Peter Knuepfer, associate professor of geological sciences and director of the Environmental Studies Program, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the University Faculty Senate — a full-time commitment that also places him on the SUNY Board of Trustees as a non-voting member.
In his new role, Knuepfer will have to step aside from advocacy for Binghamton University and the University Centers and become an advocate for all 32 stateoperated SUNY campuses.
“In the final analysis, I have to do my best to represent the broadest interests of the group,” he says. “For example, in cases where there are differences of opinion, like in the recent budget allocation decision, balancing out the need to protect as much as possible the campuses that would lose funding would override the need to rationalize the model that currently exists.”
Knuepfer’s primary focus for the next two years will be in Albany, spending time in meetings with people in the SUNY System Administration and a number of system-wide committees in addition to the SUNY Board of Trustees.
Last Updated: 12/10/14