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For Immediate Release
October 22, 2019

Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on the passing of Regent Judith Johnson

“The leadership and members of United University Professions mourn the passing of Regent Judith Johnson. We send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to her family. She will be missed.

“Regent Johnson was a member of the Regents’ Higher Education Committee, and she was a staunch supporter of public higher education in New York state. She was a fearless fighter committed to educational equity and improving educational experiences for all students.”

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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