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Peter Reiser ’84, who has 22 years of experience in Jesuit education, including six of those here at Canisius, has been named dean of students at Canisius High School, Principal Andrea Tyrpak-Endres announced Monday morning.

Reiser was the director of college counseling at Canisius from 2000 to 2006. He has spent the last 16 years at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. 

“Through his experience here as a student and counselor, and his more than two decades working in Jesuit education, Peter Reiser brings an excellent combination of skills and perspective back to Canisius,” said Tyrpak-Endres, who is in her eighth and final year as principal; she will continue on as a teacher and a steward of the CHS House System.

“I am thrilled that Peter Reiser will be returning home,” said Dean of Students Tom Coppola, who will become principal on July 1. “His talent, experience and deep commitment to Jesuit education will enhance every aspect of our community.”

Reiser, who has a total of 29 years of experience in education, grew up in the Town of Tonawanda and is a graduate of Canisius College.

Reiser has been a school counselor at Regis Jesuit since 2014; prior to that he spent eight years an assistant principal for academics. Prior to his tenure at Canisius, he was a school counselor in Western New York, spending seven years at Letchworth Central School in Wyoming County.

He will begin his new role at Canisius on July 1.  

“The dean of students, particularly at a Jesuit high school, is perhaps the one individual most responsible for setting atmosphere, tone and, of course, behavioral expectations for the student body,” Reiser said. “I want to contribute to an atmosphere of respect among the student body; respect for self, respect for others, and a respect and love for the gift of a Catholic, Jesuit education.”

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Peter Reiser ’84 named dean of students at Canisius

Peter Reiser ’84, who has 22 years of experience in Jesuit education, including six of those here at Canisius, has been named dean of students at Canisius High School, Principal Andrea Tyrpak-Endres announced Monday morning.

Reiser was the director of college counseling at Canisius from 2000 to 2006. He has spent the last 16 years at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.

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