Published February 6, 2023
Updated February 21, 2023
Dear University Community:
I am pleased to share that the search for the next dean of the School of Architecture and Planning is now underway. Andrew S. Whittaker, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, is serving as chair of the search committee. Under Professor Whittaker’s leadership and with the support of the search committee, I am confident that the search will be a great success.
Composed of faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning, as well as other UB and community members with relevant professional interests and expertise, the search committee includes:
We have secured the services of Russell Reynolds Associates to assist the university in recruiting the best possible candidate. The principals from the firm who will work on this search are Jett Pihakis and Joi Hayes-Scott. Dr. Pihakis and Ms. Hayes-Scott have extensive experience in recruiting leaders at all levels to UB.
I am grateful to the members of this search committee for their service and support in recruiting an outstanding individual for this important leadership position. The committee will begin their work this month and conclude by the end of the spring semester.
Throughout the coming months, Professor Whittaker will update the campus community regarding the search progress. Information will also be available on the search website at www.buffalo.edu/leadership-searches/current-searches/school-of-architecture-and-planning-dean-2023.html.
A. Scott Weber Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs