President speaking at a podium

"I have experienced the potential of the kind of education that SUNY Buffalo State College offers firsthand. This is a special place that does incredible work in moving its students forward. In short, Buffalo State transforms lives." 

Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner
President, Buffalo State College 

Buffalo State Administration

Conway-Turner, Katherine S.

Mayrose, James
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Finnerty, James M.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Buffalo State College Foundation 

Barnum, Laura J.
Vice President for Finance and Management

Gordon, Timothy W.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Rodriguez, Crystal J.
Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity Officer

Malcolm, Jacquelyn L.
CIO and Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications

Organizational Charts


Schools Administration

Cronk, Brian C.
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Paterson, Wendy A.
Dean of the School of Education

Zientek, Rita M.
Interim Dean of the School of the Professions

Miller, Kevin J.
Dean of the Graduate School


Where We Began

When the Buffalo Normal School opened its doors to its first class, the school's sole purpose was to train teachers to serve Buffalo's fast-growing student population in the public schools.

Our History

Where We're Going

Now the largest comprehensive four-year college in the SUNY system, Buffalo State educates nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year and has an alumni population of 100,000. The college is known for its strong community connections and a continuing commitment to providing high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.

Our Strategic Plan


Faculty and staff


Full-time faculty with doctoral degrees


Full-time faculty with terminal degrees


Faculty awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching