NEW PALTZ — The president of SUNY New Paltz’s teachers union has charged that SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian’s appointment to Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s board of directors constitutes “a serious conflict of interest.”
Peter Brown, president of the local chapter of the 900-member University United Professions union also criticized Christian for refusing to say how much money the Central Hudson position represents.
“It’s clearly a conflict of interest, serving on a privately owned utility’s board whose only interest is in maximizing profits while also being president of a public institution which needs to minimize its energy consumption.”
That energy bill, Brown said, amounts to roughly $2 million a year.
Read more of Jeremiah Horrigan’s article in the Times Herald-Record here: