Valerie C. Nolan

Valerie C. Nolan

Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

Office Location:
O’Shea Hall, Room 103B

Working collaboratively with senior university administrators and faculty, Nolan provides leadership and oversight of a comprehensive system for obtaining, managing and stewarding external grant support for institutional priorities and professorial research.

Nolan, over the course of her career, has secured in excess of $20 million in grants and in-kind contributions for clients from private foundations and federal, state and local governments.

Nolan possesses a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jill A.  Shuey

Jill A. Shuey

Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

Office Location:
O’Shea Hall, Room 103-B, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109

Jill has been with Niagara University since 2006 and is responsible for managing and coordinating post-award grant activity from all public and private funds for the university. As the inaugural executive director of Niagara University’s ReNU Niagara program for over six years, Jill was responsible for the administration and management of over $800,000 in both public and private grant funds. To sustain the work of ReNU, she fostered relationships with local government, foundation and business representatives as well as established positive partnerships with Niagara University administrators, faculty, students and community stakeholders.

In 2011, Jill was honored to receive the Citizen Partner of the Year Award from the Niagara Falls Block Club Council and a Woman of Distinction Award from the YWCA of Niagara. She is a graduate of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program. Jill currently serves on the Board of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.

Jill has over 15 years of experience in volunteer management, citizen engagement, leadership development, community capacity building and multi-neighborhood planning. She has also received training in community building models including asset-based community development. Prior to her tenure with NU, Jill worked as a volunteer coordinator, a community organizer and as a neighborhood planning consultant. Jill received her master of social work with a concentration in community organization and social administration from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor of social work from Valparaiso University. During her undergraduate studies, she also received a minor in urban studies.