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From the President

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

150th Anniversary Planning Committee Updates

I am pleased to announce the following updates to the Buffalo State 150th Anniversary Planning Committee:

Co-chair: Timothy Gordon, Vice President for Student Affairs
Co-chair: George Hole, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Philosophy

William Benfanti, Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Alumni Engagement, Institutional Advancement
Rebecca Catalano, Professional Development Assistant, Professional Development Center
Benjamin Christy, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities
Daniel DiLandro, Head of Archives and Special Collections, E. H. Butler Library
James Finnerty, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Thomas Koller, Senior Associate Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
Lisa Krieger, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Management
Richard Lee, Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Applied Science and Education
Christina Luke-Grace, Secretary I, Marketing and Communications
Joseph Marren, Chair of the College Senate; Professor of Communication
James Mayrose, Dean of the School of the Professions
Kevin Miller, Dean of the Graduate School
Carolyn Morris-Hunt, Chief Operating Officer, Burchfield Penney Art Center
Latrese Myers, Alumni Board Representative
Christine Parker, Alumna
Wendy Paterson, Dean of the School of Education
Douglas Reid, Lecturer, Creative Studies
Howard Reid, Former Chair of the College Senate; Professor of Psychology
Crystal Rodriguez, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Mark Severson, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences
Timothy Walsh, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Rita Zientek, Associate Dean of the School of the Professions

Joseph Cicatello, President of United Students Government
Levearn Burks, Student Representative
Shantel Coleman, Student Representative

In 2021, Buffalo State will reach its 150th year of existence as an educational institution. The planning committee is charged with developing and coordinating activities in the coming years that will culminate with our Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2021. One hundred fifty years is an extraordinary achievement that will be marked by a proper celebration. As we look back over the years of teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service to this community and beyond, we can be tremendously proud of our legacy and our contributions to our students, the city, and the region. I look forward to celebrating with the entire Buffalo State community in 2021!