Matt Marino, Telecommunications Engineer, Network and Classroom
Matt Marino wanted a change. After spending 17 years with
Verizon, Matt decided to return to UB where he had earned his
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering years before.
He joined the Network and Classroom Services department as a
Communications Systems Engineer.
At UB, Matt works with community partners including Buffalo
State College, the City of Buffalo, the Department of
Transportation (DOT), Kaleida Health, the Roswell Park Cancer
Institute, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA),
and the Town of Amherst. He’s involved in a daily exchange of
resources around Western New York which keep UB connected through a
vast fiber optic network.
Matt is responsible for developing a strategy between UB staff
and local organization representatives in order meet common goals.
He also often needs to make information more understandable to
non-technical individuals. Matt added, “Many of these
individuals are very intelligent, inspiring and enthusiastic in
their work. When I can contribute my talents to accomplish a team
goal, it’s very rewarding!”
With IT constantly changing and expanding, there are always new
challenges and a demand to keep learning. “It makes for a
stimulating work environment,” he added. “I’m
excited about the changes in the developing Medical (Downtown)
campus and UB’s ability to be a driver for the Western New
“The work I do in IT provides the communication systems
necessary for professors to teach, students to learn, and
researchers to be involved in their studies,” Matt continued.
“It is easy to take for granted the availability of
UB’s communications network, but if it were to go down,
everyone would be affected. The entire IT staff works very
diligently to ensure that the network stays connected and to design
and build an extremely reliable and robust system.”
Matt enjoys studying the Bible and is active in a Bible
ministry, taking the opportunity to share what he’s learned
with others. He also enjoys playing tennis, bicycling, and