As part of our mission, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts events throughout the year to discuss critical topics—and showcase the diversity and strength of our global alumni network.

Role Model Speaker Series

Discover how UB School of Management alumni leverage their experiences, skills and credentials to achieve career success.

Recent speakers

Ron C. Hamilton, BS/MBA ’94
Global Risk Management and Operational Executive


How to be an Ally
Peter Farruggia, MPH ’19, JD/MBA ’21
Presidential Management Fellow:
Health Policy and Legislative Analyst,
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Read more about Peter’s fellowship

Maj. Virginia Best Bailey, AuD/MBA ’11
Hearing Program Manager and Chief of Audiology
United States Army, Alaska

Read Virginia’s Alumni Success story

Rody Damis, JD/MBA ’13
Senior Legislative Analyst
Executive Office of the President of the United States


Meet our Staff

Mary Ann Rogers
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Clinical Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Graduate Assistants

  • Leah Ruiz, 2023-24 Irene and Jeffrey Jacobson Fellow
  • Armanis Constanzo, 2023-24 Irene and Jeffrey Jacobson Fellow


Leading the Future: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business Education

Grow your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.

In 2022, the UB School of Management teamed up with other SUNY business schools to host a virtual DEI seminar series. Watch each session from the first event below—and learn how you can build a more inclusive workplace.

Sessions include:

  • A dynamic keynote from Damon A. Williams, a recognized expert in strategic diversity leadership, social impact and corporate responsibility
  • A compelling industry panel with leaders from EY, PwC and HBO
  • A student discussion about their expectations for workplace diversity