By Jamie Nash:
After nearly 60 years of being housed on UB’s South Campus, a portion of Millard Fillmore College is returning to its roots in downtown Buffalo. The administrative offices of MFC have moved to the UB Downtown Gateway, formerly the M. Wile & Co. building, at 77 Goodell Street. While the administrative team is moving to a new home, current course and certificate programs will continue to be offered primarily online and on UB’s North and South campuses.
MFC was founded in 1923 as UB’s “Evening Session” for men and women with limited access to higher education interested in pursuing a college degree. Back then, it was based in Niagara Square’s Townsend Hall, and eventually relocated to the South Campus in 1953. The move was made to accommodate the rapid growth of adult students–primarily GIs returning home after World War II.
Renamed in 1937 for UB’s first chancellor and the 13th president of the United States, the Millard Fillmore College became UB’s college for continuing education and academic outreach. MFC is a fully accredited college of the University, committed to serving adult students through credit and non-credit academic programs and opportunities.
MFC’s administrative offices will be joining the UB Downtown Gateway, which is home to the UB Regional Institute, UBMD, and UB’s Office of Economic Engagement Development. The Gateway provides space for community outreach, service and research programs, as well as housing the Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC) and URS Corporation, which are both non-UB entities.
According to MFC’s associate dean, Larry Gingrich, the move to the UB Downtown Gateway is significant to MFC’s mission and to UB’s commitment to serving citizens of Western New York. “We look forward to developing partnerships with businesses and organizations, and launching new programs for continuing and professional studies,” he said.
At MFC, you can earn university credits in life sciences, healthcare, human resources, technology, business and legal studies. Adults interested in continuing their education or earning credits beyond their degree may contact MFC by phone at 716-829-3131, fax at 716-829-3475 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about MFC, check out www.millardfillmorecollege.com.