UB Forms Dean's Council for College of Arts and Sciences

Release Date: July 26, 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The College of Arts and Sciences at UB has formed a Dean's Council to offer guidance to the college on such issues as technology in education, career planning and development.

Kerry S. Grant, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says he has asked distinguished alumni and community volunteers to serve on this inaugural council. Grant believes this advisory council comes at a critical time, as the college deals with its new educational paradigms, related costs and fund-raising ideas for handling increased costs and scholarship needs.

Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Ph.D., '69, is chairing the council. Kaveeshwar is vice-president of Raytheon and lives in Bethesda, Md.

Other council members are Warren T. Colville of Buffalo, executive vice president of The Buffalo News; James J. Eberl, B.A. '38, Ph.D. '41 of Moylan, Penn., retired executive at Scott Paper; Ken Fuchs, M.A. '69, Ph.D. '74 of New York City, senior vice president of Prudential Securities; Barry Glick, Ph.D. '81 of Arlington, Va., director of Navigation Technologies, Inc.; Marguerite E. Hambleton, B.A. '81, Ph.D. '95 of Buffalo, president and CEO of AAA -- Central and Western New York, and Peter Hare, Ph.D., of Buffalo, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Philosophy.

Also, Marsha S. Henderson, B.A. '53 of Buffalo, president KeyBank -- Western New York District; Ronald G. Herdman, B.A. '73 of Houston, retired executive of Exxon; George S. Hoffman, B.A. '66, of Solon, Ohio, owner and chairman of Cleveland Crunch Professional Soccer Team; Patrick Kennedy, B.A. '78 of Boulder, president Cell Port Lab Inc.; Edward J. Kikta, B.A. '70, Ph.D. '78 of Langhorne, Penn., analytical sciences manager at FMC Corp., and Gordon F. Martin, M.B.A. '71 of Allendale, N.J., managing director of CIBC Oppenheimer.

Also, Robert G. Morris, B.A. '67 of Peekskill, senior investment director of Lord Abbett & Co.; Allen Pinkus, B.A. '65, Ph.D. '70 of Pittsburgh, a partner in ADONIX Transcomm; Robert G. Raymond, B.A. '67, J.D. '71 of Brecksville, Ohio, chief counsel of British Petroleum American, Inc.; John D. Reinhold, B.A. '82 of Lake View, N.Y., senior vice president with Solomon Smith Barney, and Ronald M. Schreiber, B.A. '75 of Buffalo, chairman of Reciprocal.

Also, Bendy K. So, B.A. '73 of Paradise Valley, a plastic surgeon; John N. Walsh III, of Buffalo, chairman & CEO of Walsh Duffield Co.; J. Parke Wright IV of Naples, Fla., managing director of J.P. Wright Co.; Ellen Yost Lafili, J.D. '83 of Buffalo, attorney and partner with Griffith & Yost, and Jon Younger, B.A. '73, Ph.D. of Short Hills, N.J., senior managing director of Novations Group.

Established in July 1998, the UB College of Arts and Sciences reunited the faculties of Arts and Letters, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences and Mathematics for the first time since 1967. This revamped college with more than 31 departments, 800 faculty/staff members and nearly 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students, plays a major role in the academic life of UB, the largest public research university in New York State and New England.