Buffalo — SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that she has recommended Dr. Satish K. Tripathi as the next president of the University at Buffalo. Dr. Tripathi has served as UB’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the past six years. The Chancellor has asked the SUNY Board of Trustees to convene a special meeting in April in Buffalo, to formally consider his appointment as president. Effective immediately, Chancellor Zimpher also named Dr. Tripathi as UB’s Officer-In-Charge, with all of the responsibilities and authority of a campus president.
“It is my great pleasure to recommend Dr. Satish Tripathi as the next president of the University at Buffalo,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Dr. Tripathi’s international reputation as an accomplished researcher and transformative leader in higher education makes him ideally suited to serve as president of the University at Buffalo.
“Major public research universities like UB provide access to high quality, affordable education, and engage in research that helps build vibrant communities at home and across the globe. Dr. Tripathi will provide outstanding leadership for UB as it carries out this important mission.”
Dr. Tripathi said, “I am honored to be recommended by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to be the University at Buffalo’s next president. It would be my distinct privilege to lead our remarkable university, which is recognized for its tradition of excellence and has an extraordinary future ahead.”
Chancellor Zimpher thanked former UB President John B. Simpson for his leadership and for staying on beyond his intended departure date of January 15, 2011. She also commended UB Council and Search Committee Chair Jeremy M. Jacobs for conducting an efficient and successful presidential search.