Statement on the Retirement of UB President Simpson


“President John B. Simpson’s vision and leadership has made a positive contribution to the students and faculty at the University at Buffalo, as well as our entire Western New York community. 

The most recent product of his vision and leadership, UB 2020, has aimed to modernize and expand the University at Buffalo, while creating jobs and providing research for institutions and businesses in our community.  I can only imagine that if UB’s 2020 plan had passed the State Legislature, John would have been more than willing to forgo his retirement and continue contributing to our community.

I, and so many others in our community, commend President Simpson for his hard work and dedication over the past seven years and wish John and Katherine only the best in their future endeavors. President Simpson will be sorely missed at the University at Buffalo.”