Shibley Named UB Architecture Dean

October 26, 2010 Updated Oct 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM EDT

By Allissa Kline (Business First)

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October 26, 2010 Updated Oct 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/BUSINESS FIRST) - The lead developer of the University at Buffalo's UB 2020 growth plan is set to become dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

UB said Robert Shibley's new position will begin Jan. 1, 2011. He succeeds Brian Carter.

Shibley was hired by UB in 1982 as chair of the architecture department. In 1990, he became a professor in both the architecture and urban and regional planning departments. He was appointed campus architect in April, marking the first such position at UB. He will assume an advisory role as campus architect as he takes on his new position as dean.

Shibley was instrumental in the development of UB 2020, the university's comprehensive plan to grow its student, staff and faculty populations and significantly expand its three campuses. He also served as senior advisor to President John Simpson as the university pushed forward on the UB 2020 plan.

The university said it conducted an international search to replace Carter. The search was chaired by Arjang Assad, dean of the School of Management.

The school, located on UB's South campus, will soon undergo a restoration project in Hayes and Crosby halls. It has more than 800 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

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