Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Search Announced

Published June 29, 2017

To: All UB Employees

From: Satish K. Tripathi, President

Dear UB Community:

I am pleased to report that the search for the next vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement is now underway. A. Scott Weber, vice president for Student Life, is serving as chair of the search committee.  

The search committee includes UB senior leadership, staff, alumni and key external constituents. I am grateful to the members of this committee for their willingness to assist UB in recruiting an outstanding individual for this important leadership position.

In addition to Vice President Weber, the search committee includes:

  • Michael Anderson, BA ’97, Area Retail Leader, Vice President, Key Corporate Bank; President, UB Alumni Association
  • Gregory Bauer, BS ’82, Founder & President, Employer Services Corporation; Chair, UB Foundation Board
  • Jonathan Dandes, BS ’74, President, Rich Baseball Operations; Member, UB Council
  • Donald Elick, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Allen Greene, Director of Athletics
  • Jeremy Jacobs Jr., Co-CEO, Delaware North 
  • Nancy Nielsen, MD ’76, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Nancy Paton, Vice President, University Communications
  • Robin Schulze, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of English
  • Paul Tesluk, Dean, School of Management; Professor of Organizational Behavior
  • Joseph Zambon, PhD ’84, DDS ’74, Dean, School of Dental Medicine; SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics

We have secured the services of Isaacson, Miller to assist the search committee. Jack Gorman, vice president, will be the principal from the firm working on this search. Mr. Gorman has extensive experience leading the firm’s advancement practice and has built a strong network within the field of institutional advancement.

The search committee will begin their work in July, and we anticipate having an appointment made by the end of the fall semester. Throughout the coming months, Vice President Weber will update the university community on the committee’s progress. Information also will be available on the search website.



Satish K. Tripathi