May 1, 2023
UUP members elect chapters leaders
uupdate 05-01-23

Ten UUP chapters across the state elected new presidents in the union’s recently concluded chapter elections.

Members at the Albany, Alfred, Binghamton, Buffalo HSC, Farmingdale, Maritime, Old Westbury, Oswego, Polytechnic and Potsdam chapters elected new chapter presidents in the elections.

Ballots were mailed in March and were due back at UUP headquarters in Latham, Albany County, by April 21. The ballots were tabulated by the Constitution & Governance Committee and MK Election Services, a Connecticut-based company which administered the election.

At chapter elections, held every two years, members at each UUP chapter elect their chapter leaders. Besides chapter president, members voted for vice presidents for academics and professionals, treasurer, secretary and other leadership positions. New terms begin June 1.

You can see the results of the elections HERE.

You can see the results of UUP’s affiliate delegates elections HERE. These are members who are elected as UUP delegates to NYSUT and AFT.

The following is the list of chapter presidents who were elected or reelected (current chapter president in parenthesis):
  • Albany: Paul Stasi (Aaron Major)
  • Alfred – William Schultze (Albert Bitterman)
  • Binghamton – Brendan McGovern (Alan Wang)
  • Brockport – Susan Orr
  • Buffalo Center – Ken Kern
  • Buffalo HSC – Tom Melendy (Phillip Glick)
  • Buffalo State – Fred Floss
  • Canton – Stephanie Petkovsek)
  • Cobleskill – Bill Tusang
  • Cortland – Jaclyn Pittsley
  • Downstate – Redetha Abrahams-Nichols
  • Delhi – Kelly Keck
  • ESC – Pamela Malone
  • ESF – Matt Smith
  • Farmingdale - Yolanda Drakkir (Harry Espaillat)
  • Fredonia – Chris Taverna
  • Geneseo – Alan Witt
  • Maritime – Roland Aragon (Barbara Warkentine)
  • Morrisville – Steve Hinkle
  • New Paltz – Beth Wilson
  • Old Westbury – Peter Ikeler (Martha Livingston)
  • Oneonta – Robert Compton
  • Optometry – Kim Oliver
  • Oswego – Frank Byrne (Steve Abraham)
  • Plattsburgh – Michelle Toth
  • Polytechnic – Kathleen Rourke (Maarten Heyboer)
  • Potsdam - Kevin Smith (David Reeder)
  • Purchase - Joseph Germani
  • Stony Brook – Andrew Solar-Greco
  • Stony Brook HSC – Bruce Kube
  • System admin – Mike Walker
  • UMU – Rich Veenstra

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