CEL moves to Downtown Gateway

Published September 13, 2012

The School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has a new home in the UB Downtown Gateway.

The CEL, which promotes business growth through leadership development and experiential learning, has moved from its former location in the Jacobs Executive Development Center (also known as the Butler Mansion) to newly renovated space in the Gateway at 77 Goodell St. in downtown Buffalo.

“This strategic move brings the CEL into the heart of a region where innovation is flourishing,” says Arjang Assad, dean of the School of Management. “The Gateway’s proximity to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and UB’s downtown research enterprises will allow easier collaboration between the CEL and the area’s burgeoning life sciences companies.”

The UB Downtown Gateway provides space for community outreach, service and research programs with a public orientation. These include the Office of Economic Engagement; Department of Family Medicine; the Regional Institute; UBMD, the physician practice plan of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and Millard Fillmore College, which offers continuing education for adults.

The move is another step in CEL’s plan to expand both the scope and reach of its activities, thanks in part to a $525,000 investment by UB and the School of Management.

“Both the new location and the additional funding are an outstanding opportunity to strengthen the center and take things to the next level for the benefit of the region’s entrepreneurs,” says Tom Ulbrich, executive director of the CEL.