Mentoring Program

Announcing the 2017 - 2018 Mentoring Program

The New Mentoring Class Kick-off was held on September 18, 2017.

2017-18 class of RF Mentoring Program 

Calendar of Events

The Mentoring Program is a professional development opportunity that matches knowledgeable mentors with RF staff looking to develop their talents and expertise in all areas of RF business. 

Guided by our commitment to creating generations of future leaders, the program is modeled on the faculty-student mentor/protégé relationship. The twelve-month curriculum includes:

  • Professional Development Planning (‌Professional Development Worksheet)
  • Book Review of Now, Discover Your Strengths
  • Public Speaking Mini-course
  • Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
  • Servant Leadership Session
  • Effective Communications/Listening Workshop
  • Emotional Intelligence Workshop

This professional development opportunity extends to all RF/SUNY employees working in research administration (direct or indirect). Mentors and protégés are matched up from across the SUNY campuses and the RF Central Office. RF mentors and protégés are expected to meet monthly by phone, online or in-person.  

List of previous participants

Program Testimonials

Why be a Part of the Mentoring Program?
Tom Popielarski Testimonial Scott Shurtleff Testimonial
Brian Moore Testimonial Kathleen Caggiano-Siino

For more information about the RF Mentoring Program, please visit our FAQs page,

Frequently Asked Questions

or, reach out to one of the RF Mentoring Program contacts:

Laurel McAdoo, HR Administrator

Jami Frakes, L&D Coordinator

Kathleen Caggiano-Siino, Vice President for Human Resources