairs officer. He went onto the University at Buffalo to earn his Master of Education in 2005. While at UB, he worked as a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs. In December 2005, Mancini moved to SUNY Fredonia, where he was the coordinator of judicial affairs until he joined Empire State College.