School of Management Dean Search On Campus Visits Announced: March 23, 2016

Published March 23, 2016

Dear UB colleagues,

On behalf of the search committee for the dean of the School of Management, I am pleased to announce that we have confirmed on-campus visits by three outstanding finalists for the dean’s position. These visits, scheduled on April 1, 4 and 5, will include meetings with faculty, senior academic and administrative leadership, staff, students, alumni and invited community partners.

The names and CVs of the finalists will be published at this link by close of business on Tuesday, March 29. 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 as follows:

  • Friday, April 1, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 567 Capen Hall, North Campus
  • Monday, April 4, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 567 Capen Hall, North Campus
  • Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 567 Capen Hall, North Campus

We strongly encourage all interested members of the UB community to attend the public forums with the candidates, at which they will offer an opening statement of their vision for UB’s School of Management as well as their interest in and qualifications for the dean’s position. Following the opening statement, there will be time for questions, answers and conversation with the meeting participants.

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.

Search committees seeks campus input

The search committee will convene quickly after the on-campus visits to prepare its summary report for UB’s senior leadership who will make the final decision on the appointment of the new dean. Campus input will be an important component of the search committee report.

Feedback surveys for each of the three candidates will be available here beginning the first day of their campus visits. Please take the time to complete and submit a feedback survey on as many of the candidates as your time and knowledge allow. To ensure timely consideration of your feedback, please submit it by noon on Thursday, April 7.

Thank you for your interest and participation in the search for the new dean of UB’s School of Management. Additional information and updates about the search are always available at the search website.

With best regards,

Liesl Folks, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Chair of the School of Management Dean Search Committee