October 9, 2019, Buffalo, NY — University at Buffalo Art Galleries is pleased to announce the new appointment of Robert Scalise as Director and Liz Park as Curator. Robert Scalise has been promoted to Director this summer following the past three years of leading UB Art Galleries in an acting capacity and eighteen years of service in a number of positions. As Acting Director, Scalise expanded the UB Art Galleries’ permanent collection and secured significant acquisitions valued at over $5,000,000. A recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award of Excellence for his leadership in building the Cravens World open-storage collection, Scalise has focused his energy on cultivating donors and engaging communities. Scalise also led the development of the Connect Gallery with support from Conventus on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as a community art space in a citywide outreach effort.