Spring 2022 Candidates

You can read the descriptions for each of the positions in our Constitution and Bylaws.

Union-Wide Officer Positions

Constituency Specific Vice Presidents

Representative Assembly

Executive VP

Marisa Chappell

Working with colleagues to build our faculty union has been a highlight of my career in academia. UAOSU is a vehicle for us to work together to solve problems, advocate for shared governance and faculty well-being, and achieve a more just university. I have served on our Organizing Committee and Bargaining Team and am currently Vice President for Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs). I’ve also been an active member of our Membership and Organizing Committee and Social Justice Committee. Through this work, I’ve learned a lot about how OSU operates and what is possible when we build a shared vision and work together for change. I am also a founder and Board Member of Scholars for a New Deal in Higher Education and am active in Higher Ed Labor United, both efforts to organize higher ed workers, students, and communities to win our collective vision of higher education as a universal right and a public good. As UAOSU’s Executive Vice President, I hope to continue the work of building our union; continue to build coalition with OSU students, staff, graduate employees, and professional faculty; and support faculty in pursuing positive change.

Treasurer

Filix Maisch

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Grievance Committee Chair

Louisa Hooven

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Social Justice Committee Chair

Kenny Maes

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Vice President for Non-Tenure-Track Instructional Faculty Affairs

Amanda Granrud

I joined OSU eleven years ago as a full-time, fixed-term instructor, teaching communication courses with international students. Not long after, I became active in building our faculty union. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about the work experiences of non-tenure track teaching, research, and outreach faculty, as well as about the university and state of higher education more generally. I’ve had countless conversations with colleagues, testified to trustees and bargaining teams, met legislators in state government and leaders in AAUP, AFT, SEIU and CGE. I’ve also served in the Representative Assembly and on the Organizing and Communications committees since their inception. If you’re new to OSU, it’s possible we met at a new employee orientation. Clearly, being part of UAOSU has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my time here, which is saying a lot since I truly love my job. And I’m eager to do more on behalf of those who face serious and often wholly unnecessary challenges when it comes to stability, promotion, compensation, workload, benefits, shared governance, safety, space, equipment, and other tools we need to do our best work. As a member of the Executive Council, I will work to make sure OSU reciprocates the dedication and generosity instructional faculty demonstrate every day.

Vice President for Faculty at Non-Corvallis Locations (Position #1)

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Vice President for Faculty at Non-Corvallis Locations (Position #2)

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Agriculture (7 open seats)

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Business (2 open seats)

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Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (3 open seats)

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Education (2 open seats)

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Engineering (6 open seats)

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Forestry (2 open seats)

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Liberal Arts (6 open seats)

Amélie Ollivier

This is my fifth year as a full-time French instructor in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies at OSU. I strongly believe in people’s ability to make change happen through collective and collaborative efforts, which is why I have been active in UAOSU for the past 5 years. As an Assembly Representative, I have striven to reach out to faculty to ensure that their voices are heard, regardless of rank or FTE, and to help promote safe and equitable working conditions for all, keeping in mind those among us who are the most vulnerable. As you know, there is a lot more work to be done! I hope that I can continue doing this work as an Assembly Representative for CLA in the next couple of years, with your support. Thank you!

Bryan Tilt

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H Rakes

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Joseph Orosco

In the past two years, I have had the privilege to represent the College of Liberal Arts in the UAOSU Representative Assembly.  I am seeking your support to continue strengthening our union and building a robust member-driven voice for faculty at OSU. 

I currently serve as the Assembly’s co-chair,  and have helped to start conversations about the Assembly’s organizational structure to make it more inclusive and efficient.  During my time as a Representative, I have also been a part of the Social justice Committee and helped to create the Labor Education, and the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Caucuses.  Through my involvement with UAOSU, I have talked productively with our last two OSU Presidents, the Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate, and numerous colleagues across campus, about the role our union plays in ensuring  fair and equitable working conditions for faculty.   Public higher education is facing many attacks and challenges across the country, and I believe our union is one of the best means we have to protect the high-quality teaching and research we offer to our students and the public.  I hope you will lend me your support, and vote to reelect me as a CLA Representative.  Thank you.

Lori Cramer

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Olin Hannum

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Pharmacy (1 open seat)

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Public Health & Human Sciences (2 open seats)

Kate MacTavish

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Laurel Kincl

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Science (4 open seats)

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Vet Medicine (1 open seat)

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At Large (4 open seats)

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