In New Round Of Negotiations, Corvey Named Chief Negotiator
October 10, 2007
Candace Corvey, former UNH vice president for finance and administration,
will serve as chief negotiator for the administration in bargaining with
the UNH-AAUP negotiating team. She was asked to serve in this role by President
Mark Huddleston and Provost and Executive Vice President Bruce Mallory,
who will continue to oversee the administration’s role in negotiations.
Talks between both sides resume Monday, Oct. 15.
In his regular letter to UNH faculty this week, Mallory announced the
change, writing it would be “beneficial to the process” for
him to play a different role in the negotiations. He added Corvey was instrumental
in her central role in the 2000 and 2003 negotiations.
Corvey has participated over the last two years in the current round of
negotiations as a member of the negotiating team, so she is familiar with
the facts at hand and the positions of both parties.
“Like everyone else involved in this collective bargaining process,
I very much look forward to a resolution and ultimately a signed contract,” Corvey
said. “If I can play a role in making this happen, I do so gladly.”
Assistant Provost Jim Varn will continue to play a key role at the table.
Mallory defines his own role as advising the administration’s negotiating
team at the table and away from it.
“With the rejection of the fact finder report by the AAUP, we will
have fresh ground to plow when talks resume next week,” Mallory said. “I
very much hope a clean slate will allow for creative thinking and novel
proposals that can serve as the basis for a settlement. There are both
principles and practical solutions that will be taken into account in order
to arrive at a settlement.”