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Lori Jancik  
Lori  Jancik

Position:
Director of Student Athlete Engagement


Lori Jancik enters her fourth year as Director of Student Athlete Engagement. She previously worked in Siena's Office of Development and External Affairs and also taught as an adjunct instructor in Siena's History Department. Jancik has a wealth of experience at Capital District colleges and universities, having also served in administrative capacities at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2001-04) and at Albany Law School (2004-05).

Jancik oversees the department's student athlete services and life skills programs, working in conjunction with academic advisor Gail Picillo and life skills coordinator Ellen Howe. In addition, she actively promotes and develops academic enrichment opportunities for Siena's student-athletes, including internships, participation in undergrad research, independent study, and original programming.

A graduate of Butler University with a double major in History and International Studies, Jancik earned a fellowship at the University of Maryland, where she completed her Master's degree in French History. She also obtained her New York State Teacher Certification at Siena in 2008. To encourage student athletes to avail themselves of extracurricular academic and professional pursuits, she draws upon her experience in Washington, DC, as a policy analyst for a Japanese trade association and as the Special Projects Coordinator for the four international museums within the Smithsonian Institution.

Lori can often be found at Siena home games trying to keep her five-year-old daughter, Elinor, from wanting to be part of the game.

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