UB School of Management Establishes "Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship"

Group to contribute to education in entrepreneurship

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: November 18, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management has named eight highly experienced individuals from the local business community "Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship." The group will assist the school in the development and implementation of educational initiatives in entrepreneurship.

The "Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship" program was formed at the behest of School of Management Dean John M. Thomas.

"We are planning a number of new programs to integrate entrepreneurial studies into our curriculum, particularly in areas related to the university's mission in the commercialization of technology and the biotechnology industry," said Thomas.

"We identified eight prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to entrepreneurship in Western New York, and invited them to join this group and share their expertise with our faculty and students," Thomas added. "I am honored that they all have accepted and I look forward to working with them."

The inaugural "Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship" are: John F. Dunbar, of Clarence, partner, Strategic Investments & Holdings, Inc.; Robert H. Fritzinger, of Williamsville, president and CEO, MicroLanguage; Thaddeus H. Grasela Jr., of Amherst, president and CEO, Cognigen Corp.; Laszlo Meszaros, of Williamsville, president and CEO, Meszaros International, Inc.; Thomas A. Palmer, of East Amherst, partner/vice chair, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel; Nora B. Sullivan, of Clarence, director, Citigroup Private Bank; Paul Willax, of Clarence, CEO, Center for Business Ownership, Inc., and Joseph E. Wolfson, of East Amherst, president and CEO, HealthAmerica Network.

According to Thomas, the Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship will assist the school in a variety of significant roles, such as lecturing in entrepreneurship classes; mentoring MBA students who enroll in the new Biotechnology Management concentration; advising the school on how to provide management and business planning assistance to the university's initiatives in technology transfer; and participating with the school's Center for Executive Education in the development of short courses and certificate programs in the field of technology entrepreneurship.

The University at Buffalo School of Management is ranked as one of the world's top-50 business schools by The Wall Street Journal. It also has been cited by Business Week as one of the "best business schools" in America, and by Forbes for "best return on investment." For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu.