Congratulations To Our New Board Members!

Congratulations to our newly elected President, Leonore Fleming, our newly elected Vice President, Doug Edwards, our newly elected Treasurer, John Peter, and our newly elected Members-At-Large, Deborah Pollack, Jeffrey Miller, and Amy Lindsey, who will take office on July 1, 2022.

Beginning July 1, the AAUP-UC Governing Board for 2022-2023 is:

Governing Board Officers:

  • President: Leonore Fleming, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Vice President: Doug Edwards, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Treasurer: John Peter, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Secretary: Jim Brown, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 
  • Past President: Adam Pack, Professor of Biology
  • Past Treasurer: Xiao Xiao, Professor of Mathematics

Governing Board Members-At-Large:

  • Linnéa Franits, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • Ariel Gratch, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
  • Amy Lindsey, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Jeffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
  • Deborah Pollack, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Daniel Tagliarina, Associate Professor of Political Science

We also want to take a moment to thank Adam Pack, whose second term as President ends on June 30, 2022. During his four years as President, he was an exceptional leader, and he led us through countless pandemic-related challenges with courage. His hard work and clear guidance over the past four years will not be forgotten.

We would also like to thank Xiao Xiao, who has been an incredibly organized and dependable treasurer for many years, as well as an important voice on the governing board (and now on the negotiating team).

Finally, we would like to thank John Cormican, Chris Tingley, and Tom Rossi, whose terms end on June 30, 2022, for their service on the Governing Board. We really appreciate their dedication to the union and their efforts to make our union stronger.


Solidarity Sunday – May 15 2022 – In Memoriam: Jim Scannell

There will be a lot said about Jim Scannell over the coming days, weeks, semesters etc. His teaching, his life, and the influence he had on so many grateful Utica students over the years. For this edition of Solidarity Sunday, we on the governing board wanted people – especially members who have joined us since 2010 – to reflect particularly on the major role Jim played in our union, including during one of the most contentious negotiations of the millennium.  

-President Adam Pack, May 15 2022





Congratulations To Our New Board Members!

Congratulations to our re-elected Vice President, Leonore Fleming, our newly elected Secretary, Jim Brown, and our newly elected Members-At-Large, Ariel Gratch, Linnéa Franits, and Dan Tagliarina, who will take office on July 1, 2021.

The AAUP-UC Governing Board for 2021-2022 is:

Governing Board Officers:

  • President: Adam Pack, Professor of Biology 
  • Vice President: Leonore Fleming, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Treasurer: Xiao Xiao, Professor of Mathematics
  • Secretary: Jim Brown, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 
  • Past President: Paul J. MacArthur, Professor of Public Relations and Journalism 

Governing Board Members-At-Large:

  • John Cormican, Professor of English
  • Ariel Gratch, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
  • Linnéa Franits, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • Denise Nepveux, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • Daniel Tagliarina, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Chris Tingley, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy

We also want to take a moment to thank Jim Smith, whose second term as Secretary ends on June 30, 2021. During his four years as secretary, he set a standard of excellence that we all admire. We would also like to thank Tom Diana and Chris Riddle, whose terms end on June 30, 2021, for their service on the Governing Board. We really appreciate their dedication to the union and their efforts to make our union stronger.