The Officers of the Chapter include the President, Vice President for Academics, Vice President for Professionals, Secretary, Treasurer, Officer for Contingents, Grievance Chairperson(s) and an Affirmative Action Officer.
Officers are elected by the membership
The vice president’s primary duties are to represent the category of member they are appointed (Academics or Professionals).
Vice President for Academics: Richard Veenstra, PhD
A professor of Pharmacology and Cell and Developmental Biology, Richard has been at Upstate since 1986. He Studied at the University of Iowa and has many research programs and associations. He serves on many UUP committees and a member of the Faculty Senate at Upstate.
Vice President for Professionals: Theresa Baxter, MS FNP-C
Officer for Contingents:
Colin has been with Upstate and UUP since 2006. An active member of the UUP since 2008 taking on the task of revamping the chapter website. Since then he’s risen to the rank of Chapter Secretary, serves on the Elections and Credentials Committee statewide, as well as serving as the co-chair for the Herbert N. Wright Safety & Health Joint Labor Management Committee. Colin is known as a hard-working intelligent person that really knows how to get things done.
Treasurer: Deb Benware