Interim President Bonita Durand in regalia

Durand Named Interim President

Bonita R. Durand, Ph.D. has been named interim president by the SUNY Board of Trustees. Durand will serve in this role until the appointment of a permanent president. 

A nationwide search is well underway to identify the next President of Buffalo State University. During this time, a team committed to ensuring a smooth transition for the success of the interim president as well as the incoming president has been put in place.

Buffalo State Administration

Durand, Bonita R., Ph.D.
Interim President

Wall, Amitra A., Ph.D. 
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Thor, James A., B.S.
Interim Vice President for Financial Operations and Comptroller

Krieger, Lisa H., B.S.
Interim Vice President for Management and Operations

Finnerty, James M., B.A.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations
Executive Director of the Buffalo State Foundation 

Brumfield, Wayne, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Morrison-Fronckowiak, Lisa T., J.D.
Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Bowen, Randyll P., Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management 

Burke, LeVar N., J.D., M.P.A.
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
Buffalo State University Council

Schools Administration

Frothingham, Kelly M., Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

DeNysschen, Carol A., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of the Professions

Paterson, Wendy A., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Education

Organizational Charts

Academic Affairs
Enrollment Management
Management and Operations
Student Affairs

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

Buffalo State is one of the largest comprehensive schools in the State University of New York system. The university 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