BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Angelo M. Fatta, Ph.D., president of Fatta
Enterprises and vice president of the Fatta Foundation, Inc., a
charitable foundation supporting child welfare and development in
Western New York, is the new chairman of the University at Buffalo
Foundation board, on which he has served since 2004.
The appointment of Fatta follows the retirement from the board
chairmanship of Reginald B. Newman II, chair of Prior Aviation
Services, Inc. Newman served as UBF board chair for 12 years.
Fatta was owner and CEO of ACTS Testing Labs, a consumer
products testing and consulting service with offices in Buffalo,
Hong Kong and other global locations. The company was sold in 1998
and since then, Fatta has been an engaged community leader,
coordinating the successful creation of several new enterprises,
growth companies and a critical mass of life science activities
that served to position Buffalo-Niagara as a global competitor for
innovation. As chair of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra board of
directors, he recently led the organization to the successful
conclusion of its $30 million campaign.
Newman led the board through unprecedented growth in assets and
revenues and oversaw the construction of five student housing
projects. He is a former chair of NOCO Energy Corp., a family-owned
and -operated corporation headquartered in Tonawanda, N.Y., with
primary divisions that focus on the sale and distribution of
petroleum and energy products.
The UB Foundation board also named three community leaders to
serve three-year terms: Helen M. Cappuccino, M.D., '88, of
Lockport, a surgical oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
and assistant professor of surgery at UB; Randall L. Clark, of East
Amherst, chairman and chief executive officer of Dunn Tire
Corporation of Western New York; and Francis M. Letro, J.D., '79,
of Buffalo, attorney. The State University of New York Board of
Trustees confirmed the appointments, which continue until June 30,
2011, during its Sept. 16 meeting.
The UB Foundation, Inc., supports and promotes the activities
and programs of the university. Foundation board members are
selected for their distinguished achievements in professions and
for their commitment to the advancement of the university.
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.