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The executive committee of the New York State Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has appointed Tanya Loughead, PhD, professor in the Department of Philosophy, to be communication director.

In selecting Loughead, the executive committee noted her experience interacting with the media on behalf of the Canisius College AAUP and other organizations. Loughead has demonstrated a commitment to defending and strengthening the educational experience for university students and faculty alike.

Responsibilities of the NYSC communication director include media outreach on behalf of university professors, both full- and part-time, and legislative outreach regarding policies that serve faculty and students across New York State.

Founded in 1915, the AAUP shapes American higher education by defining fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, advancing the rights of academics, and promoting the interests of higher education teaching and research.

Submitted by: Rebecca Krawiec, professor and chair, Department of Religious Studies and Theology; vice president, Canisius AAUP