April 17, 2020
"This pandemic is challenging—but the UB community has the resiliency and determination to get through it, intact and ready to face the future. It's that community spirit, working together, encouraging each other in the tough times, that makes our University a very special place."
-Theresa Silanskis, vice president for advancement
Dear UB Community,
Over the past few weeks, many graduates have reached out to ask how they could help our students, especially those facing financial hardship, during this difficult time. I am grateful for those inquiries and for the concern and compassion that they represent.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has inevitably caused disruption, disappointment, and logistical and financial challenges for our students. Our focus has been to safeguard our students, faculty, staff, and Baltimore neighbors while ensuring we continue to deliver quality education.
We are absolutely committed to overcoming these challenges and supporting our students. For those who wish to provide financial assistance to help students cover basic needs, technology for online learning, and other expenses incurred because of the coronavirus, please consider a gift to the UB Student Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund is ensuring students can remain enrolled in UB to continue their studies.
We are finding new ways for our UB family to continue the University's work of providing our students with a quality education, while also keeping them and our community safe. In this time when we must prioritize social distancing, we remain committed to supporting our students as fully as we can.
UB has never encountered something like COVID-19, but our community is already demonstrating its resilience and ability to make the most of a difficult situation. We encourage you to share your experiences of resiliency or challenges by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theresa Silanskis, MPA '95
Vice President for Advancement