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United Faculty of Florida -- USF Chapter
1 April 2021
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Election Returns

The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida is a democracy, and we have just conducted our annual election. Here are the results:

  • The elected officers were re-elected: Arthur Shapiro is president, Steve Lang is vice president, Greg McColm is secretary, and Sonia Wohlmuth is treasurer.
  • The five candidates for delegates to the Florida Education Association Assembly were elected: Steve Lang, Richard Manning, Greg McColm, Steve Permuth, and Arthur Shapiro.
  • Of the twenty candidates for the UFF Senate, Katherine Alfredo, Karin Braunsberger, Leon Hardy, Steve W. Lang, John Lennon, Barbara Lewis, Richard Manning, Greg McColm, LaSonya Moore, Kerry Myers, Fawn Ngo, Cynthia Patterson, Vic Peppard, Steve Permuth, Frank Pyrtle III, Steve Reader, Debra Sinclair, Brian Turnbull, Bob Welker, Sonia Ramírez Wohlmuth were elected; Steve Reader will serve as an alternate senator. (President Shapiro serves ex officio.)
Officers and representatives assume their positions immediately. However, we still need five more delegates; if you are interested, please contact the Chapter Secretary.

We thank the Election Committee, and the volunteers, Katherine Alfredo, Zac Atlas, Jenna Luque, and Steve Permuth, who counted the votes.

More Election Returns

The statewide United Faculty of Florida has also conducted its biennial election. (All UFF members statewide are eligible to vote in the statewide election.) Here are the results:

  • President Andrew Gothard of Florida Atlantic University.
  • First Vice President Caitlin Gille of Pasco Hernando State College.
  • UFF Representatives to the Florida Education Association Governance Board Jaffar Ali Shahul Hameed of Florida Gulfcoast University and Angela Thornton of Florida A & M University.
We are informed that the National Educational Representatives and the American Federation of Teachers delegates will be determined shortly. We thank everyone who voted.

Getting a Shot

As of now, everyone 40 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 shot, and effective Monday, all Florida residents of age 18+ will be eligible. To find a location to get a shot, you may use the Florida Health Vaccine Locator or visit the Vaccine Finder website.

What do you think about going back to campus in fall?

Speaking of the pandemic, USF has announced that, the virus willing, USF will reopen in fall. UFF would like to know what you think about that. Here is a link to an online anonymous survey, and we ask all faculty to fill it out. Thank you.

Join UFF Today!

Download, fill in, and mail or email the membership form. Benefits of membership include the right to run and vote in UFF chapter and statewide elections; representation in grievances (UFF cannot represent a non-member in a grievance or litigation); special deals in insurance, travel, legal advice, and other packages provided by our affiliates; free insurance coverage for job-related liability; and the knowledge you are supporting education in Florida. Come and join the movement.

USF United Support Fund for Food Pantries

Many of our students are struggling during this crisis, and the USF Foundation is supporting the USF Food Pantries to help out. They are accepting non-perishable donations, but one can also make monetary donations for the pantries at St. Petersburg, Sarasota / Manatee, and Tampa.


Next Chapter Meeting Friday, April 9, at 12 noon, via Zoom: for an invitation, contact the Chapter Secretary.

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