UA-UNM

Election Results

On May 17, UA-UNM’s Elections Committee announced the results of our fist regular election for Officers and our Representative Assembly. The following individuals were elected by an overwhelming majority of voters. Their two-year term begins in June 2022.

President: Ernesto Longa
Treasurer: Matías Fontenla
Secretary: Cristyn Elder
Vice President Unit 2: Paula Corbin Swalin
Vice President Albuquerque Campus: Manel Martínez-Ramón
Vice President Gallup Campus: Keri Stevenson
Vice President Taos Campus: Gary Cook
Vice President Valencia Campus: Scott Kamen

Equity Representatives: Jesús Costantino and Nahir Otaño Gracia
College of Arts & Sciences Representative Assembly for Unit 1: Satya Witt
College of Arts & Sciences Representative Assembly for Unit 2: Billy Brown
College of Education Representative Assembly for Unit 1: Laura Haniford
College of Fine Arts Representative Assembly for Unit 1: Patrick Manning
Honors College Representative Assembly for Unit 1: Christopher Holden
Honors College Representative Assembly for Unit 2: Jonatha Kottler
School of Engineering Representative Assembly for Unit 1: Eric Hamke
UNM Taos Representative Assembly for Unit 2: Joseph Monsanto
UNM Valencia Representative Assembly for Unit 1: Jerry Godbout
UNM Valencia Representative Assembly for Unit 2: André Callot

We are grateful to these elected officials for sharing their knowledge, expertise, and time. Through their leadership and your involvement, our union will continue to develop and grow to the benefit of all.

If you have never completed the official UA-UNM digital membership form, please take a moment to do so on our secure website by clicking here.

Prepare to Vote
for Officers and Representatives

Our first regular election will begin on May 9, 2022, and end on May 16, 2022, at 11:59 pm. During this period, our dues-paying members are eligible to vote for our next officers, representative assembly members, and equity representatives.

Information about candidates is available at this link. While all dues-paying members may vote for president, treasurer, secretary, and equity representatives, only members employed in the appropriate academic unit may vote for other officers and the representative assembly.

Your votes will be submitted through OpaVote (the same online platform we have used for previous votes). The link to your ballot will be emailed to you on May 9; the link is available only to you through your email and may not be shared with others. If you do not receive the link, check your spam and junk filters or email us at elections@uaunm.org.

Nominate Officers and Representatives

On March 4, 2022, UA-UNM members overwhelmingly ratified our first Bylaws regarding the composition of our Representative Assembly.

To begin the process of our first full election, in which members vote on our next officers, Representative Assembly members, and Equity Representatives, we opened a call for nominations on March 10, 2022. Before our election, members nominated candidates using our nomination form (PDF version or Word version).

Although our initial deadline for nominations was April 7, 2022, we later extended that deadline for the following positions only to April 17, 2022:

* Vice President, Taos campus
* Vice President, Los Alamos campus

* Representative Assembly member(s) for:

  • Anderson School of Management, Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • College of Education, Unit 2
  • School of Engineering, Unit 2
  • College of Fine Arts, Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • College of University Libraries & Learning, Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • School of Architecture and Planning, Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • School of Law, Unit 1 and Unit 2

* Representative Assembly member(s) from each UNM branch campus:

  • UNM-Gallup, Unit 2
  • UNM-Los Alamos, Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • UNM-Taos, Unit 1 and Unit 2

Please see the Summary of Officer and Assembly Member Duties regarding the ratification process.

Ratification of UA-UNM Bylaws

In June 2021, UA-UNM members overwhelmingly ratified our first collective bargaining agreement and the constitution that governs our union’s structure and operations. Two months later, members elected nine interim officers. To begin preparing for our first full election, where officers and other leaders will be voted on, members were asked to ratify the Bylaws that outline election procedures.

In June 2021, UA-UNM members overwhelmingly ratified our first collective bargaining agreement and the constitution that governs our union’s structure and operations. Two months later, members elected nine interim officers. To begin preparing for our first full election, where officers and other leaders will be voted on, members were asked to ratify the Bylaws that outline election procedures.

Please see the list of anticipated questions and a glossary of terms regarding the ratification process.

About UA-UNM

We represent approximately 1600 full and part-time faculty across five campuses at the University of New Mexico.

Our union is committed to ensuring faculty rights in the work place are protected and respected. We believe in transparency, accountability, and equity.

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