Former UB Provost Passes Away

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The SUNY community is mourning the loss of a long-time educator.

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips passed away at her Gainesville, Florida home last week after battling brain cancer for the past year.

She served as University at Buffalo provost and eventually became chief of staff of the SUNY system. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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