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ESF Celebrates Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, we are sending a special thank you to all employee union leaders that serve the College throughout the year. Below is a list of the representatives. Next time you see them, thank them for their service!

United University Professions (UUP)

Three people standing in the middle of the photo. Two people sitting in green chairs on the ends.

(From left to right) Janine DeBaise, Michele McNeill, James Proctor, Aaron Knight, and Matt Smith

UUP represents a mix of staff and faculty at ESF. The union is led by Matt Smith and has a governing committee made up of the following individuals:

  • Janine DeBaise
  • Michele McNeill
  • James Proctor
  • Aaron Knight
  • Matt Smith

Not pictured

  • Rebecca Hilts
  • Aley O’Mara

Civil Service Employee Association (CSEA)

Two men standing in front of a wooden sign.
Robert Gilmore (left) and Lee Smith (right)
CSEA represents a mix of classified positions across campus. The union at ESF is led by Lee Smith and has a governing committee made up of the following individuals:

  • Robert Gilmore
  • Lee Smith

Not Pictured

  • Kelly Pitcher
  • Barbara Sorrells

Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS)

Two men in police uniform standing near a wooden sign.

Gregory Bliss (left) and Mark Muller (right)

The PBANYS covers all University Police officers at ESF. Thank you to Mark Muller and Gregory Bliss for your service in these roles.

New York state Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA)

This union covers all University Police communications specialists, which run police dispatch on the ESF campus. Thank you to our current union representative Kimberly Ambrose.