Railey Named Interim Provost

From the Provost
I am pleased to announce that Kevin Railey, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, will assume the role of interim provost when I Kevin Raileybecome interim president on August 1.

Railey came to Buffalo State as a member of the English Department in 1991, and chaired the department for eight years. He served as interim associate vice president for enrollment management in 2005–2006 and has served as associate provost and dean of the Graduate School since May 2007.

He received the President’s Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Equity and Campus Diversity in 2003 and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2005.

I have every expectation that he will bring the same degree of commitment, intelligence, and thoughtfulness to the provost’s office that he has brought to his work as professor, dean, and associate provost. Buffalo State is very fortunate to have capable and willing administrators like Dr. Railey, particularly in this time of transition.