SUNY elevates longtime UB administrator for top-level post

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Alexander Cartwright, the University at Buffalo’s vice president for research and economic development, will be leaving his post for a high-ranking position in the State University of New York system.

Cartwright, also a UB professor of electrical engineering and adjunct professor of physics, was appointed SUNY’s provost and executive vice chancellor today by the SUNY Board of Trustees and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

Cartwright has been a significant player in UB’s increased focus on economic development, and one of its main boosters during Albany legislative sessions. He helped launch UB’s Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics in 2012, and played an important role in UB getting $47.5 million in funding for its high-profile partnership with the New York Genome Center.

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