When I became president of UUP in 2013, I promised our members—and myself—that I wouldn’t simply be a voice opposing SUNY proposals that detract from the University and our union.
My priority is to come up with our own plans. We would offer viable alternatives to promote access, affordability and quality at SUNY.
And that’s what we’ve done.
Since 2010, SUNY has been forced to deal with hundreds of millions in state aid cuts, years of virtually flat state funding, and the ever-increasing expense of higher education for our students.