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Faculty and Staff Awards

Buffalo State's School of Arts and Humanities has a longstanding commitment to celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students. Many hundreds of individuals have contributed to the excellence of the School of Arts and Humanities. This roster of past award recipients represents a litany of Buffalo State legends. We continue to thank them for making us the school we are today!

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. 

These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good. 

Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians, and professional staff across its campuses. The awards provide SUNY-wide recognition in five categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching.

President's Awards for Excellence

President's Awards for Excellence are given annually to those individuals who make significant and extraordinary contributions to the university.


President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement
President's Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Equity and Campus Diversity
President's Award for Excellence in Faculty and Staff Mentoring
President's Award for Excellence in Librarianship
President's Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity
President's Award for Excellence in Service to the College
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
President's Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor
President's Award for Career Achievement for Faculty
President's Award for Career Achievement for Professional Staff

College Council Medal

The College Council Medal is awarded by the Buffalo State College Council to individuals in recognition of their leadership and service to Buffalo State and the Western New York community.


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School of Arts and Humanities

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6326 •  Fax: (716) 878-6914