Published December 20, 2021
This academic year, many of your colleagues have been involved in the Implementation Committee for the President’s Advisory Council on Race recommendations to enable UB to harness its education, research and engagement missions to combat racism, dismantle structural barriers to equality, and make UB a more inclusive place to live, learn and work. The implementation effort is led by a Steering Committee chaired by Suzanne Rosenblith, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and Mark Alnutt, Vice President and Director of Athletics, and is composed of over 150 faculty, staff and student members from across the university.
The seven subcommittees recently submitted their recommendations to the chairs of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is reviewing and creating a consolidated report based on those recommendations. Our student advisory groups have contributed very thoughtfully to this process. Early in the spring semester, the Steering Committee will host town halls to share the recommendations and gain feedback from the campus community. I look forward to those discussions.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all faculty, staff and students who have worked diligently to help UB achieve its diversity and inclusion goals and ensure that UB is equitable in our policies, programs, activities and traditions.
A. Scott Weber Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs