UB selects new student life leader
The University at Buffalo selected a long-time member of its staff to replace former vice president for student life Dennis Black. Scott Weber will fill the role. Weber currently has been serving as UB’s senior vice president for academic affairs and vice provost and dean of undergraduate education.
Weber has worked at UB for the past 33 years. In a news release issued by the University, UB President Satish Tripathi cited Weber’s ‘deep commitment to the university and UB students for the past 33 years’.
“I am very excited that Scott will be leading our student life organization. With Scott’s knowledge of UB’s academic and student life enterprises, his leadership acumen and incredible enthusiasm for all things UB, I believe our student life organization will continue to thrive and innovate under Scott’s direction,” Tripathi said.
Black resigned abruptly in July after serving nearly 40 years at UB, giving no reason at the time. But The Buffalo News reported Black has surfaced in an investigation into hundreds of thousands of dollars of “questionable expenditures”.
Weber’s appointment takes effect January 3rd.
“I am humbled and honored to be asked by President Tripathi to serve in this new university role,” Weber said. “My whole career has focused on the student experience from enrollment through graduation and beyond, whether in the classroom, the laboratory or campus life.”
Weber will lead support and resources for the school’s 29,500 students. This will include the Campus Dining and Shops, Student Unions, Career Services, Student Health Services, Campus Living, Off-Campus Student Services, Veteran Services and Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs. Accessibility Resources, Judicial Affairs and Student Advocacy, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, Wellness Education Services, and Fraternity and Sorority Life, are among other student activities and programs.