Search Details

Search Committee

Laura E. Hubbard

Chair of Search Committee

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Laura J. Barnum

Senior Associate Vice Provost, Academic Planning and Budget


Christopher S. Connor

Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management Services


John DellaContrada

Assistant Vice President for Media Relations


Mark Frank

Professor of Communication


Allen Greene

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration


Daniel Ovadia

UB Council, Student Representative


Michael J. Pietkiewicz

Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations


Gabriela Popescu

Associate Professor of Biochemistry


Raghav Rao

Professor of Management Science and Systems


A. Scott Weber

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


Nancy L. Wells

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations


Kathleen Wiater

Senior Associate Dean for Communications, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Larry Zielinski

UBF trustee and Past President, UB Alumni Association



Contact the Search Committee

The search committee welcomes input and questions from the campus community. Please direct communications to the committee at

Search Consultants

UB has hired the executive search firm of Heyman Associates to assist with the VPCM search. Heyman’s practice is limited solely to the communications and public relations professions. The team from Heyman working with UB will include Senior Vice President and Managing Director Lisa Ryan and Senior Associate Peter McDermott.

Application and Nomination Procedures

The search committee welcomes nominations of and applications from qualified individuals. Nominees and applicants should provide an electronic version (Microsoft Word or PDF preferred) of their résumé or CV via email to:

Peter McDermott
Consultant to the Search Committee
Senior Associate
Heyman Associates                                                                               

The university and the search firm will make every effort to guard the confidentiality of all nominees and applicants. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.