The Trustees of Union College

Memorial Chapel


"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-one term trustees, four alumni trustees, two faculty trustees, two student trustees, 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 Andrew M. Cuomo of the State of New York

Life Trustees

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

Neil M. Golub, B.A., M.S., Executive Chairman of the Board, Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corporation

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

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

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

Term Trustees

Robert Bertagna '85, B.A., M.B.A., Vice Chairman, Macquarie Capital

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthur Holden '77, B.S., M.B.A, Chairman, Organizing Committee of Genomic Resources Consortium; Chairman and CEO, Pharmaceutical Biomedical Research Consortium, Ltd.; Chairman and CEO, International Serious Adverse Events Consortium, Ltd. 

Roy Jackson '82, B.A., M.P.A., Executive Vice President, Development & Industry, Restaurant Association

Brad S. Karp '81, B.A.,

John E. Kelly III '76, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM Corporation

Jennifer Sconyers Lawton '85, B.S., CEO, Techstars

Guy T. Logan '90, B.A., M.B.A., Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

James M. Loree '80, B.A., CEO and President, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

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

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

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

William Perlstein '71, B.A., J.D. Chief Deputy General Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon

Sarah Pontius '04, B.A., Global Head of Real Estate Partnerships, The We Company

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

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., Chief Executive Officer, The Williams Legacy Foundation 

President of the College

David R. Harris, Ph.D.

Alumni Trustees

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

Betsy Modest Brand '82, B.A., M.B.A., Founder and Principal, Brandmark Studios LLC

Matthew H. Cohen '98, B.A., J.D., Digital Media & Technology Counsel, XO Group Inc. (formerly TheKnot, Inc.)

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

Chair, President's Council

Shari Midoneck-Pochapin '85, B.S., M.D., Internal Medicine, MD2 Park Avenue 

Campus Trustees

Rebecca Cortez, B.S., Ph.D. Department of Engineering

Megan Ferry, B.A., Ph.D. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Ruchi Raval, Class of 2020

Brian Huang, Class of 2021

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 

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

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

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

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

Officers of the Board

Robert Bertagna '85, Chair

Stanley O'Brien '74, Vice Chair

Ellen Smith '80, Secretary

William Perlstein '71, General Counsel

Bobbi Nelson, Assistant Secretary