BUFFALO, NY - Howard Cohen has been appointed interim president of SUNY Buffalo State.
Incoming Interim President Cohen said, "I am privileged and honored to have been selected as Buffalo State's interim president, and I look forward to building on the success of this exceptional institution of academic excellence. As I join Buffalo State for the coming year, I would like to express my great respect for President Aaron Podolefsky and his vision for Buffalo State, and to thank SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Council Chair Howard Zemsky and AASCU colleague Muriel Howard for the opportunity to lead this outstanding institution."
Cohen is a professor of philosphy at Purdue Calumet and served as chancellor there from 2001 to 2011.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, "Dr. Cohen comes to SUNY with more than four decades of experience in higher education. He is certain to provide outstanding leadership for the students, faculty and staff at SUNY Buffalo State and will be a great partner in the Western New York community."
He will start on August 1st, 2013 and continue on while President Aaron Podolefsky is on sick leave.