Public forums set for finalists in provost search

Published November 27, 2019

The finalists in the search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs have been identified and they will be visiting UB Dec. 4, 5, 9, 10, and 11.

The five candidates will meet with faculty, senior academic and administrative leadership, staff, students, alumni and invited community partners.

Public forums with the finalists will be scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on each of the visit dates in the Buffalo Room, 10 Capen Hall, North Campus. At these forums, the candidates will provide introductory remarks and talk with those attending the meeting.

The names and CVs of the finalists will be available 48 hours prior to each candidate’s visit on the password-protected page of the provost search website. Faculty, staff and students will need to log in with their UBIT name and password to gain access to the names and CVs of the candidates.

The open sessions for each candidate will be webcast on live stream. The links to the webcasts will be available on a password-protected page of the search website the afternoon of each open session date. An archive capture of each session will remain available online until noon on Dec. 13.

A link to a confidential survey to gather feedback on the candidates will be available beginning the first day of their campus visits. All feedback should be submitted by noon on Dec. 13.

The search is seeking a successor to Charles F. Zukoski, who left UB to become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California. A. Scott Weber, vice president for student life, has been serving as UB interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. He continues to oversee student life at UB while serving as interim provost.