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Monday, November 15, 2021

From the President

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2021

Search Committee Appointed: Vice President for Enrollment Management

I am pleased to announce the members of the search committee for the position of vice president for enrollment management at Buffalo State College:

Chair: Rita Zientek, Interim Dean, School of the Professions

Fajri Ansari, Head Basketball Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics
Philip Badaszewski, Assistant Dean, Residence Life Office
James Finnerty, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Kelly Frothingham, Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Keli Garas-York, Professor, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
Yanick Jenkins, Director, Educational Opportunity Program
Gabriel Marshall, Senior Adviser, Student Success and Retention, Academic Affairs
Leah Panek-Shirley, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics
Gary Solar, Chair and Associate Professor, Earth Sciences and Science Education

The search process will be supported by WittKeiffer, a global executive search firm. Our lead consultant will be Shelley Arakawa, who will guide the recruitment and management of the search. In order to fully engage the campus, Ms. Arakawa will be meeting virtually with stakeholders across the campus during the month of November. The anticipated date to open the search will be early December, and I anticipate the appointment beginning July 1, 2022.

Please join me in thanking Interim Dean Zientek and all the members of the search committee for their willingness to take on this important task for Buffalo State.