VP for University Communications

Published August 22, 2019

Dear University Community:

It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. John DellaContrada as the Vice President for University Communications, effective August 26, 2019.

John has been serving in this leadership position in an interim capacity since September, 2018. Prior to that, he was UB’s associate vice president for media relations and stakeholder communications, a role in which he excelled in positioning the strategic branding and messaging for UB in local, national, and international media. Additionally, he worked closely with university administrators, researchers, faculty and staff in planning, implementing and promoting the UB story, which significantly expanded UB’s reputation and relationships within the many communities we serve.

With more than 30 years of experience in higher education communications, John has been a member of the UB family since 1996. During that time, he has been a leader within University Communications, serving as a mentor to many of our talented professional communications staff and holding leadership roles within professional communications organizations in the Western New York community and beyond.

John’s leadership in an interim capacity has continued to position UB very strongly in terms of our university’s communications, branding, and marketing strategies. I look forward to his continued leadership and contributions as our university works to build even further on this success.

For more details regarding this announcement, please view the full news release here. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating John on his appointment.


Satish K. Tripathi