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For Immediate Release
October 9, 2018

UUP mourns loss of SUNY Oswego professor in fatal Oct. 6 Schoharie crash

We at United University Professions are deeply saddened by the passing of our UUP brother Brian Hough, whose life was taken in the tragic Schoharie County limousine accident Oct. 6.

Brian was an assistant professor of geology at SUNY Oswego who arrived at the college in 2016 as a visiting professor. He taught courses in stratigraphy, oceanography, historical geology, and paleontology.

He was a member of UUP’s Oswego Chapter. He joined the union in 2016.

"This is a heartbreaking loss," said UUP President Fred Kowal. "My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian’s family and loved ones, as well as to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this devastating accident.

"Brian was a caring family man and a dedicated, hard-working professor who inspired his students,” Kowal continued. “He will be greatly missed and always remembered."

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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