Rodney M. Grabowski named Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Rodney M. Grabowski

Dear University Community:

It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Rodney M. Grabowski as Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, effective Dec. 4, 2017.

Rod’s appointment is the culmination of an extensive national search launched in June of this year. From a pool of highly qualified candidates, he emerged as an ideal fit for this important university role.

I am confident that Rod will use his wealth of experience to provide the strategic leadership necessary to encourage and inspire more private philanthropy and enhance engagement with our worldwide alumni community as, together, we strive to position ourselves among the very best public research universities.

For more details about this appointment and about Rodney Grabowski’s background and accomplishments, I invite you to read the full announcement.

I am delighted that Rod is joining our institution and our senior leadership team at a time of such great momentum and progress for UB. Please join me in welcoming him to our university community, and to this important leadership role.


Satish K. Tripathi