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Jeremy Jacobs Looks Forward to Sharing Information

Looks like things are going along as planned at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where, in ten days, John Barclay Simpson will end his presidency.

As you’ll recall, Simpson called it quits on the first day of classes this past fall—as an inspiration to incoming freshmen.

Following the botched coronation of Scott Nostaja by Jeremy Jacobs, an interim president still has yet to be chosen.

Below is an update sent out today…

TO: Members of the University at Buffalo Community
FROM: Jeremy M. Jacobs, Chairman of the UB Council and Presidential Search Committee

As we begin the New Year, I want to share with you the excellent progress we
are making with the search for UB’s next president. I am pleased to report
that the search committee has received nominations of exceptionally well qualified
candidates from some of the nation’s best universities. We continue to
narrow the pool to those candidates in whom we are especially interested. It
is gratifying to learn of the extraordinary interest in the University at
Buffalo by so many outstanding scholarly leaders. Such interest speaks well
of UB’s reputation and promise as a leading public research university. I
would like to thank the search committee, SUNY representative, UB staff and
our search consultant who have demonstrated professionalism and an
unwavering commitment to finding the next president of this university.
These representatives have worked diligently during our numerous meetings
with a focus on representing the best and highest interests of this
university and this community. I look forward to sharing additional
information with you in the coming weeks as the search process continues.


  • Peter A Reese

    Wonder what the qualifications are of “candidates in whom we are especially interested”? Buffalo Club friendly puppets who will assist with handing out largess to the local glitterari?

  • Jim Holstun

    Mr. Reese, don’t be so cynical! Change is in the air at UB! Just take a drive out to the North Campus and look at the excellent Ciminelli non-union construction dormitories going up: safe and sound unless and until a student sneezes.

    Meanwhile, Paul and Frank C. are working their little hearts out at the UB Foundation, the UB Foundation Corp, the UB Foundation Incubator, UB Faculty Student Housing, and of course, everybody’s favorite, FNUB Inc. By no means does all of their work here consist of shoveling dollars into their own pockets; they also shovel dollars into the pockets of other members of the Buffalo Club and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

    See you at the club, Pete!