Dear UB colleagues,
On behalf of the search committee for the dean of the School of
Law, we are pleased to announce that we have confirmed on-campus
visits by five outstanding finalists for the dean position. These
visits, scheduled on February 9, 10, 16, 17, and 27, will include
meetings with faculty, senior academic and administrative
leadership, staff, students, alumni and invited community
We recognize that this is a very busy time in the academic year,
but the participation and input of members of the campus community
is critically important to the success of this search for the dean
of the School of Law. We urge all members of the UB community to
review the CVs of the finalists, attend their public forums and
submit input to the search committee.
Your participation not only allows you to learn more about the
finalists and to engage in conversation with them about the future
of UB, but also assists our efforts to recruit the very best new
dean by demonstrating that the members of the UB community are
genuinely invested in the search for their academic leadership.
The names and CVs of the finalists are live at this
link now. Members of the UB faculty, staff and student body
will need to log in with their UBIT name and password to gain
access to the names and CVs of the candidates.
Invitation to public forums
Public forums with the finalists are scheduled from 9:00
– 10:00 a.m. on each of the visit dates in The Francis M.
Letro Courtroom (113 O’Brian Hall), North Campus.
At these sessions, the candidates will offer an opening
statement of their vision for UB’s School of Law, as well as
their interest in and qualifications for the dean’s position.
Following the opening statement, there will be time for questions
and conversation with the finalists.
The open sessions for each candidate will be webcast on live
stream. The links to the webcasts will be available on the password
protected page of the search website on the morning of each
open session. An archive capture of each session will remain
available on line until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.
Search committee seeks campus input
The search committee for the dean of the School of Law and
UB’s senior leadership value input from members of the campus
and extended UB community. Please take the time to complete and
submit a feedback survey on as many of the candidates as your time
and knowledge allow. Feedback surveys for each of the five
candidates will be available here
beginning the first day of their campus visits.
The compiled input from these surveys will be provided to the
members of UB's senior leadership team who will make the final
hiring decision for the new dean. To ensure timely consideration of
your feedback, please submit your feedback by 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 2.
Thank you for your interest and participation in the search for
the new dean of UB’s School of Law. Additional information
and updates about the search are always available at the search
Paul Tesluk, Dean of the School of Management
Chair, School of Law Dean Search Committee