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J. Philippe Abraham
Vice President for Professionals


J. Philippe Abraham

J. Philippe Abraham was elected to his first full term as statewide Vice President for Professionals in June 2012. He previously served in the post after winning a special election in September 2011 to fill an unexpired term.

Abraham, on leave from his position as Director of Career Services at the University at Albany, was twice elected to UUP’s Executive Board. He has chaired and co-chaired several statewide UUP commitees, including Legal Defense, Affirmative Action, and the Committee on Latino Affairs.

He is chief negotiator for UUP's contact talks with the state. Abraham has also served as a member of the UUP Negotiations Team.

In July 2016, Abraham was elected as an at-large representative for higher education on NEA’s Board of Directors. He is a delegate to NYSUT, NEA and AFT conventions.

On the chapter level, Abraham is one of three elected senators representing UAlbany on SUNY’s Faculty Senate. He was elected to three terms as the chapter's Vice President for Professionals. He is President of the Albany/Capital District Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, LCLAA.

Abraham earned a BA and a MA from UAlbany. He is a graduate of the NYSUT Leadership Institute, the New York State AFL-CIO Cornell Union Leadership Institute, and NEA's Emerging Leader Academy.

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