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-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 Kathy Hochul of the State of New York

Life Trustees

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

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

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

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

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

Term Trustees

Linda M. Abriola, 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

President of the College

David R. Harris, Ph.D.

Alumni Trustees

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

Peter Kwetu Haviland-Eduah, '10, B.A., M.P.P.

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

Vincent Mattone, '06, B.A., Financial Advisor, ACM Wealth

Chair, President's Council

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

Faculty Trustees

Andrew Morris, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History

Chad Orzel, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Student Trustees

Alexis Henrikson, Class of 2023

Emily Stein, Class of 2024

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Bertagna '85, Chair

Julie Greifer-Swidler '79, Vice Chair

William Perlstein '71, General Counsel

Kathryn Stefanik Barry '01, Secretary

Maura Mack Hisgen, Assistant Secretary