Michael C. Redfern, MBA, MEd

Associate Dean, Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Contact Information

416 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6706
Fax: 716-829-2034
Email: redfern2@buffalo.edu


Mike Redfern serves as the associate dean and chief operating officer (COO) of the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions. He is responsible for directing and overseeing all the schools operating functions. In this role, he works to support business and financial operations, with an emphasis on forecasting, projecting and determining required resources to invest in new initiatives. He also serves as chief of staff for the Dean's office.

Mike has been with UB since 2003, and has worked in or overseen academic affairs, student affairs, information technology, facilities, research administration,  human resources, and finance. His latest position was with the UB School of Nursing where he held the role of associate dean for administrative services and chief financial officer.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, and master’s degrees in higher education administration and business administration. He also has formal training in strategic planning, managerial analysis, project management, process improvement, and change management.

Prior to and during college, Mike served honorably with the US Army (1994-1997, field artillery) and NY State National Guard (1997-2002, infantry).

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)


  • MBA, Executive Format, University at Buffalo, 2014
  • MEd, Higher Education, University at Buffalo, 2003
  • BS, Economics, Buffalo State College, 2001