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The PSU-AAUP Executive Council is composed of eight officers (President, Vice-President for Collective Bargaining, Vice-President for Grievances & Academic Freedom, Vice-President for Membership & Organizing, Vice-President for Legislative & Political Action, Vice-President for Communications & Public Relations, Treasurer, and Secretary) and six Councilors, as well as the Immediate Past President.

The Council meets every other Thursday from 12-1:30pm. All bargaining unit members are welcome to attend Executive Council meetings. Please contact the PSU-AAUP office at to confirm the meeting location.

2024-2026 Executive Council Members


Emily Ford, Library
Email | (503) 725-3689

David Kinsella, Political Science
Vice President for Collective Bargaining
Email | (503) 725-3035

Cristina Restad, School of Business Administration (SBA)
Interim Vice President for Membership and Organizing
Email | (503) 725-4742

Bill Knight, English
Vice President for Grievances & Academic Freedom

Jonna Lynn Bransford, Office of Global Engagement and Innovation (OGEI/OISSS)
Vice President for Legislative & Political Action
Email | (503) 725-2367

Riley Chase, Advising & Career Services
Vice President for Communications and Public Relations
Email | (503) 725-5890

Peter Kramer, Campus Rec
Email | (503) 725-2938

Elena Sokol, Political Science and International & Gobal Studies
Email | (503) 725-2175


Councilors At Large

Aleksandar Jokic, Philosophy
Email | (503) 725-3503

Matt Chorpenning, School of Social Work 
Email | (503) 725-8024

Brian Elliott, Philosophy
Email | (503) 725-2689

Trevino Brings Plenty, Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)
Email | (503) 725-5348

Emme Grafton, Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)
Email | (503) 725-5078

Mauri Matsuda, Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ)
Email | (503) 725-6256


Immediate Past President



Bryan Lally
Executive Director, Contract Enforcement & Bargaining | (971) 895-2939

Jonathan Leavitt
Executive Director, Organizing, Membership, Strategic Communications | (971) 895-2384

Heather Nahmias
Administrative Director
(503) 725-4414


General Inquiries


*Press Inquiries should be directed to our VP for Communications & Public Relations at: