Buffalo, NY - Former Buffalo State President Aaron Podolefsky, passed away today after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 67.
Dr. Podolefsky began as president of Buffalo State on July 1, 2010, a post he held until stepping down July 31, 2013, due to health issues.
“We are profoundly saddened by the loss of this cherished member of the Buffalo State family,” said Buffalo State Council Chair Howard Zemsky. “Dr. Podolefsky was the embodiment of the welcoming, engaging, and collegial campus culture that defines Buffalo State. His wit, wisdom, and kindness will be immensely missed."
Podolefsky is survived by his wife, Ronnie, and his two sons. Funeral services are pending. A memorial service for the campus community will be held this fall. Details will be announced at a later date.