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The University at Buffalo spent $66,464 last year on its search for a new president, according to documents obtained by Business First under the state Freedom of Information Law.
"I think it was a very reasonable cost, to be honest," said Harry Jackson, staff director of the UB search. "We were prepared, within reason, to spend whatever it took."
The eight-month search culminated in the September promotion of UB Provost William Greiner to president. He replaced Steven Sample, who left Buffalo in March to become president of the University of Southern California.
Greiner, who came to UB in 1967 as a law professor, had been provost, the university's chief …