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May 6, 2008

UUP re-elects statewide officers, elects new members to Exec board

Representatives to United University Professions Spring 2008 Delegate Assembly have re-elected three officers and elected five new Executive Board members. All officers will serve two-year terms, effective June 1, 2008.

Frederick Floss, a professor of economics and finance at Buffalo State College, was re-elected to a third term as UUP’s Vice President for Academics. John Marino, an associate director of radiology at SUNY Stony Brook’s Health Science Center, was re-elected to a fifth term as UUP’s Vice President for Professionals. Rowena Blackman-Stroud, teaching hospital associate director of nuclear medicine at SUNY Brooklyn’s Health Science Center, was re-elected to a eighth term as UUP’s Treasurer. As statewide officers, Floss, Marino and Blackman-Stroud also serve on UUP’s 19-member Executive Board. The other eleven members are serving terms that expire in 2009.

The following were newly elected to UUP’s Executive Board:

  • Jamie Dangler, an associate professor of sociology at SUNY Cortland;
  • J. Philippe Abraham, a senior academic advisor at the University at Albany;
  • Peter D.G. Brown, a distinguished service professor, foreign languages, at SUNY New Paltz;
  • Raul Huerta, an academic advisor/counselor at SUNY Morrisville; and
  • Carolyn Kube, a clinical lab technician at SUNY Stony Brook University’s Health Science Center.

Nearly 300 UUP delegates voted in the elections conducted during the Delegate Assembly held in Albany May 2-3.

Photos of the officers and Executive Board are available upon request.

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 37,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.


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