Gresham Named Associate Vice President At UB

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: February 2, 1994 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mary Harley Gresham has been named associate vice president for public service and urban affairs at the University at Buffalo.

In her new position, Gresham will supervise minority-focused campus programs and initiatives, including the Educational Opportunity Program, the Office for University Preparatory Programs and the Graduate Fellowship Programs.

Gresham has been affiliated with UB for more than 20 years. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the Office for University Preparatory Programs, where she supervised seven state- and federally sponsored programs, such as Upward Bound and the Liberty Partnerships Program.

She also has served as assistant to the vice president for student affairs, providing technical assistance in the development of university-wide strategic and operating plans for student development, recruitment, retention and quality of life.

In this role, she served as the university's first coordinator of fellowship programs for graduate minority students. She was instrumental in developing the programs, which remain a primary funding source for minority graduate students.

Gresham has served on numerous university committees, most recently chairing the search committee for a development officer in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is a member of the University Planning Committee for Black History Month, the Graduate Recruitment Task Force, the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and co-chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Planning Committee.

Gresham earned bachelor's degrees in philosophy and psychology and a doctorate in counseling psychology, all from UB.