Campus and Community Response

“Dr. Tripathi’s international reputation as an accomplished researcher and transformative leader in higher education makes him ideally suited to serve as president of the University at Buffalo.

“Major public research universities like UB provide access to high quality, affordable education and engage in research that helps build vibrant communities at home and across the globe. Dr. Tripathi will provide outstanding leadership for UB as it carries out this important mission.”

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, 3/17/2011 statement

“From an exceptionally qualified candidate pool, Dr. Tripathi quickly emerged as a front runner in the search committee's review process. His impressive body of work as a scholar and academic leader and his compelling vision for UB's future made him the Council's unanimous recommendation to lead our university. I am confident that he will carry forth and strengthen UB's legacy of excellence.”

Jeremy M. Jacobs, UB Council Chairman and Chair, UB presidential search committee, 3/17/2011 memo to the campus community

“This is great news for the university.  I can’t think of a better outcome for UB, or a more direct path to achieving UB’s vision of excellence.  I’ve come to value Satish’s wisdom, good counsel, and visionary thinking greatly, and I can say with utmost confidence that the future of UB is in very good hands.  

The story of UB is the story of how a great American public research university comes into being.  It’s a story that has taken shape over more than 160 years—it’s still unfolding, and I firmly believe that some of the most exciting chapters are still ahead of us.   I’m honored to have contributed to it over these past seven years, and as a new chapter begins, I look forward to the exciting progress sure to come as UB continues to fulfill its great promise.” 

Dr. John B. Simpson, 14th president, University at Buffalo

"He understands where education is right now, what kinds of moves we have to make and what the culture is." 

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and presidential search committee member Diane Christian, quoted in 3/17/2011 Buffalo News article

"Having Provost Tripathi was really a major factor in my decision to come to UB. I really believe that Dr. Tripathi understands the potential of UB and the positive impact that UB can have on the region."

SUNY Distinguished Professor Esther Takeuchi , quoted in 3/17/2011 WBFO story

“This is an excellent move by SUNY and the University at Buffalo. Dr. Tripathi understands the power of UB 2020 as well as anyone connected to UB and Western New York. In addition, his academic credentials as well as his international experience will only enhance UB's reputation around the country and the world."

Marc Adler, immediate past president, UB Alumni Association, commenting on 3/17/11 Buffalo News article

“UB has chosen its next president and it's good news for our University and for Western New York . . . As a local leader, Dr. Tripathi has a strong understanding of the Western New York community. Our region will benefit from Dr. Tripathi's pursuit of the University's goal of becoming one of the nation's finest research institutions."

Tim Lafferty, president-elect, UB Alumni Association, commenting on 3/17/11 Buffalo News article