Bob Duffy Statement on U of R President Joel Seligman's Resignation Announcement

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy issued the following statement in response to University of Rochester President and CEO Joel Seligman’s resignation announcement.

Duffy said, “I applaud Joel Seligman for making the courageous decision today to put the University of Rochester and the community first.  In the various capacities that I have served in Rochester and Albany, I can say emphatically that no leader of the University of Rochester has done more for the community than Joel Seligman.  He has broken down walls and created outreach opportunities from education to economic development, impacting almost every area of the fabric of life in the City of Rochester.  Joel has been a friend and a colleague for many years.  President Seligman has had a profound effect on our local and regional economy as the leader of our largest employer and formerly as co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.   I wish him and the U of R the best as they move forward.  I have full confidence in the University of Rochester Board of Trustees as it works to find the university’s next leader.  Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce stands ready to assist that process in any way it can.”