Office for College Advancement

Meet our staff.

Mr. John Ciskanik
John Ciskanik
Vice President for Advancement

John earned his BA in History from Fairfield University and his MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He joined the College in 1992, first as Director of Admissions and then as VP for Development, Planning and College Relations in 1995. Since 2004, he has served as Vice President for Advancement. His responsibilities include all aspects of Relationship Management, Fund Raising, Donor Stewardship, and Planned Giving.

Contact John Ciskanik by email at or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1250.

Mr. Paul Jalsevac, Esq.

Mr. Paul Jalsevac
Director of Advancement Operations & Services

Alumnus Paul Jalsevac returned to Christendom in December 2010. While at Christendom, he served as President of the Student Body and helped start a new Endowment. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Christendom in 1999, Paul entered Ave Maria School of Law. He served as Managing Editor of the Ave Maria Law Review before graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2006. Paul then spent two year as a legal law clerk for Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Finally, Paul practiced general commercial litigation as a litigation associate at the international law firm Jones Day. Paul then felt called to return to the College he loved because of a strong belief in its mission.

Contact Paul Jalsevac by email at or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1253.

Mr. Tim Flagg

Mr. Tim Flagg
Philanthropy Officer

Prior to joining Christendom in 2009, Tim spent 23 years in the information technology industry in sales, marketing and management. He has been an IT consultant for General Dynamics, Rockwell Intl., and Virginia Tech among others. He has held clearances with the federal government and has assessed and designed sensitive network systems for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Dept. of Homeland Security and a few other unnamed agencies. Tim holds an FCC license and is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD – 1 of 9000 worldwide) through the Building Industry Consulting Services International(BICSI) . Dr's Warren & Anne Carroll have been dear friends of the Flagg family since the early 1970's and he enjoys working with the Advancement team. Tim likes being part of a mission which changes lives and saves lives. He feels honored to know Christendom's donors and their dreams for restoring all things in Christ.

Contact Tim Flagg by email at or by phone by calling 800.877.5456.

Mrs. Leslie Mathews

Mrs. Leslie Mathews
Prospect & Donor Relations Coordinator

Leslie is happy to assist any of our donors who may have questions regarding a donation they would like to give or have given. She will do all she can to honor your requests and make your experience with Christendom College a pleasant and memorable one.

Contact Leslie Mathews by email at or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1251.

Mrs. Roseanne Podlinsek

Mrs. Roseanne Podlinsek
Assistant to the Director of Development Operations

Roseanne serves as the primary processing point for constituent data entry and updates to the College's central database and assists the DAOS by providing administrative and professional support in executing annual giving and day-to-day operations.

Contact Roseanne Podlinsek by email at or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1239.