Academic Affairs

Class Deans

At Union, the Class Deans steer students to resources in all areas of student and academic life. In the first year, Dean Schurick provides guidance as students navigate the transition into college. Then, after the first year, each class is assigned a Class Dean who will stay with them through the remaining three years of their academic program. The Class Deans work together with Faculty Advisors and with academic and student life offices. Students wondering where to find guidance and advice on campus are urged to start with their Class Dean.

Kate Schurick, Dean of First-Year Students, (518) 388-6061, Reamer 306

Lynn Evans, Director of National Fellowships/Scholarships & Class Dean 2022; (518) 388-6643, Old Chapel 201C

Derek Zuckerman, Director of the Scholars Program & Class Dean 2021; (518) 388-7157, Old Chapel 201A

Michelle Osborn, Dean of Minerva Programs & Class Dean 2023; (518) 388-8337, Reamer 303

Administrative Assistants for the Class Deans:

Class 2023 and First-Year Students: Jody Cocca (; (518) 388-8720)

Class of 2021 and 2022: Ariel Quirk (; (518) 388-7155)