Greiner, William R.
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 10 Collections and/or Records:
Biographical Information – Miscellaneous, 1992-2002
contains information on Milton Kaplan, Jacob D. Hyman, William Greiner and Wade Newhouse.
William R. Greiner collection
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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