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.

Hon. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of the State of New York

Life Trustees

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

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

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

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

Thomas Caulfield, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., 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, Chair, Organizing Committee of Genomic Resources Consortium; Chair and CEO, Pharmaceutical Biomedical Research Consortium, Ltd.; Chair and CEO, International Serious Adverse Events Consortium, Ltd. 

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

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

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

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

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 Chair Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

Kelly M. Williams '86, B.A., J.D., President, GCM Grosvenor Private Markets 

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., Senior Sales Director, Arizona Beverages

Chair, President's Council

Dennis Hoffman '85, B.S., M.B.A., Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategies, Dell Technologies 

Campus Trustees

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

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

Sarah Taha, Class of 2019

Ruchi Raval, Class of 2020

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

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
John E. Kelly III, Chair

Robert Bertagna, Vice Chair 

Stanley O'Brien, Secretary

William Perlstein, General Counsel

Bobbi Nelson, Assistant Secretary