UB Facilities Interim Director Scott Ludtka on paid leave; Joseph Raab fills role

Joseph Raab took over as UB Facilities Interim Director on April 9 after Scott Ludtka was demoted from the position and put on paid leave.

The university would not confirm when Ludtka left his duties, his terms of employment or whether or not he is suspended indefinitely. Ludtka had been in the position for three years.

Raab will continue as director of Environment, Health & Safety at UB, a position he has held for 15 years. A member of Raab’s team will manage day-to-day EH&S operations, according to UB spokesperson John Della Contrada.

UPD Deputy Chief of Police Joshua Sticht confirmed that a “personnel investigation” has been launched, but would not give any details. Ludtka declined to comment.

Raab did not respond in time for print.

Max Kalnitz contributed reporting to this story.

Hannah Stein is the editor-in-chief and can be reached at hannah.stein@ubspectrum.com and @HannahJStein.