Sean T. Buffington

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Sean T. Buffington
3rd Vice President of
University of the Arts
In office
August 15, 2007 – December, 2014
Preceded by Miguel Angel Corzo
Personal details
Born La Plata, Maryland
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Harvard College
University of Michigan
Profession President and Chief Executive Officer
Website UArts Administration

Sean T. Buffington is vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation,[1] and former President and CEO of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2][3][4][5]


Sean Buffington graduated summa cum laude in English and American literature and Afro-American studies from Harvard College in 1991 He then went on to earn his Master of Art degree in American culture from the University of Michigan in 1994.[5]

Buffington returned to Harvard in 1994 as an administrator in the Harvard Alumni Association and University Development Office.[3][4] From 1999 to 2002, he served as Assistant Provost for Interfaculty Programs.[3] In 2002 he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the President and Provost, and in 2005 he was promoted to Associate Provost for Arts and Culture.[3][4][5] From 2007 through 2014, he has served as President of the University of the Arts.[3]

He is openly gay.[4]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Miguel Angel Corzo
President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of the Arts
15 August 2007 - December 2014
Succeeded by
N/A (incumbent)