Media Advisory: Satish K. Tripathi to be Inaugurated as UB's 15th President at Investiture Ceremony

Release Date: September 22, 2011

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Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, will be formally installed as UB's 15th president at a colorful ceremony to be held Sept. 23.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo will inaugurate Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, as its 15th president tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 23) at a formal and colorful investiture ceremony.

Special guests will include State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who will invest Tripathi in his new office, presenting him with UB's silver presidential medallion.

At the event, Tripathi will discuss his vision for the university and UB's role in addressing local and global challenges. Tripathi's investiture is part of Inauguration Week, a university-wide celebration, Sept. 19-24, which honors UB's proud past while celebrating its extraordinary present and potential for the future.

When: 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.

Where: Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus in Amherst.

Media arrangements: John DellaContrada in the UB Office of University of Communications, at 716-361-3006.

Information about the investiture ceremony:

Tripathi, who served as UB's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs from 2004-11, was one of the principal creators of the UB 2020 strategic plan to achieve academic and research excellence. He has led the university to achieve significant growth in research and scholarly activity, enhanced student quality and diversity, and an expanded international presence.

He was appointed as the 15th president of UB on April 18, 2011.

Online biography of Satish K. Tripathi:

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Interim Vice President for Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
Twitter: @UBNewsSource