Mentoring Program

The 2019 - 2020 Mentoring Program

The Application Period has ended and the new Mentoring Program Kick Off will be September 27th, 2019.

2019-2020 Program Curriculum

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

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

  • Professional Development Planning (‌Professional Development Worksheet)
  • Public Speaking Mini-course
  • Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
  • Servant Leadership Session
  • Facilitation & Presentation Skills
  • 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.  Mentors and protégés are expected to meet monthly by phone, online or in-person.  

Congratulations to the 2018-19 RF Mentoring Program graduating class

class for the 2018-19 RF Mentoring Program 

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:

Jenna Lehr, Deputy Learning Officer

Nadia S. Digges, L&D Coordinator

Kathleen Caggiano-Siino, Vice President for Human Resources