AAUP Oregon Leadership


Current AAUP Oregon Leadership  (last updated 5/18/16)

  • President: José Padín, PSU
  • Vice President – Membership & Organizing: Jacqueline Arante, PSU
  • Vice President – Academic Freedom & Governance: Deb Merskin, UO
  • Vice President – Political Action:  Erna Gelles, PSU
  • Vice President- Collective Bargaining: Gretchen Soderlund, UO
  • Vice President – Communications and Public Relations:  Nancy Eichsteadt, PSU
  • Secretary: Amy Orr, Linfield College
  • Treasurer: Bill Harbaugh, UO
  • Advocate for Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Kathleen Stanley, OSU
  • Advocate for Tenure: Gina Psaki, UO
  • Advocate for Academic Professionals: Karen Kennedy, PSU
  • Advocate for Graduate Students: Anandi van Diepen-Hedayat
  • PSU Representative: José Padin
  • UO Representative: Michael Dreiling
  • Individual Membership Representative: Greg Monahan, EOU
  • Advocacy Chapter Representative: Tony Vogt, OSU

Currently Vacant Offices:  Graduate Student Representative, Vice-President for Collective Bargaining

New Officers were elected on March 17, 2014 and were sworn in on April 26th at the AAUP Oregon Annual Meeting.

Per Article VII of the AAUP Oregon Constitution:

“In odd years, elections will be held for the President, the VP of Academic Freedom and Governance, the VP for Collective Bargaining, the Secretary, the advocacy chapters, the at large representative, the Advocate for Academic Professionals and the Advocate for Tenure. In even years, elections will be held for the VP for Political Action, the VP for Membership and Organizing, the Treasurer, the CB chapters, the Advocate for Contingent Faculty and the Advocate for Graduate Students.”