UUP Communications Department

Historical Overview of UUP

UUP Through the Years

From its infancy in 1973 when the union represented 3,500 members, United University Professions has been in the fore of higher education unionism. It has grown not only in numbers, but also in influence, and proudly represents more than 35,000 members on 29 state-operated SUNY campuses and System Administration. Throughout its history, UUP has acted in the best interests of its members, and those efforts have benefited thousands of UUPers, the SUNY community and the entire state of New York.

UUP would not be what it is today without the commitment and enthusiasm of its leaders and members who spur the union toward greater achievements.

In this UUP History section you’ll find:

UUP Administrative History: A summary of UUP, from inception to the present.

UUP At a Glance: Milestones in UUP’s history, by year, from 1967 to the present.

Executive Board Timeline: A timeline of statewide UUP officers and Executive Board members, according to official Delegate Assembly minutes, as compiled by UUP Secretaries Tom Corigliano and Eileen Landy.

UUP Anniversary Booklets: Compilations of UUP challenges and accomplishments, in words and photos, of the union’s 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th anniversaries.

Photos by the Decade: A sampling of photographs of UUP officers, members and activities that have defined UUP, by the decade, including ready-to-print black-and-white and four-color photo collages. More photos can be found in the UUP Digital Archives, housed at the University at Albany. Look for instructions on the easiest way to search/request photos in this section.

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