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VICE PRESIDENT REMOVED; SUCCESSOR SEARCH BEGINS

Jennifer A. McDonough has been removed as vice president for university advancement at the University at Buffalo.

UB President John B. Simpson sent a memorandum to top UB administrators Tuesday stating that McDonough, who earned $185,000 per year, "is no longer with university advancement."

He appointed Audrey Olmstead, currently associate vice president for constituency development, as McDonough's interim successor until a search for a permanent vice president can be completed.

UB spokesman Arthur Page said school officials would not comment beyond the statement.

McDonough was recruited to UB in November 2001 as vice president for development and alumni relations by former UB President William R. Greiner. She previously held the same post at the University of Vermont.

McDonough led the completion of UB's "Generation to Generation" fund-raising campaign, which ended in late 2003 with $291.6 million, $41.6 million over its goal.

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