Published February 20, 2014
Dear University Community:
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of UB Law Professor, Teresa A. Miller, as the University at Buffalo’s first Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion. In her new role, Vice Provost Miller will report to me and serve as a member of the university’s senior leadership team. Professor Miller’s appointment takes effect March 3, 2014.
Creating the conditions for inclusiveness and equity among faculty, staff and students is critical for the transformational learning environment that will ensure UB’s reputation for excellence in the highly globalized and rapidly changing 21st century. Professor Miller’s demonstrated commitment to equity, advocacy and compassion in her work, as well as her creativity and ability to work across disciplines, make her an outstanding choice to lead, plan, and coordinate UB’s equity and inclusion efforts.
Professor Miller graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, and served as a law clerk to Hon. William M. Hoevelor in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida before joining the UB Law faculty in 1995. She has published extensively on immigration law, prison conditions, and other aspects of the criminal justice system.
I would like to extend my personal thanks to Professor Athena Mutua and all of the members of the search committee for their outstanding service, which was critical to the successful outcome of the search.
Please join me in congratulating Professor Miller and welcoming her to this significant leadership role within our campus community.
Charles F. Zukoski Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Click on the video to watch Provost Zukoski’s Decanal Conversations presentation, "UB 2020: Achieving Excellence," given on April 29, 2014.