BEOC Executive Director Search

Published March 9, 2023

Updated March 9, 2023


UB is actively recruiting the next Executive Director of the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center. A full position summary and qualifications are available on UB Jobs at:

Cheryl Taplin, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Director of Student Success and Academic Support, is serving as chair of the search committee. In addition to Dr. Taplin, the search committee includes:

  • Mary Craig, Chairperson, BEOC Advisory Council
  • Michelle Debergalis, Director of Administrative Services, Educational Opportunity Center
  • Kristie Kaminski, Counselor, Educational Opportunity Center
  • Roosevelt Mareus, Executive Director and Dean, Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, SUNY Brockport
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, Director, Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program
  • Karen Russo, Director of Finance and Administration, University Center for Academic and Workforce Development, SUNY
  • Megan Toohey, Director of Government Relations, Office of Government and Community Relations
  • Gwendolyn Triplett, Assistant Professor, Educational Opportunity Center
  • Chris Yuen, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Educational Opportunity Center

Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet finalists and offer feedback. We expect to have the new Executive Director identified by June 1, 2023.



A. Scott Weber                                                                                      Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs