From the President: Greetings!

From the President: Greetings!

Dear Buffalo State Colleagues,
I am delighted to report that my wife, Ronnie, and I have successfully completed our move from Missouri to New York and are settling in at 152 Lincoln Parkway. We couldn’t be happier to be in Buffalo!

Today I officially take up residence in the President’s Office on the fifth floor of Cleveland Hall and begin my new role as president. I am honored to become part of this vibrant and thriving campus community and to carry on the work that our provost, Dennis Ponton, has been doing so well. I want to thank Dennis for his service as interim president, and will rely on his expert counsel—and that of the college’s terrific vice presidents and deans—in the weeks and months ahead.

I will also be eager to hear from as many of you as possible as we chart a strong course for the future of Buffalo State. I plan to conduct a “listening tour” to gain a sense of where all members of our college community think Buffalo State should be headed, as well as where its greatest challenges and opportunities lie. Your thoughtful and informed perspective on this institution will be tremendously helpful to me.

For now, though, enjoy the magnificent Buffalo summer. And thanks so much for the warm welcome you have already given me and my family.


Aaron Podolefsky

The original version of this message was sent to all faculty and staff by e-mail on July 1, 2010.