SUNY Buffalo State University seeks nominations and applications for an accomplished, dynamic, inclusive, mission-focused, and visionary leader to serve as its Tenth President. In January 2023, the institution was designated as a university and changed its name from Buffalo State College to Buffalo State University. The next President will have the opportunity to build upon this new designation to strategically advance the university’s competitiveness locally, regionally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally.
Buffalo State is a diverse and inclusive university committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Buffalo State serves an engaged student population including 49.6% students of color, 23.0% first-generation college students, 50% Pell grant recipients, 20.4% adult learners, and 1.3% online students. In fall 2022, Buffalo State enrolled 6,445 students including 5,464 undergraduate and 981 graduate students. While the majority of students come from Erie and Niagara Counties, over 1,400 students are from Metro New York City. The university recruits both nationally and internationally. Buffalo State offers 79 undergraduate and 64 graduate programs in three academic schools, Arts and Sciences, Education, Professions, and the Office of Graduate Studies.
The President serves as the chief administrative officer of the university. The President will be dedicated to academic excellence, student success, building a diverse community and culture of opportunity for all, open and shared governance, and financial as well as environmental sustainability. The university seeks a creative, inspirational, and effective administrator committed to public higher education and to promoting the interconnectedness of liberal arts and sciences and professional programs to educate future generations of students. The next leader should be the embodiment of the university’s mission.
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Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All nominations and applications should be sent in confidence to: BuffaloStatePresident@storbecksearch.com
Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice).