A native of Buffalo, NY and a product of Jesuit education Bennie earned a B.A. in Education and a M.S. Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius University. His Master’s thesis focused on student motivation in co-curricular experiences focusing primarily on residential students. Bennie currently is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Multicultural Student Center at Canisius University. In this role he works closely with the ALANA Student Center while also overseeing the Center for International Education. He previously worked at Le Moyne College in Syracusem N.Y. for 7 years in various roles within Student Development.