- News and Events
HISTORY: 2010 TO PRESENT
2010 Aaron Podolefsky becomes the eighth president of Buffalo State on July 1, 2010.
2011 President Podolefsky declares the 2011-2012 academic year to be the Year of the Arts at Buffalo State. • The Robert A. and Dorothy Stender Sweet Physics Scholarship Fund is established with a $1.7 million bequest—the largest gift specifically designated for scholarships in the university's history. • The master of public administration (M.P.A.) in public and nonprofit management is launched. • Ground is broken on the new, $38 Million Technology Building. • The Chronicle of Higher Education selects Buffalo State as a "Great College to Work For." • Buffalo State's Siena Program, the oldest continuous study-abroad program in the SUNY system, celebrates its 50th anniversary • Buffalo State creates three new education departments: Adult Education, Career and Technical Education, and Social and Psychological Foundations of Education.
2012 Buffalo State is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. • President Podolefsky declares the 2012-2013 academic year to be the Year of the City at Buffalo State. • The Chronicle of Higher Education selects Buffalo State as a "Great College to Work For." • The college marks the beginning of an historic $20 million fundraising campaign, Transforming Lives: A Campaign for Buffalo State.
2013 Buffalo State signs agreements to establish a joint bachelor's/master's degree program with Capital Normal University in Beijing, China • A renovated and expanded space for the Art Conservation Department on the third floor of Rockwell Hall opens. • The Fashion and Textile Technology Department forms an exchange with Beijing University in Beijing, China• The 16th annual Foundation Scholarship Gala is held on Saturday, April 20. At the event, the All College Honors program is officially being named the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program. • President Podolefsky declares the 2013-2014 academic year to be the Year of the Teacher at Buffalo State • Buffalo State confers degrees on more than 2,030 undergraduate and 600 graduate students during its 141st Commencement celebration, Saturday, May 18. • President Podolefsky steps down as the college’s eighth president, effective July 31, 2013. • Howard Cohen, chancellor emeritus of Purdue University Calumet is appointed interim president beginning August 1, 2013.