At a meeting attended by 100 Council delegates representing the Council’s eleven locals on Friday night September 14, 2012, Tim Haresign was elected Council President. He will fill the remainder of the late President Nick Yovnello’s term of office. He has a long history of work for AFT at his local and as a member of the Council’s negotiating team.
Tim is an associate professor of biology at Richard Stockton College. His experience at Richard Stockton Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2275, includes service as the local’s grievance officer, as Executive Vice President, and four terms as President. He has also served for eight years on the local’s negotiating team, as president of the Stockton Faculty Assembly, chair of the college-wide personnel committee and as the Biology Program Coordinator (the Stockton equivalent of department chair).
Council Executive Vice President Bill Sullivan, who held the post of interim President until the election, was warmly thanked by Tim and the delegates for his important service to the Council during the period following the tragic death of longtime Council President Nick Yovnello in July.