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.
2014 The Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) of Western New York, administered through the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State opens. • Transforming Lives campaign surpasses $20 million goal.• Buffalo State confers degrees on more than 2,050 undergraduate and approximately 600 graduate students during its 142nd Commencement celebration, May 17. • The State University of New York Board of Trustees appoints Katherine S, Conway-Turner, Ph.D., as the ninth president of Buffalo State. • Buffalo State celebrates the theme Year of the Innovator for the 2014-2015 academic year • Art Conservation program receives $1.25 million grant from Mellon Foundation. • Buffalo State celebrates the completion of $25.7 million in renovations to Houston Gymnasium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 17 • Katherine S. Conway-Turner is formally installed as the ninth president of Buffalo State at an inauguration ceremony held October 21. Conway-Turner's inaugural theme is "Reaching for the Stars: Engagement, Excellence, and Social Responsibility." • For the eighth time, Buffalo State is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.
2015 Buffalo State receives the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 2015 Community Engagement Classification. • Governor Andrew Cuomo appoints Linda A. Dobmeier, ’71, as chair of the Buffalo State College Council. Dobmeier succeeds Howard Zemsky • President Conway-Turner names Melanie L. Perreault as the college’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. • Buffalo State hosts 17th annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration • The college confers degrees on 1,979 undergraduate and 505 graduate students during its 143rd commencement celebration • Dorothy Ferguson, president of the Ferguson Family Foundation, is named chair of the Buffalo State College Foundation Inc. Board of Directors replacing Paul J. Lamparelli, ’82. • Buffalo State receives 'INSIGHT Into Diversity' award for third year • Seven life-size framed portraits of Buffalo State presidents are unveiled at Rockwell Hall. • Campus Child Care Center celebrates 40th anniversary • Roar in 4, completion initiative is launched. • The Horace Mann Quad (formerly Rockwell Quad), located on the east side of the Savage Building and adorned with a small garden and sculpture, is formally dedicated to honor Horace “Hank” Mann. • Campus marks successful completion of Transforming Lives: A Campaign for Buffalo State • Roar in 4, completion initiative is launched. • Lounge for student-veterans, located on the first floor of Campbell Student Union, is unveiled.
2016 College unveils Bengal Pride Scholarship program. • Great Lakes Center celebrates 50th anniversary • 18th annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration held • Buffalo State confers degrees on 1,938 undergraduate and 489 graduate students during 144th commencement celebration. • New master’s program in public relations is launched. • Governor Andrew Cuomo appoints Leslie Zemsky to the Buffalo State College Council. • College ranks 26th nationally in Washington Monthly magazine’s 2016 master’s universities rankings. Buffalo State receives 'INSIGHT Into Diversity' award for fourth year. • The Washington Center honors Buffalo State with prestigious Civic Engagement Award. • The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) honors college with Excellence and Innovation Award winners. • For the eighth time, Buffalo State is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. • Student Art Sale celebrates 20th anniversary. • Buffalo State receives a $4 million gift from the Richard E. and Patricia H. Garman family of Western New York to support the college’s distinguished Art Conservation Department marking the largest one-time gift to the college.
2017 Governor Andrew Cuomo visits college to discuss Rally for Student Tuition Initiative. • Governor Andrew Cuomo announces completion of $27.6 million in renovations to Caudell Hall. The hall houses multiple departments at Buffalo State, including Hospitality and Tourism, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, and Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics. • Anthony Bannon, two-time director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, announces plans to retire.