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Cora P. Maloney College *

Cora P. Maloney College

Contact Information

255 Capen Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1603

Phone: 716.645.7301
Fax: 716.645.6027
Web Address: cpmc.buffalo.edu
Dr. Letitia Thomas
Academic Director

Program Overview

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Cora P. Maloney College (CPMC) chartered in 1976, is a unique college at the University at Buffalo (UB), focusing on a range of educational issues including: academic achievement and enhancement, social justice and cross-cultural awareness. CPMC fosters the interconnectivity between UB students and their living and learning community, with a special emphasis on the City of Buffalo. These relationships provide students with a transformative undergraduate experience that supports their intellectual growth and development and promotes positive engagement in the region.

Cora P. Maloney College serves as an integral part of UB's efforts to engage and collaborate with local communities to promote and enhance the quality and life within the region, state, and beyond. The College is named in honor of Cora P. Maloney, the first woman and African-American elected to the Buffalo Common Council in 1957. Mrs. Maloney is recognized as one of the leading community builders in Western New York and was a strong advocate for educational equality and excellence, as well as political awareness and involvement.

CPMC offers credit-bearing courses and support programs, designed to enrich the intellectual and personal development of university students. CPMC's courses consist of four general and interrelated themes:
  • College Success
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Social Justice


CPMC courses are designed to help students acquire and utilize college success strategies and skills; engage Buffalo and Western New York communities through service and/or outreach; appreciate the diversity of cultures, people and life experiences necessary to navigate a diverse society; demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the pressing social needs and concerns within our community; and become empowered to make a positive impact.

Last updated: May 29, 2014 3:01 pm EST