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UB Vice President Paton bound for U. of Florida

University at Buffalo Vice President for Communications Nancy E. Paton is leaving to take a similar post at the University of Florida.

Paton has been named vice president for strategic communications and marketing for the University of Florida in Gainesville, effective Oct. 1. Her last day at UB will be Sept. 5.

John DellaContrada, associate vice president for media relations and stakeholder communications, will serve as interim vice president for university communications, UB President Satish K. Tripathi said in an email to university colleagues announcing Paton's departure.

Paton has been at UB since 2013. She shepherded the university's 2016 rebranding effort and in 2017 was named Higher Education Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association.

"Nancy has been a valued university citizen and integral member of my senior leadership team," Tripathi said.

Prior to UB, Paton worked as Kaiser Permanente’s chief public affairs officer for the Ohio region.

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