William Greiner, the 13th president of the University at Buffalo, who was recently named President Emeritus by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, has died.
Greiner, who spent 13 of his 42 years at the university as president, retired this past October. Greiner spent the last five years teaching within UB’s Graduate School of Education and the UB Law School, where he first began his teaching career in 1967. Greiner served as president from 1991 to 2004, after a variety of jobs within the university that took him from teaching to administration.
The 75-year-old Greiner was credited with being a very successful fundraiser, helping UB to rise to a Division I athletic school, and co-authoring a book about UB, Location, Location, Location: A special History of the University of/at Buffalo.
Click here to listen to a podcast interview between UB’s Bert Gambini and Greiner. See the full obituary in the UB Reporter.