Buffalo State under new leadership: Meet Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner

Sep 22, 2014

It's a new era at SUNY Buffalo State as a new president has taken the helm. Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner previously served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Hood College in Maryland. She also served as provost at  SUNY Geneso.

WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met with  Conway-Turner, who was recently appointed to serve as the ninth president of Buffalo State.

As Dr. Conway-Turner begins her new position, the college broke a record for the number of enrolled freshmen for this school year.  Close to 1,900 freshmen signed up for classes surpassing the more than 1,500 set back in 2009. 

Buffalo State President Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner in the WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

"We certainly have the largest number of first year students ever in our history, so that was really very exciting to see," said Conway-Turner in a WBFO News interivew.