SUNY-Buffalo names A. Scott Weber dean of education
State University of New York at Buffalo
May 19, 2010
A. Scott Weber, PhD, has been named vice provost and dean of undergraduate education at the University at Buffalo after an internal search, UB Provost Satish K. Tripathi announced today.
His appointment is effective June 1. Weber succeeds Michael Ryan, who at the end of May will step down from the post in order to oversee UB's Middle States reaccreditation process.
For the past five years, Weber, a resident of Getzville, has served as professor and chair of the UB Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Since 1998, he has served as director of the UB Center for Integrated Waste Management.
As vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, Weber will lead university-wide efforts to ensure that UB undergraduate students have a transformative educational experience with opportunities to engage in truly distinctive research and creative and public-service activities that are hallmarks of a top-tier university education.
"Scott Weber has a deep commitment to UB and to ensuring that we provide our undergraduate students with experiences that will enrich their education and add value and meaning to their lives after they graduate," Tripathi said.
Weber will provide leadership for centralized undergraduate student support services and transformative extracurricular programs. His responsibilities will focus on oversight of undergraduate programs and services that have a direct impact on the undergraduate education experience at UB. These include: student advisement, general education, undergraduate admissions, the UB Honors College, undergraduate research, minority enhancement programs, student academic records and financial services, and undergraduate experience programs.