My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: University of Buffalo-SUNY
Location: Buffalo NY
Today I am off to Charlotte, NC to watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Carolina Panthers in week two of the 2017 NFL season.
I got wondering what was the largest college in Buffalo. Turns out it is the University of Buffalo – SUNY. The campus has 30,000 students on a campus that covers 1300 acres.
The photo below is of the UB North Campus-when you have 1300 acres it takes a lot of photos to see it all.
The State University of New York (SUNY), was established in 1948. SUNY initially represented a consolidation of 29 unaffiliated institutions, including 11 teachers colleges. All of these colleges, with their unique histories and backgrounds, united for a common goal: To serve New York State.
SUNY is embedded in virtually every community in New York State: Remarkably, 93 percent of New Yorkers live within 15 miles of a SUNY campus, and nearly 100 percent live within 30 miles. In many communities, SUNY is also the region’s largest employer.
A complete list of the campuses can be found below:
Not to confuse anybody but there is actually a University of Buffalo and Buffalo State University that are both part of the SUNY System. Buffalo State has about 9,000 undergraduate students.
The University of Buffalo opened in 1846 on May 11th. The University of Buffalo Charter gave them the authorization to grant any degrees whatsoever. Not many schools start out with as school of medicine but that is the case for UB. The founding faculty who were all prominent physicians persuaded the trustees that the Medical School should only be a portion of a full university.
Millard Fillmore, a lawyer and a congressman, is named the University’s first Chancellor. At this time the title is honorary only. In 1850 Millard Fillmore, still Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, is sworn in as the 13th President of the US.