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From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Thanks for Making a Smooth Transition to the New School

Today, Buffalo State College officially launches the new School of Arts and Sciences. This is an accomplishment we should all be proud of as we enter a new era of academic excellence.   

I want to thank everyone who helped turn this vision for the new school into a reality, specifically Julian Cole, officer in charge of the School of Arts and Humanities (A&H), and M. Scott Goodman, officer in charge of the School of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS), for their expert leadership. For the past year, they’ve worked with faculty, staff, and the administration to make the transition as seamless as possible.   

I also want to recognize Kelly Frothingham, associate dean of the School of NSS, and Carlos Jones, associate dean of the School of A&H, for their leadership over the past year and beyond.  

And finally, I thank the members of the School of A&S Task Force, the Transition Committee, and the Committee of the Whole, who created the underlying structure for the new school and developed, amended, and adopted the mission and vision statements and bylaws, for their commitment and hard work.  

This is an exciting time for Buffalo State, and I believe we’ll soon see the many benefits of merging the best of the arts and the sciences into one school under the able leadership of Dean Brian Cronk. It wouldn’t have been nearly as successful a process without our committed faculty and staff. For that, I am very grateful.