CAUT has hired Nsé Ufot as an assistant executive director. The appointment takes effect next month. Nsé succeeds Michael Piva, who retired from CAUT after five years in October 2011.
Nsé is currently government relations officer for the American Association of University Professors, where she is senior lobbyist and coordinates initiatives for mobilizing members about legislation and regulations that impact higher education and labour law.
Prior to her post at AAUP, she was regional director for the Service Employees International Union and a staff representative with the almost two-million member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. She has extensive experience in collective bargaining, grievance handling, organizing and coalition work.
Nsé was born in Nigeria, studied in France, received a BSc at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law, where she received awards for the highest grade of overall achievement and best performance annually in Race/Racism and the American Law as well as for the highest grade of overall achievement and best performance annually in International Law. Nsé is fluent in French and English.