Friends of Union:
I am honored that the Board of Trustees of Union College elected me to serve as its next chairman. Union has been a huge priority for me both professionally and personally, and for those of you who have not had a chance to get to know the College, I urge you to do so. It is an extraordinary place with an inspirational history and a bright, bright future.
Union represents many of the dichotomies of higher ed at their best. We are a liberal arts college, but one with an amazing track record of leadership in the sciences, engineering and technology. We are a small school offering an intimate educational experience, but one with big school facilities, faculty expertise, research opportunities and impact. We are a humble place with a can-do attitude, but one that has graduated an astounding number of leaders in all fields throughout our 200+ years of history.
My fellow Trustees and I, along with President Stephen C. Ainlay and Union's leadership, meet several times each year to discuss important issues facing the College, as well as to celebrate its accomplishments. After each meeting, we publish a Board Report, which you can find at this Web site.
On behalf of the entire Board, I thank you for your interest in Union and your support of this outstanding institution, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for Union College.
Mark L. Walsh '76
Chairman, Board of Trustees