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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2011

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


Representatives to United University Professions Spring 2011 Delegate Assembly have re-elected United University Professions President Phillip H. Smith to his second two-year term in office. Smith, of Manlius NY, is on leave from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where he serves as a professor of cell and developmental biology. He was first elected statewide president on Feb. 9, 2008.

More than 300 delegates meeting in Albany on May 6 and 7 also re-elected two other statewide officers to two-year terms.

Eileen Landy of Clifton Park, who is on leave from SUNY College of Old Westbury as an associate professor of sociology, was re-elected to a sixth term as UUP’s statewide secretary. Edward Quinn of Miller Place, a staff associate in Theatre Arts at SUNY Stony Brook, was re-elected to a fifth term as UUP’s Membership Development Officer.

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

Caroline Bailey of Liverpool, a senior staff assistant at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse;

Edison Bond of Brooklyn, a senior staff associate at the SUNY Brooklyn Health Science Center;

David Curry of Plattsburgh, a professor of nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh and president of UUP’s Plattsburgh chapter;

Robert Reganse of Miller Place, an associate EOC professor at SUNY Farmingdale;

Laura Rhoads of Potsdam, a professor of cell physiology at SUNY Potsdam and president of that UUP chapter;

Mike Smiles of Huntington, a professor of biological technology at SUNY Farmingdale; and

Brian Tappen of Syracuse, a cardiology assistant at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Newly elected to a two-year term on UUP’s Executive Board was:

Jacqualine Berger of Snyder, a mentor at the Niagara Frontier Center of Empire State College and president of UUP’s Empire State College chapter.

Photos of the officers and Executive Board members 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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