The campaign volunteer team includes alumni, faculty, staff and friends from throughout the UB community. By sharing their practical experience and diverse expertise, these leaders help ensure that the campaign will succeed.
The University at Buffalo in 2015 honored the service and philanthropy of Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family to UB with a new name for its medical school: the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Jacobs family made a historic gift of $30 million to the school as it began plans to move to its new home in downtown Buffalo to better pursue innovative medical education, research and patient care. Jacobs is chairman of global hospitality and food service company Delaware North. He has served as chairman of the UB Council since 1998 and has provided invaluable service to the university over three decades. Jacobs also is owner and governor of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
Daniel and Gail Alexander are owners of Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center, which serves the Rochester, NY, and the Finger Lakes region. A Buffalo native and a former lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department, Alexander received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, and completed his orthopedic training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. He specializes in orthopedic sports surgery, including arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, as well as rotator cuff repair, joint replacement and orthopedic trauma. He provides both emergency care and elective surgery at Newark Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital. Gail Alexander serves as the practice administrator of the Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center. They have four children.
School of Architecture and Planning
President of Albert Architecture and Design DPC in Buffalo, N.Y., Beverly has been an associate professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo since 1970. She received a UB distinguished alumni award in 1992.
UB Foundation Board of Directors
Gregory is a graduate of the School of Management, is cofounder and president of Employer Services Corp. in Amherst, N.Y., and serves as the chair of the UB Foundation board. Joanne is also a graduate of the School of Management, and is co-founder and executive vice president of Employer Services Corp. Greg and Joanne served as co-chairs of the 2014 UB Scholarship Gala and they reside in Clarence, NY.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Carol has been president of Carol Gloff and Associates, Natick, Mass., since 1996, after a long career as a pharmaceutical/biotechnology corporate executive. She was president of the UB Alumni Association board from 2013 to 2015, and in 2013 she received the Willis G. Gregory memorial award from the School of Pharmacy.
School of Dental Medicine
Steven, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is medical director of the Washington Institute for Mouth, Face and Jaw Surgery, in Washington, D.C. In 2015, he received the Samuel P. Capen Award, one of UB’s most prestigious awards. Diana is a former attorney who worked for the Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
UB Foundation Board of Directors
Kathie is treasurer of the Keller Technology Corp. in Tonawanda, N.Y., and serves as a trustee of the UB Foundation board.
School of Public Health and Health Professions
Michael, of Clarence, N.Y., is a clinical professor emeritus of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, and is a member of the school’s Dean’s Community Advisory Council. He received the dean’s award from the School of Public Health and Health Professions in 2005.
College of Arts and Sciences
Paul, of Bonita Springs, Florida, is chairman and CEO of Waramaug Hospitality, is past chair of the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s advisory committee and received a UB distinguished alumni award in 2015.
School of Management
Steven, executive managing director and founder of New World Realty Advisors LLC, in Great Neck, N.Y., is a member of the School of Management’s dean’s advisory council, chairs the UB Foundation properties committee, and is a trustee of the UB Foundation board. He was the 2014 recipient of the Philip B. Wels Outstanding Service Alumni Achievement Award and in 1999, and the School of Management awarded him with the Industry Leadership in Real Estate Award.
Daniel, an honors graduate of the School of Management, is managing partner of the HighTower LakeWater investment firm in Buffalo, N.Y., and a trustee of the UB Foundation board, and vice-chair of the investment committee. Karen is a member of the Junior League of Buffalo and serves on the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra board. They live in East Amherst, N.Y.
UB Alumni Association Board of Directors
Joseph, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in political science, is president and CEO of CGR Inc., the Rochester, NY-based nonprofit management consultancy overseeing strategy for the nonprofit management consultancy. He is a member of the UB Alumni Association board of directors. In 2016, he received a distinguished alumni award from the Rochester Alumni Chapter.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Scott, a graduate of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is president of Dimension Fabricators, Inc. in Scotia, NY. He is an emeritus member of the school’s Deans Advisory Council and he was honored with the Philip B. Wells Alumni Achievement Award in 2015, the Dean’s Award in 2011, and the school’s Engineer of the Year award in 2010. Coleen is a physical therapy graduate of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. She enjoyed a long career as a physical therapist in adult rehabilitation and community based health. She is a board member of Dimension Fabricators, Inc. in Scotia, NY. Together, Scott and Coleen received the school’s Delta Award in 2016.
School of Law
Chris is a partner at PJT Camberview, based in San Francisco. He was the 2019 recipient of the UB Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for business achievements and current serves as the Chair of the School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council of which he has been a member for more than a decade.