Governors Residence Complex is a dormitory for freshman, honors,
international, graduate, and other students. It consists of four
linked halls: Clinton, Dewey, Lehman & Roosevelt. Roosevelt
Hall is an exclusively freshman dorm; Clinton Hall is an
exclusively graduate dorm. The Governors complex was designed by
I.M. Pei. Pei also designed an addition to the Louvre and
Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. SUNY used Pei's plans to
design a dormitory at SUNY Fredonia that is architecturally
identical to Governors.
DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) served in the New York State Legislature and the U.S. Senate, and was Mayor of New York City and Governor of New York State from 1817-1823 and 1825-1828. He was instrumental in the creation of the Erie Canal.
George F. Rand, for whom the central Rand Plaza is named, was a
banker and leading citizen of Buffalo who died in 1942.