Buffalo State University Rescinds Appointment of Chance Glenn as President

In December 2023, Chance Glenn was appointed president of Buffalo State University, a State University of New York campus, effective July 1, 2024. Now, the university announced it has rescinded Dr. Glenn’s appointment.

When Dr. Glenn was appointed president of Buffalo State, he was serving as provost of the University of Houston Victoria. The announcement of his rescinded presidential appointment follows recent concerns from University of Houston faculty regarding his ethics and leadership, first reported in the Texas-based newspaper, the Victoria Advocate. The faculty members alleged Dr. Glenn had multiple conflicts of interest regarding a research grant he applied for with his company, Morningbird Media Corporation.

The current interim president of Buffalo State University, Bonita Durand, will retain her interim appointment through the 2025-2026 academic year until a new president has been selected. Dr. Durand retired from the university in 2018 after 22 years of service, and returned in June 2023 to serve as interim president. She will not be considered for the permanent presidential selection.

“It is an honor to continue to serve the Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff — a community I have been proud to be part of for more than 20 years,” said Dr. Durand. “I look forward to working with the SUNY Board of Trustees, Chancellor King, and the Buffalo State community to continue to advance our mission to serve our extraordinary students.”

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