Rick Lesniak is the Information Technology Policy and Communication officer for the Vice President and Chief Information Officerâ€™s division at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Rick has worked in IT at UB for nearly 40 years as a developer, manager, director and, now, communicator. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship in Communication at UB. Dr. Lesniak received his B.A. in Speech and Theater Arts from the State University College of New York at Buffalo, and completed his Doctorate in Organizational Communication at the University at Buffalo in 1982.