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Paul Nussbaum, BS '67

Paul Nussbaum, BS ’67 established a scholarship fund to assist financially disadvantated undergraduates in the College of Ars and Sciences, with preference to political science majors who are also first generation college students. Nussbaum is the Founder and Chairman of Waramaug Hospitality. He is the former Chairman Emeritus of Wyndham International, Inc., (NYSE:WYN), successor to Patriot American Hospitality, Inc. (NYSE:PAH). From 1991 to 1999 he served as Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Patriot American Hospitality, Inc., a paired share real estate investment trust (and its predecessor Patriot American Group) which owned the Wyndham, Grand Bay, Malmaison, Summerfield and Clubhouse Inn proprietary hotel brands. Nussbaum took the company from owning one hotel in 1992 to the fourth largest hospitality company in the United States with approximately $7 billion in total capitalization. Nussbaum received his Bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and received his JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center. While at UB, he was active in the Spectrum, Student Government and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. He recieved a UB distinguished alumni award in 2015, recognizing exceptional career accomplishments, community or university service, and research and scholarly activity. He currently serves on the UB College of Arts and Sciences Deans Advisory Council.