Memorial service for former President Greiner is Feb. 2

Release Date: December 23, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo will hold a public memorial service for former President William R. Greiner at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus. A reception will follow.

The death of UB's 13th president on Saturday has elicited an outpouring of emotion from colleagues, students, friends and supporters, who recall his personal warmth, love of teaching, pursuit of excellence and tireless advocacy on behalf of UB.

View a slideshow highlighting the career of William R. Greiner.

The Greiner family is deeply appreciative of the condolences received from people from all over the world.

The family gratefully declines flowers. For those who wish to make a contribution in memory of Professor Greiner, the family has identified three campus programs that held special importance to him: the Center for the Arts, UB athletics and the William R. Greiner Scholarship Fund. The fund, established in his honor in 2004, supports an endowment for a full-tuition scholarship to the UB Law School for a meritorious student who exemplifies leadership ability, dedication to public service and commitment to the Western New York community as a whole.

Those wishing to make a donation can do so online at or call (716) 645-3312.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. 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.

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