Gross Named President’s Chief of Staff

By | September 7, 2018
Amanda Gross

Amanda Gross

Amanda Gross, assistant athletic director for administration/chief of staff at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed chief of staff to the president of Daemen College.

The appointment, effective Sept. 24, was announced by Daemen President Gary Olson.

In this position, Gross will serve as advisor to the president and as liaison between the president and key internal and external groups and the Daemen Board of Trustees. She will also be responsible for oversight of the president’s office.

“A proven leader, Amanda brings a high level of experience, expertise, and accomplishments that will be vital to this important administrative role,” said Olson. “I am pleased to have her serve at Daemen in this capacity and confident she possesses the strengths and collaborative approach that will make her an outstanding representative for the president’s office and for Daemen College.”

Gross has held her current leadership position in UB athletics since 2016, having previously served as assistant athletic director for administration and assistant to the athletic director. Prior to joining UB, she was assistant director of development for major gifts at the University of Mississippi, and held fundraising positions in athletics at Duke University.

“I would like to thank President Olson and his cabinet for this tremendous opportunity to serve as chief of staff to the president,” said Gross. “I am excited to join the Daemen family, and I look forward to working with the incredible students, faculty, and staff that make Daemen such a unique and special place.

Gross earned a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College.

A native of Tampa, Fla., she resides in East Amherst.

Gross succeeds Sherrie Gustas-Przewozny, who is now serving as director of special events at Daemen.

“I have truly enjoyed my many years in the Office of the President,” said Gustas-Przewozny. “Looking for a new challenge, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to use my skills and knowledge in a different capacity at a college where I have had a wonderfully rewarding career.”