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Greiner, William R.

 Person

Biographical Note

William R. Greiner (1934-2009) joined the UB law faculty in 1967 and shortly thereafter became chairman of the Legal Studies Programs. By 1984, he was named UB's first University Provost. He served as interim president from March 1991 until his appointment as president by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees on September 25, 1991. Greiner's accomplishments as president included creating numerous trans-disciplinary research centers and institutes; reaffirming the University's commitment to public service; streamlining student services and record enrollments; increasing exchange and study abroad programs; conducting a record-breaking capital campaign; constructing a series of student residential centers and other major construction projects; creating of Task Forces on Women and on Racial and Ethnic Diversity; and moving the UB football team to Division 1-A. Greiner received the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the university's highest honor. In 2004 Greiner returned to teaching in the Law School.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

William R. Greiner collection

 Collection
Identifier: 4/13
Abstract The William R. Greiner collection is comprised of five distinct collections, each described in its own series: 4/13/819, New York State resolution on the death of William R. Greiner; 4/13/966, William R. Greiner inaugural letters; 4/13/1106, William R. Greiner Renmin Law School mementos; 4/13/1143, William R. Greiner speeches and remarks; and 4/13/1249, William R. Greiner Kente graduation stoles.

William R. Greiner photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/13/1278
Abstract Photographs, 1990-2005, of university events under the leadership of President William R. Greiner.

Location, Location, Location: A Special History of the University of/at Buffalo

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: 3/3/1128
Overview Collection contains the documents, reports and other materials used in the writing of the book Location, Location, Location: A Special History of the University of'/at Buffalo by William R. Greiner and Thomas Headrick.

New York State resolution on the death of William R. Greiner, 2010

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 4/13/819
Abstract Resolution passed by the Senate of the New York State Legislature on the occasion of the death on December 19, 2009, of William R. Greiner, 13th president of the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo Law School records

 Collection — Box: 1-21
Identifier: 21/1/1176
Overview Administrative files kept by the Law School's Deans and Associate Deans mostly between 1967-1975 along with some older financial files beginning in 1922. Some incomplete faculty meeting minutes from 1977 to 1991 are included.

William R. Greiner inaugural letters, 1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/13/966
Abstract Letters, cards, and notes of congratulation to William R. Greiner upon his being named thirteenth President of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

William R. Greiner Kente graduation stoles, 1991-2003

 Series — Folder: 1
Identifier: 4/13/1249
Overview Three Kente graduation stoles worn by President William R. Greiner within the period 1991-2003. Greiner was the 13th president of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

William R. Greiner Renmin Law School mementos, 2002

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: 4/13/1106
Abstract Itinerary and souvenirs from President William R. and Mrs. Greiner’s trip to Renmin University of China School of Law, May 17-26, 2002. Greiner was the 13th President of the University at Buffalo.

William R. Greiner speeches and remarks, 1991-2004

 Series
Identifier: 4/13/1143
Abstract This collection contains the speeches and remarks given by William R. Greiner as President of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Greiner was the 13th President of the University.