Presidential Search Advisory Committee Announced

From the Chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee
I am pleased to announce the membership of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee for Buffalo State College:

Howard A. Zemsky, President, Taurus Partners

College Council Representatives
William J. Bissett, President, Gaming and Entertainment Company, Delaware North
James Brandys, Senior Vice President, Investment Wealth Management Adviser, Merrill Lynch
Alphonso V. O’Neil-White, President and CEO, HealthNow New York

Faculty Representatives
Felix L. Armfield, Professor, History and Social Studies Education
Betty J. Cappella, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Educational Foundations
Ann C. Colley, Professor, English
Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education
Kevin F. Mulcahy, Chair and Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism
Constance Dean Qualls, Chair and Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
John F. Siskar, Associate Professor, Art Education
Randal J. Snyder, Associate Professor, Biology

Student Representatives
Kafilat O. Hassan, President, United Students Government
Jenelle N. Orosz, Graduate Student

Professional Staff Representative
Daniel C. Vélez, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Support Staff Representative
Susan A. Niescier, Administrative Aide, Technology

Administration Representatives
Susanne P. Bair, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Ronald S. Rochon, Dean, School of Education

Alumni Association Representative
Marsha D. Jackson, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Erie Community College

Buffalo State College Foundation Representative
Benjamin M. Zuffranieri, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Non-Voting Member
Chancellor’s Liaison
Aimee L. Bernstein, Associate Vice Chancellor, SUNY

Staff Support
Campus Liaison
Bonita R. Durand, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Buffalo State College Council

Secretary to the Search Committee
Melissa A. Slisz, Staff Assistant, President’s Office

This committee has been established by the Buffalo State College Council to solicit and evaluate nominations and applications for the position of college president in accordance with the guidelines established by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. The committee will submit a list of qualified candidates to the College Council, and the council will send a list of acceptable candidates to SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher for her review and consideration. Chancellor Zimpher will then make her final recommendation to the SUNY Board of Trustees, which maintains the legal authority to appoint the president. Please remember that all search committee members are required to sign confidentiality agreements to help protect applicants, which in turn helps ensure a professional process and a successful outcome.

I thank the entire college community for its support throughout the process, which has led to the appointment of this committee. I encourage everyone to continue to provide input, either directly to committee members or through the e-mail address