Leadership & Staff

United Campus Workers is a member-led, democratic organization. Our union belongs to us! Our leadership is made of campus workers from campuses across Tennessee, and we employee three full-time organizers and one additional part-time staff. The following leaders were elected in fall semester of 2017 and began their terms in January 2018. The next election will take place in fall semester of 2020 and the 3-year terms will begin January 2021. Do you want to serve? Get in touch with an elected leader or staff member today!

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the key decision making body made up of our core union officers.

  • President: Anne Langendorfer, lecturer at UTK - [email protected]
  • Executive Vice President: Shukura Umi, graduate worker at University of Memphis
  • Secretary: Dan Castillo, graduate worker at UTK
  • Treasurer: Open
  • East TN representative: Bill Taylor, Assistant Professor at Pellissippi State
  • Middle TN representative: Lori Danley, staff at Tennessee State University
  • West TN representative: Tony Patton, facilities at UTHSC
  • Policy & Campaign Committee Chair: Open

Policy & Campaign Committee

The PCC is the largest elected representative body of our union, and is empowered to develop our political program and strategy, and lead our campaigns. The PCC consists of chapter and caucus chairs, regional delegates, and additional delegates proportional to chapter size.

  • PCC Chair: Open
  • UTK Chapter VP: Mia Romano
  • MTSU Chapter VP: Kari Neely
  • Memphis Chapter VP: Meghan Cullen
  • Additional UTK Delegates: Sara Ritchey, Katie Hodges-Kluck, Sam Goodman, Jessica Westerhold, Jon Shefner
  • Additional UofM Delegate: 2 open positions
  • UTC Caucus Chair: Eddie Brudney
  • ETSU Caucus Chair: Dennis Prater
  • UTHSC Caucus Chair: Open
  • PSCC Caucus Chair: Robyn James
  • TTU Caucus Chair: Rachel Wingo
  • APSU Caucus Chair: Open
  • Southwest CC Caucus Chair: Open
  • Chatt State Caucus Chair: Paige Elliot
  • UT Martin Committee Chair: Open
  • Northeast State Committee Chair: Open
  • Jackson State Committee Chair: Open
  • Nashville State Committee Chair: Open
  • Roane State Committee Chair: Open
  • Volunteer State Committee Chair: Open
  • East TN regional delegates: Matthew Donlevy, Ethan Mills
  • Middle TN regional delegates: Clay Trainum, Michael Principe
  • West TN regional delegates: 2 open positions


Our union employees two full-time organizers and one part-time bookkeeper & membership services coordinator. 

  • East TN Organizer: Eli Stanfield organizes at UTK, Pellissippi State, as well as at UTC and Chatt State, and is supporting West TN. Contact them at [email protected].
  • Middle TN Organizer: Dana Smith organizes at MTSU, APSU, TSU, elsewhere in the Middle TN area, and is supporting West TN. Contact her at [email protected].
  • Bookkeeper & Membership Services Coordinator: Susan Williams handles membership issues and bookkeeping for our Local. Contact her at [email protected].