Release Date: April 30, 2009
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Cynthia M. Shore of Kenmore has been promoted to senior assistant dean and director of external relations for the University at Buffalo School of Management, Dean Arjang A. Assad announced today.
As assistant dean of corporate and community relations for the past three years, Shore has played a key role in initiating and supporting high-visibility outreach activities, making the School of Management a leader in UB's mission of civic engagement.
In her new position, Shore will take on a significantly broader and more integrative role, working collaboratively and strategically with School of Management faculty and staff. She will be charged with maximizing the positive impact of external relationships on the School of Management's reputation, resources and academic programming through strategic, innovative and coordinated interaction with external constituents.
Additionally, she will serve as liaison to UB's external relations initiatives, in order to achieve synergies that will best serve the mutual interests of the School of Management and UB.
Previously, Shore served for three years as director of graduate student recruitment services for UB, and for six years prior to that she was assistant dean and director of the School of Management's Career Resource Center.
She also has worked in product management, investment services and human resources at Bank of America and Goldome.
"Cynthia's significant corporate experience and her extensive background at UB make her uniquely qualified to help us achieve our objectives in this critical arena," said Assad.
Shore holds a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA from the School of Management and is a graduate of Leadership Buffalo's Class of 2008. She is a long-term board member and past president of the School of Management Alumni Association, and chair of the financial education committee of Creating Assets Savings and Hope (CASH) Buffalo, an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. She was recently named to the Diocese of Buffalo Catholic Education Advisory Council. In addition, she has served as a board member and president of the MBA Career Services Council, an international professional association.
The School of Management is one of the university's largest academic units, graduating more than 1,000 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students each year. With nearly 30,000 alumni and myriad connections and partnerships with the business and nonprofit community, the school's reach and impact beyond its walls are significant, Assad noted.
"I look forward to working closely with Cynthia as she expands these relationships and helps make them a competitive advantage of the school," he added.
The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management No. 9 in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek has ranked the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes has cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.