To: All UB Employees
From: Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor,
Computer Science & Engineering and E. Bruce Pitman, Dean,
College of Arts & Sciences, and Professor of Mathematics,
SEAS Search Committee Co-Chairs
On behalf of the search committee for UB’s next dean of
the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, thank you for
interest in this leadership search.
Following the file review process and confidential off-site
interviews, the search committee has invited four outstanding
candidates to participate in more extensive on-campus visits. The
finalists will visit campus the week of October 1. The candidates
will have the opportunity to meet with many of UB’s faculty,
staff, students, and volunteers. Candidate names, vitae, and
schedules for the public forums are available at the Engineering
Dean search website at this link.
Public forums with the finalists are scheduled on October 1,
October 2, October 3 and October 4, all taking place at 3:30 p.m.
The October 1 public forum will be in 145A Student Union on the
North Campus. The remaining public forums will be in 120 Clemens
Hall on the North Campus. We strongly encourage you to attend these
sessions to learn more about the finalists and to engage in
conversation with them about the future of UB. Your participation
is also a signal to these accomplished candidates that the UB
community is genuinely invested in the search for its academic
Search committee seeks campus input by October
Following the October 4 candidate visit, the search committee
will move quickly to prepare a summary report on the finalists for
President Tripathi and Provost Zukoski, who will make the final
decision on the appointment of the next dean of the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences. The search committee invites your
feedback about the finalists for the dean position. Please direct
any input by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your input will be treated confidentially; your name will not be
associated with your specific comments when reviewed by the
committee. Please submit all feedback no later than Sunday, October
7 to ensure that it will receive timely consideration.
Thank you to everyone who participate in the search by attending
the candidate sessions and offering feedback to the search