New York City – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today reported to the SUNY Board of Trustees on the search for a new
president for the University at Buffalo.
“I am delighted to report
that the University at Buffalo Council is moving forward and establishing the
search committee for a new president in accordance with SUNY Presidential
Search Guidelines,” Chancellor Zimpher told the Board. “I plan to appoint a
representative from SUNY System Administration to the search committee, and
will visit Buffalo as the committee begins their work to provide them with
their charge. This is a critical moment for UB and all of Western New York, and
we will ensure that future leadership is selected in an efficient, compliant
and effective manner.”
Chancellor Zimpher also noted
that she will discuss with the UB Council possible candidates to serve as
interim president and, at a special meeting, present her nomination to the
Board of Trustees for approval before their November meeting.
This same process for
selecting interim presidents at SUNY campuses was recently followed at New
Paltz resulting in the appointment of Don Christian and also at Binghamton resulting in the appointment of C.
Peter Magrath. In addition, Western New York not long ago experienced the
selection of a permanent president at Buffalo State College, resulting in the
appointment of Aaron Podolefsky.
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