The University at Buffalo will announce plans to build a new
home in downtown Buffalo for its Educational Opportunity Center at
an unveiling to be held at 11 a.m. Friday (May 22) in the parking
lot of the former M. Wile building at 77 Goodell St., Buffalo.
Speakers will include Assembly Member Crystal Peoples, Deputy
Mayor Donna Brown and UB President John B. Simpson.
When completed, the four-story, environmentally friendly EOC
building will be connected by an atrium to the former M. Wile
building, which will become a new center for UB's academic and
outreach services to the community. The two buildings will form the
UB Downtown Gateway Complex.
The EOC provides disenfranchised urban community members with
innovative academic programs that prepare them for higher education
and vocational training. The new building will enhance the EOC's
ability to serve the community by locating it side-by-side with UB
programs to address unemployment and quality-of-life issues in
The new EOC building and M. Wile building renovation project
advance the UB 2020 strategic plan's focus on increasing the
university's presence in downtown Buffalo.
Media arrangements: John DellaContrada in the UB Office of
University Communications at 645-5000 ext. 1409, and onsite at
Interviews with participants will be made available after the