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Simpson Sticks Around

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement from SUNYAB Council Chair Jeremy Jacobs, departing UB president John Barclay Simpson adds the following:

Dear Colleagues:

I was pleased to learn that the presidential search process is moving along well. Following discussions with SUNY officials and University Council Chairman Jeremy Jacobs, I have agreed to continue to serve as president for a limited period of time beyond January 15th while the search process moves toward a conclusion.


John B. Simpson

Guess he might as well, since there is no interim president, and the secretive process of choosing a leader for the local public university has not yet concluded.

Besides, the family timber business is running fine without him.

  • James Burnette

    Gosh, it must be nice to quit your job and still get paid. The rich just keep getting richer in this country. Mr. Simpson, could you find it in your heart to remove me from your persona non grata list? After all, UB hasn’t charged me with anything. All I want to do is take a few courses. I don’t want to be President.

  • Jim Holstun

    As Dan Hicks sang, “How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?”