Buffalo, N.Y. – Leaders from seven regional academic and
economic development institutions will participate in a panel
discussion about the role of higher education in spurring new
economic growth across Western New York.
WHAT: The Regional Summit on Higher Education and
Economic Development will feature an interactive discussion session
on how academic institutions, through research-based innovation,
technology transfer and other means, can help create new jobs and
encourage the growth of industry. Members of the business community
are encouraged to attend. RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/regionalsummit.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational
Research Center at 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
- Howard Cohen, PhD, Interim President, SUNY Buffalo State
- Charles Edmondson, PhD, President, Alfred University
- Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO, Buffalo Niagara
- Virginia Schaefer Horvath, PhD, President, SUNY Fredonia
- Jack Quinn, President, Erie Community College
- Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, President, University at Buffalo
- Howard Zemsky, Co-chair, Western New York Regional Economic
The session will be moderated by Grove Potter, executive
business editor of The Buffalo News, and will feature remarks from
D. Bruce Johnstone, PhD, SUNY distinguished service professor
emeritus at UB and former SUNY chancellor, and Jason E. Lane, PhD,
deputy director for research at the Rockefeller Institute of
Government. Johnstone and Lane are co-authors of
“Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers.”
The panel is made possible by the participating institutions
noted and the Western New York Consortium of Higher Education, with
support from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Similar events have been hosted across the state with the goal of
encouraging new collaborations that can lead to innovation-based