April 30, 2013

Henry L. Taylor Jr. to Address Niagara Frontier Center Graduates

Professor Henry L. Taylor Jr., director of urban studies at the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo

Henry L. Taylor, Jr.

(BUFFALO, N.Y. – April 30, 2013) The Niagara Frontier Center of SUNY Empire State College today announced that Henry L. Taylor Jr., director of urban studies at the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo, will deliver the commencement address for the center’s 2013 graduation.

Graduation will take place Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Buffalo State College’s Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, N.Y.

About Henry L. Taylor Jr.

Taylor is an internationally known scholar, founding director of the UB Center for Urban Studies and a full professor in the department of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture and Planning at UB.

Taylor is also the coordinator of the department's community development and urban management specialization. He teaches courses in race, class and gender in the city and in community development and urban management.

About SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.

In addition to awarding credit for prior college-level learning, the college pairs each student with a faculty mentor who supports that student throughout his or her college career. Students engage in guided independent study and course work onsite, online or a combination of both, which provides the flexibility for students to learn at the time, place and pace they choose.

The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at more than 35 locations in the state of New York and online. Its 66,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more. More information about the college is available here.


Graduation contact: Jane Cudmore

716-868-7800, ext. 3836



Media contact: David Henahan, director of communications

518-587-2100, ext. 2918


518-321-7038 (after hours and on weekends)