Five Individuals Named to UB Foundation Board

By Cynthia Machamer

Release Date: December 21, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Five individuals have been named to serve three-year terms ending June 30, 2010, on the board of the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

They are: Jeremy Jacobs Jr., executive vice president of Delaware North Companies (Buffalo); Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Ph.D. '69, administrator in the U.S. Department of Transportation (Bethesda, Md.); James W. McLernon, B.S. '50, retired chief of the board of American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.); William A. Niese, J.D.'61, retired from the Times Mirror Company (Bonsall, Calif.); and Marjorie E. Winkler, Ph.D. '80, B.A. '75, senior director of Genentech, Inc. (South San Francisco, Calif.).

The University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc., supports and promotes the activities and programs of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. It provides advice and counsel regarding philanthropy and fund raising, manages gifts and grants on behalf of the university, provides a wide range of financial services for the various units of the university, develops and manages real property on behalf of the university and provides a strong base of private-sector support for the university through its trustees and directors.

Foundation board members are selected for their distinguished achievements in business, industry and the professions and for their commitment to the advancement of the university. While many are from Western New York, an increasing number of board members reside in other areas of the country. The board members appoint the officers of the foundation, establish the foundation's operating and investment policies and approve all budgets and major expenditures of the foundation.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.