Gross Re-elected to Board
Delegates attending NYSTRS' 2018 Annual Meeting of Delegates unanimously re-elected William Floyd School District teacher Ron Gross to a new three-year term on the NYSTRS Board of Trustees. More than 500 delegates from across the state also attended numerous pension-related workshops during the Nov. 4-5 meeting in Saratoga Springs.
Gross, who is president of William Floyd United Teachers and has taught social studies in his district for 30 years, was first elected to the Board last year to fill the unexpired term of Timothy Southerton, who retired from teaching in June 2017. Gross’s new term runs through January 2022.
"It is really quite an honor and humbling at the same time to serve as your trustee," Gross told those in attendance following his election. Gross also urged delegates to bring back to their districts the information they learned at the Annual Meeting.
The 10-member Board includes three active teachers and one retired teacher. Board members serve without compensation and represent various constituents, including school administrators and school boards. They are responsible as fiduciaries to protect the long-term value of the System’s investment portfolio for its more than 430,000 active and retired members and beneficiaries.
In addition to the election, several informational breakout sessions were held, as well as a question-and-answer period with the NYSTRS Board and staff.
Delegates and visitors to the 2018 Delegates Meeting had the opportunity to attend various educational breakout sessions. Following are the presentations from each:
New at this year’s meeting was the use of graphic recording to visually capture key points of the various presentations. Links to each of the artist renderings follow. We encourage you to share them with co-workers.