College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Listening Sessions Announced: January 26, 2016

Published January 26, 2016

TO:  Members of the UB Community

The search for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences has officially launched; the search committee will hold its initial meeting this week. As the committee works to develop the recruitment strategy for this position, we invite members of the university community to join representatives of the search committee at listening sessions to discuss campus interests and priorities for the search.

The listening sessions have been scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 2, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., 107 Capen Hall (Honors Colloquium Room inside Silverman Library) (College of Arts and Sciences faculty only)
  • Wednesday, February 3, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., 250 Baird Hall (open to all)

We encourage all interested individuals to attend these meetings.

If you are not able to attend the listening sessions, you are always welcome to offer input to the search committee online at this link. This survey site will remain active for comments and questions throughout the search, and collects all input confidentially.

A search website is active now with information on the search process, committee, communications, and application and nomination procedures. Additional information will be posted on the site as it becomes available.

Thank you for your interest in this important leadership search. We hope to see many of our colleagues at the upcoming listening sessions. We will continue to provide updates to the campus community on the progress of this search as there is information to share.


Robert Shibley, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Dean and Professor, School of Architecture and Planning

Diana Aga, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Henry M. Woodburn Professor of Chemistry and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences