BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The administrative offices of the University at
Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College (MFC) have moved to the UB
Downtown Gateway, formerly the M. Wile & Co. building, at 77
Goodell St. in Buffalo.
While the administrative team is moving to a new home, current
course and certificate programs will continue to be offered
primarily online and on UB's North and South campuses for
traditional classroom-style courses.
After nearly 60 years of being housed on UB's South Campus, MFC
is returning to its roots in downtown Buffalo. Founded in 1923 as
UB's "Evening Session" for men and women with limited access to
higher education interested in pursuing a college degree, MFC was
based in Niagara Square's Townsend Hall before relocating in 1953
to the South Campus as a way to accommodate the rapid growth of
adult students -- primarily GIs returning after World War II.
Renamed in 1937 for UB's first chancellor and the 13th president
of the United States, MFC evolved to become UB's college for
continuing education and academic outreach. MFC is a fully
accredited college of the university recommitted to serving adult
students with a full complement of credit and non-credit academic
programs and opportunities.
"MFC's move to the UB Downtown Gateway is significant to its
mission and to UB's commitment to serving citizens of Western New
York," said Larry R. Gingrich, associate dean of MFC. "We look
forward to developing partnerships with business and organizations,
and launching new programs for continuing and professional
MFC joins the UB Regional Institute, UBMD and UB's Office of
Economic Engagement Development in the historic structure that
forms the gateway to UB's downtown campus and the nearby Buffalo
Niagara Medical Campus.
The UB Downtown Gateway provides space for community outreach,
service and research programs with a public orientation. It also
houses the Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC) and URS
Corporation, non-UB entities.
MFC's Career Growth Tracks provide the opportunity to earn
university academic credit and certifications in life sciences,
healthcare, human resources, technology, business and legal
studies. Adults interested in continuing their education or seeking
opportunities for credentialing beyond their degree may contact MFC
by phone at 716-829-3131, fax at 716-829-3475 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive
public university, a flagship institution in the State University
of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus.
UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests
through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional
degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a
member of the Association of American Universities.