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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 27, 2009

Union delegates elect officers, Executive Board members
Smith re-elected as UUP President


Representatives to United University Professions Spring 2009 Delegate Assembly have re-elected United University Professions President Phillip H. Smith to his first full two-year term in office. Smith is on leave from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where he serves as a professor of cell and developmental biology. He was first elected president on Feb. 9, 2008 to fill an unexpired term.

More than 300 delegates meeting in Albany on April 24th and 25th also re-elected two other officers to two-year terms.

Eileen Landy, an associate professor of sociology at SUNY College of Old Westbury, was re-elected to a fifth term as UUP’s statewide secretary. Edward Quinn, assistant to the chair of the Theatre Arts at SUNY Stony Brook, was re-elected to a fourth term as UUP’s Membership Development Officer.

The following five members were re-elected to two-year terms on UUP’s Executive Board:

  • Caroline Bailey, a senior staff assistant at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse;
  • Edison Bond, a senior staff assistant at the SUNY Brooklyn Health Science Center;
  • F. Glenn McNitt, associate professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz;
  • Laura Rhoads, an associate professor of cell physiology at SUNY Potsdam; and
  • Mike Smiles, a biology professor at SUNY Farmingdale.

The following three members were newly elected to two-year terms on UUP’s Executive Board:

  • David Curry, an associate professor of nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh;
  • Robert Reganse, an associate EOC professor at SUNY Farmingdale; and
  • Brian Tappen, a cardiology assistant at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

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

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 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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