Dear University Community:
With great pleasure I announce the appointment of Dr. Jaekyung
Lee as the next dean of UB’s Graduate School of
Education. Dr. Lee is a fellow of the American Educational
Research Association and an internationally recognized leader in
education policy, educational equity, and international and
comparative education. Dr. Lee’s scholarly research
agenda focuses on addressing pressing social questions regarding
high-stakes testing and education accountability, and educational
achievement gaps. He has served with distinction as Interim
Dean of GSE since July 2012.
Dr. Lee’s appointment represents the culmination of an
extensive national search that yielded a great number of highly
competitive candidates. Dr. Lee will lead the Graduate School of
Education as it pursues an ambitious vision for advancing its
national and international prominence in research, graduate
education, and educational policy. Our future is directly tied to
the education society delivers. During this time of debate locally
and nationally on how best to deliver that education, Dr.
Lee’s scholarship and administrative skills make him an
outstanding choice to lead the Graduate School of Education.
I am confident that under Dr. Lee’s leadership, the impact of
the scholarship, education and engagement of the GSE will expand
and, during that process, the global stature of UB will continue to
grow. Dr. Lee’s appointment as dean is effective
I would like to extend my personal thanks to Dean Bob Shibley
and all of the members of the search committee for their excellent
service which was critical to the successful outcome of the
search. For more details on this appointment, please
view the full announcement here.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Lee and in welcoming him to
this significant leadership role within our campus community.
Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs