08/22/2013 01:22 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2013

Obama Forgets Buffalo Mayor's Name During Speech (VIDEO)

While speaking at the University at Buffalo on his plan for a new government rating system for colleges and universities, President Barack Obama caught a bit of flak from the crowd when he flubbed the name of the city's mayor.

"Your outstanding mayor, Brian Higgins, is here. Give him a big round of applause," Obama said.

When the crowd shouted at the president about his error, Obama quickly corrected himself.

"What? Byron Brown. I'm sorry Byron," Obama said. "What I meant was your congressman Brian Higgins is here, your mayor Byron Brown is here."

Obama added: "This is what happens when you get to be 52 years old. When I was 51, everything was smooth."

Watch the video above.

Obama's speech in Buffalo kicked off a two-day bus tour of colleges in New York and Pennsylvania, where he'll speak on his plan to judge schools on affordability and performance.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to UB as the University of Buffalo.