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Hilbert College
Office of Marketing & Communications
Bogel Hall
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075

Matt Heidt 
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
Bogel Hall, 140D
716-649-7900 x 255

Charlene Budziszewski 
Coordinator of Digital Media & Design
Bogel Hall, 140B
716-649-7900 x 240

Samantha Jo Gill
Social Media/Web Coordinator
Bogel Hall, 120C 

Daniel Heims
Conferences & Events Coordinator
Bogel Hall, 120A

Student Assistants

Sydney K.
      Marketing Assistant

Lauren N.
      Marketing Assistant


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What we do

Creative Services

The Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for the visual marketing and identity of the college. We also coordinate all print projects to facilitate estimates and production.

From banners and billboards, to print and electronic advertising, publications, posters, invitations and more, Marketing & Communications manages all these services --- campus wide.  All design projects (collateral material) will require Vice President approval before planning and design can begin.

The college’s wordmark and graphic standards are available online, but we can provide help using the college’s wordmark on any publication, apparel or item for sale or distribution.


Photography and videography visually tell the Hilbert College story. Both are powerful marketing tools that build brand and reputation awareness to the college’s important constituents.  Our video and photography are purposeful and, generally, story driven.  Coverage of campus events cannot always be accommodated.


Our marketing area creates engaging campaigns to support the Hilbert College Strategic Plan, enrollment initiatives, and sustain the Hilbert College brand and image. We promote awareness by utilizing a wide range of tactics and techniques as well as use available market research to help determine the best strategy to reach your target audience. Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance the image of the College. 

Marketing & Communications is here to help you, but before making a request, you should have a general sense of your project’s scope – will you need writing, design and/or photography, what format will best suit your objectives (brochure, booklet, postcard, other), what is your overall budget and when do you need delivery. The creative and production process can take anywhere from several weeks to many months. All design projects (collateral material) will require Vice President approval before planning and design can begin.

Communications Services

As content clarifies and promotes the college’s brand position and supports our strategic goals, Marketing & Communications provides professional writing and editing services for publications produced by all college departments and offices as needed. The writing style guide is available online.

Print publications include: Hilbert College Magazine (alumni magazine), admissions pieces, newsletters, etc. Publications are available online.

Marketing & Communications produces the online newsletter Hilbert Buzz, which is delivered weekly to faculty and staff.  We also produce the external blog/news source Hilbert CommUNITY, which is targeted to current and prospective students.

We also assist in the development of publications for special events required by the college and various departments. Marketing & Communications facilitates crisis communications, via social media and on the Web site.

News Services

Marketing & Communications coordinates media relations for the college and is the main liaison for news bureaus and reporters seeking information or experts for stories they are working on. The office sends out press releases to constituent and news outlets to inform, pitch stories and publicize news, programs, and events.  The office also serves as chief media contact for day-to-day news on campus and acts as the voice of the college in the event of an emergency. 


Web Services

Web services provides creation and development of Web content, Web design and Sitefinity content management use and training. Web Services manages the college's website, assists with web communication strategy, and offers technical and graphic design solutions.  We also maintain the official social media sites of the college: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and more.


The Marketing & Communications Department handles Hilbert College licensing.  Any and all licensing agreements are executed by the Marketing & Communications Department, including those that apply to legally protected logos and wordmarks for Hilbert College departments, including, but not limited to, athletics, institutional advancement, and adult & grad.


Stay Connected

Hilbert Blogs

This blog serves as a celebration of what is happening at Hilbert College, from news and events to accomplishments and inspiration.

Hilbert Buzz
This emailed newsletter serves the faculty and staff to keep them informed of important announcements, events, and initiatives.

News Feed

Hilbert College Names Finney Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dec 21, 2020

Maureen Finney photoHAMBURG, N.Y. – After a national search, Maureen F. Finney, Ed.D., PA-C has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hilbert College, President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D. announced.  Finney’s appointment is effective January 1, 2021.

“I am confident that Dr. Finney has the experience, vision, and leadership skills to work collaboratively with constituents across our campus to advance our academic initiatives,” Brophy said.  “I am thrilled to have a leader with Maureen’s knowledge and talents in this vital role.”

Finney comes to Hilbert after 20 years at D’Youville College.  She has served as dean and professor for the School of Health Professions since 2015.  As chief academic officer for the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, Finney was responsible for the strategic direction and long range planning for the School of Health Professions. As dean, Finney oversaw eight departments including Chiropractic, Dietetics, Exercise and Sports Studies, Health Administration and Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy with an accompanying enrollment of nearly 1,000 students, 60 full time faculty, and 50 adjunct faculty.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to help advance the academic priorities for the entire campus community,” Finney said. “I look forward to the collaboration with the talented faculty, students, and staff at Hilbert to build on the College’s solid foundation and support Hilbert’s academic excellence.”

Finney was project leader for D’Youville’s new Health Professions Hub and she secured $5 million from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Higher Education Capital Assistance Program (HECap) for the project.  She developed and implemented a strategic planning process to include creation of a school-wide mission and vision. 

In collaboration with department chairs, Finney led successful re-accreditation processes for all specialized accreditors within the School of Health Professions. She served as Self Study Co-Chair for 2015 MSCHE Decennial Review which led to a successful college wide re-accreditation.

In addition to dean and professor, Finney also served as interim executive director of the chiropractic department and chairperson of the physician assistant department. Finney has also served as a clinical physician assistant for the Department of Family Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine.

Finney has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Niagara University and a master’s degree in natural sciences from the University at Buffalo.  She received her Ed.D. in health policy and education and a bachelor’s in physician assistant from D’Youville.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With over 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.