Office of the President

The Trustees of Union College


"The Trustees of Union College," as a corporate body, has owned the College and been the College’s designated legal representative throughout its history. The Board consists of four life trustees, twenty-four term trustees, four alumni trustees, two faculty trustees, two student trustees, one President's Council Chair trustee, and the president of the College. The governor of the state of New York is also an ex officio member. The Board meets three times annually: in February, May, and October. The Board appoints the president of the College upon vacancy of the position; it may also appoint an interim president should the need arise.

The Board


Hon. Governor Kathy Hochul of the State of New York

Life Trustees

David J. Breazzano '78, B.A., M.B.A., President, DDJ Capital Management, LLC

Douglass Karp '97, B.S., President, New England Development

John E. Kelly III '76, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., IBM Executive Vice President - Retired Special Advisor to Chairman and CEO

Term Trustees

Linda M. Abriola, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Joan Wernig and E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering, Brown University

Kathryn Stefanik Barry '01, B.S., M.A., Partner, Isaacson, Miller

Robert Bertagna '85, B.A., M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Minerva Ventures LLC

Kathleen R. Browne '88, B.S., M.B.A., J.D., Chief Investment Officer, Denison University

Thomas Caulfield, P'19, B.S., B.S., M.S., D.E.S., Chief Executive Officer, Globalfoundries

Dennis M. Coleman, GP’24, B.A., J.D., Senior Counsel, Ropes & Gray LLP

Thomas J. Coleman '88, B.A., Co-Founder and Co-President, Kensico Capital Management Corporation

Thomas G. Connolly '89, B.A., Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

Judith Dein '76, B.A., J.D., Magistrate Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Richard Delaney ’80, B.S., Retired Senior Vice President, Global Operations, PepsiCo

Daniel Gilbert '91, B.A., Chief Investment and Operating Officer, NorthStar Asset Management Group Ltd

Paul Ginsberg '84, B.A., J.D., President, Roark Capital Group

Julie Greifer-Swidler '79, B.A., J.D. Executive Vice President for Business Affairs & General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

Arthur Holden '77, B.S., M.B.A, Retired, CEO of iSAEC and TSC Consortia, FGT, and Celsis International; and EVP Illumina; Current Chairman, Pharmaceutical Biomedical Research Consortium, Ltd.

Brad S. Karp '81, B.A., J.D., Chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP

Jason Kellman ’99, B.A., M.B.A., Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P.

Kenya LeNoir Messer, '90, B.S., M.A., Ed.D., Assistant Professor Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Michigan State University

Jeff Lipsitz '87 , Co-President, Cortec Group

Jennifer Sconyers Lawton '85, B.S., Executive Vice President, Bolster

Guy T. Logan '90, B.A., M.B.A., Managing Director, Head of National Infrastructure, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Municipal Investment Banking

Robert J. Moser '99, B.S., Founder & CEO, Prime Group Holdings

William Perlstein '71, B.A., J.D. Senior Managing Director and Vice Chair, Client Services, FTI Consulting

Sarah Pontius '04, B.A., Real Estate Consultant

President of the College

David R. Harris, Ph.D.

Alumni Trustees

Peter Kwetu Haviland-Eduah '10, B.A., M.P.P., Director of Communications and External Affairs, Oakland Promise

John K. Johnson, '85, B.A., Sr Director Sales & Marketing Arizona Snack Division, Arizona Beverages, LLC

Peter Raymond, '80, B.A., Retired Partner, PwC,

Tess B. Skoller '13, B.A., M.B.A., Digital Marketing Lead Specialist, MFS Investment Management

Chair, President's Council

Jay Freeland ’91, B.A., Retired President, CEO and board director of FARO Technologies

Faculty Trustees

Jennifer Currey, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Department

Krisanna Scheiter, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair

Student Trustees

Jonathan Anderson '25
Ajay Goncalves '26

Trustees Emeriti

Gerald Barandes '54, A.B., LL.B. Of Counsel, Beckman, Lieberman & Barandes

Philip Beuth '54, A.B., M.S., Retired President of Entertainment, Capital Cities/ABC-TV

Stephen J. Ciesinski '70, B.S.E.E., M.B.A., President, SRI International

Estelle Cooke-Sampson '74, B.S., M.D. Director, Women's Imaging, Howard University Hospital

Robert DeMichele '66, B.A., M.B.A., President, CEO, CIO, Strategy Asset Managers, LLC

Robert B. Enemark '50, B.S., Retired Vice President and Director of Research and Development, Electro Signal Laboratory

David L. Henle '75, B.S., M.B.A., President, DLH Capital, LLC

Roy Jackson '82, B.A., M.P.A., Retired, SVP Business Development & Industry Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company

Adrian Jay '98, B.A., M.S.J., Co-Founder, Random Acts of Flowers

Kathy E. Magliato '85, B.S., M.D., Director of Women's Cardiac Services, St. John's Health Center

Frank L. Messa '73, B.A., J.D. Retired Senior Vice President, Ayco Co., L.P.

Stanley O'Brien '74, B.A., M.B.A., Retired Vice President, BNY Mellon Center

Lawrence Pedowitz '69, B.A., of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Norton H. Reamer '58, A.B., B.E.E., M.B.A., President, Unicorn Corporation

Ellen Smith '80, B.S.M.E, M.S., Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Mary Templeton ‘80, B.S., President, Templeton Foundation

Mark L. Walsh '76, B.A., MBA, Managing Director, Ruxton Ventures, LLC

William M. Wicker '71, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., former Vice Chairman Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

Kelly M. Williams '86, B.A., J.D., Founding Chair & Co-CEO, Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN); CEO, The Williams Legacy Foundation

Officers of the Board

Julie Greifer-Swidler '79, Chair

Brad S. Karp '81, General Counsel

Guy Logan ’90, Vice Chair

Kathryn Stefanik Barry '01, Secretary

Blair Raymond P'22, Assistant Secretary