Leadership for Diversity Initiative

In 2007 the Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs agreed to support a campus-wide Leadership for Diversity Initiative.  The effort is led by Gail Wells, former Community Specialist and Director of Student Life, and Kevin Railey, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, and it has re-invigorated Buffalo State's relationship with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). 

The National Coalition Building Institute

The Buffalo State NCBI Coalition Building Team was a campus affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute, Inc. (NCBI).  NCBI is an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression.

Rooted in an understanding of individual, community, and systemic change, NCBI leaders works with public and private organizations to further:

  • Cultural competence.
  • Collaboration and partnerships.
  • Effective relationships within and across group identities.


Professional Development

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3841 •  Fax: (716) 878-3845