As we look toward the future and UB’s top 25 ambitions, the College is reorganizing the Dean’s Office structure in an effort to better support departments, programs, centers and institutes and to improve and streamline processes and procedures.
Goals of the reorganization:
The Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences sector is the primary designee for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in essentially all matters involving the administration and oversight of departments and programs in the sector. This position is the first contact for department and program heads for all dean-level issues. The associate dean of natural sciences also coordinates decisions with the other associate deans and the dean and communicates these decisions to departments and programs in the sector.
The Sector Administrative Directors, a position developed as part of the College’s reorganization, are vital administrative support roles for each sector. The administrative directors will work closely with the Associate Deans in their respective sector as a strategic partner and advisor. The Sector Administrative Director will assume responsibility for key administration functions and management of processes for the sector.
Representing the range of disciplines from across the College, a committee of full professors met with candidates for the five associate dean positions and served as advisors to the dean.