Meet the Advancement Team


Meet the Advancement Team

In an effort to drive efficiencies and combine several vital functions, Aquinas formed the Office of Advancement, which includes alumni relations, development, enrollment, marketing, communications, and public relations. We look forward to happily serving the Aquinas community.

Alumni Relations & Development: (585) 254-2020 x1064
Enrollment: (585) 254-2020 x1081
(585) 254-2020 x1023

    • J. Knapp

Joseph B. Knapp is the Executive Director of Advancement, overseeing all activities currently orchestrated by the Office of Alumni Relations & Development, and the Office of Enrollment. Prior to this role, Joby shared his passion for the school’s mission and future as Director of Enrollment and Public Relations. He is currently in his 30th year at Aquinas. Joby is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a minor is sports management.

Joseph "Joby" Knapp
Executive Director of Advancement
(585) 254-2020 Ext. 1014

    • L. Clicquennoi '84, P '13

Lisa Clicquennoi '84, P '13 is the Database Administrator for the Advancement Office.  In this role, Lisa manages the Aquinas alumni database, assisting with the operational vitality of Aquinas. In her 20 years of service with Aquinas, Lisa has worked as Alumni Relations Officer, Communications Coordinator and Admissions Associate, Engagement Specialist and Attendance Officer.

Lisa Clicquennoi ‘84, P '13
Database Administrator
(585) 254-2020 Ext. 1059

    • M. Kallfelz

Meredith Kallfelz is the Director of Enrollment. She started at Aquinas in 2013 as the Communications Associate, and in 2017, began working in enrollment. Meredith holds a degree in public relations and advertising, and enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters, (AQ Class of 2035!).

Meredith Kallfelz
Director of Enrollment
(585) 254-2020 Ext. 1081

    • J. Polston '90

Jay P. Polston '90 is our Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving. Jay grew up in the Maplewood neighborhood where he attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and served as an altar boy at Holy Rosary. After graduating from Aquinas, Jay attended Monroe Community College (MCC) for Physical Education and then continued his studies at Springfield College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. Prior to working at Aquinas, Jay was employed for 22 years with The YMCA of Greater Rochester.
Jay P. Polston ‘90
Associate Director, Major Gifts & Planned Giving
(585) 254-2020 Ext. 1061

    • J. Wagner

Janine Wagner is the Assistant to the President and Office Manager for the Advancement Office. Janine comes to Aquinas with a wealth of knowledge having held similar roles at United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, Rochester Regional Health, and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Outside of work, Janine enjoys gardening, golfing, and being in the great outdoors.

Janine Wagner
Assistant to the President & Office Manager
(585) 254-2020 Ext. 1064
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