by Buck Quigley - posted 3:59 pm, August 30, 2010
UB President John “Suitcase” Simpson is calling it quits after seven years in the position.
Not quite a year ago, he delivered a speech at Babeville quoting Teddy Roosevelt: ““It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
So much for that, I guess.
In the interim, Scott Nostaja will be the SUNYAB president. Sure, why not, the guy’s been on the state payroll since July, let’s make him president.
The real paycheck for these guys doesn’t come from the state anyway, but from UB Foundation Activities, Inc.
Click here to read his farewell letter to UB Believers. “Thank you for helping to make the past seven years such richly rewarding ones.”
You can say that again.