Finding ways to make the University of Buffalo a more prestigious place

UB 2020 progressing

Dan Miner, reporter for Buffalo Business First, posted the following story on plans for the future of the University of Buffalo, a long-time members of The Business Council:

What might be called “The January Sessions” regarding an updated UB 2020 plan came and went on Jan. 23 and 24, with UB Provost Charles Zukoski addressing the university community and asking for feedback.

What’s at stake? The future of UB.

Read UB Reporter coverage of the sessions here. The Reporter is produced by UB communications staff.

Years of work went into the 2020 plans before state budget crises forced massive cuts in higher education, effectively cutting the legs out of the ambitious plan. But with an annual plan to raise tuition and stabilized financial situation, the 2020 plans are back on.

Read a recent Business First article on the endeavor here.

But the plan will be a new one, with the general focus: finding ways to make UB a more prestigious place, with more effective academic programs. The specific initiative and areas of focus are still in development.

A few chronological notes from the Reporter story:

• The public comment period will close in February.

• Draft outlines on how to implement the plans come out a short time later and be available until mid-March.

• A final statement of institutional direction is expected by mid-March.

Dan Miner is Business First’s enterprise reporter. He also covers education and public companies.

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