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UB's Simpson to stay during search

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By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – University at Buffalo president John Simpson will remain as the search process for a new leader continues.

Simpson issued a short statement to the UB community Wednesday. He said he will stay for a "limited period" of time until a new president is selected.

Simpson announced last year that he would be leaving his post. He was scheduled to leave January 15th.

Tuesday Jeremy M. Jacobs, Chairman of the UB Council and Presidential Search Committee also issued a statement to the UB community indicting that the progress continues in the search process.

"As we begin the New Year, I want to share with you the excellent progress we are making with the search for UB's next president. I am pleased to report that the search committee has received nominations of exceptionally well qualified candidates from some of the nation's best universities. We continue to narrow the pool to those candidates in whom we are especially interested," said Jacobs.

Here is a statement issued by Simpson.

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 President