BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The White House has confirmed that President Obama will visit UB when he comes to town next week.
President Obama will be in Buffalo August 22.
On Thursday's Channel 2 News First at Five, we reported that secret service agents have been to UB's Amherst Campus scouting possible locations.
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi released this statement welcoming President Barack Obama to the UB campus on Thursday, Aug. 22.
"The University at Buffalo is very pleased and proud to host President Obama. The president's visit to UB will be a historic occasion for our university and our community, and we are happy to provide a forum for the president to address issues important to our nation. Fostering a public space for discussing pressing societal issues is vital to our mission as a leading research university focused on advancing the greater public good. We are delighted to have the opportunity to host such a timely and meaningful conversation here at UB.
"On behalf of the entire Buffalo Niagara region, we look forward to welcoming the President of the United States to our university and our community."
President Obama's visit here next week is part of a two day bus tour. He'll also visit Syracuse, Binghamton, and Scranton, Pennsylvania, and will speak about higher education and the importance of making it affordable to the middle class.
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