As you may know, this is election time for APSCUF statewide. This morning APSCUF delegates from all 14 PASSHE universities cast ballots to determine who will lead us as we enter into a difficult negotiations year, face local and statewide retrenchment, and continue to mobilize our members on a range of key issues. In short, it was a serious day in Canonsburg, PA where assembly was held.
Perhaps the most watched and discussed contest in this election was for president and vice president. Both sets of candidates ran as slates. Current APSCUF president Steve Hicks ran again for president with current State Meet and Discuss chair Ken Mash. Rob Mutchnick, President of APSCUF at IUP and a member of State APSCUF Executive Committee ran with Deb Cornelius, President of Shippensburg’s APSCUF chapter.
The voting took placed this morning and I got word at about 10:30 this morning that Hicks and Mash won the elections by a 61/47 margin. I can only wish Steve and Ken all the luck in the world as we move into what promises to be a difficult negotiating year. I hope they know they can count on us at Kutztown to do our part. And I urge all APSCUF members around the state to do the same. This round of negotiations promises to test our mettle as a union. Let’s begin preparations now.