SUNY Buffalo State College is an institution that lifts students up to be their very best and make a difference in the world. We are the largest comprehensive four-year college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and offer a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Buffalo State has provided the academic foundation for leaders in all fields—from scientists, legislative and political leaders, to educators, artists, and innovators.
At Buffalo State, a teacher-scholar balance is central to our mission to provide excellence in teaching and scholarship, cultural enrichment, and service. Our dedicated faculty and staff not only guide students in the classroom, but also challenge them to attain a broad understanding of their local, regional, and global surroundings. By doing this, our students are inspired to think of new ways to improve the world in which they live, work, and lead.
The college has a wonderful partnership with the City of Buffalo, and we are fortunate to be surrounded by a community that strongly supports the institution. Our location provides many unique opportunities for academic preparation through hands-on research, internships, and community engagement. These enrichment experiences help produce engaged, responsible leaders.
My personal journey mirrors that of many of our students, past and present. As a first-generation college student, I appreciate the process of education and embrace its transformative aspects. I have experienced the potential of the kind of education that Buffalo State offers firsthand. This is a special place that does incredible work in moving its students forward. In short, Buffalo State transforms lives.
Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner
President, Buffalo State College