Academic Affairs

Organization Structure

Union College Academic Affairs Organizational Structure

Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Strom Thacker

  • Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs – Emily Tong
  • Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs – Karen Crosby
  • Director of Academic Planning and Finance – Greta Donato
    • Supervisor of Engineering Machine Lab – Paul Tompkins
      • Technician – Robert Harlan
  • Director of Assessment - Ashok Ramasubramanian
  • Director of Engineering - Rebecca Cortez
  • Director of General Education - Mark Walker

Dean of Academic Departments and Programs

Jennifer Fredricks

  • Assistant to the Dean of Academic Departments and Programs – Carol Cichy
  • Assistant to the Dean of Academic Departments and Programs – Kathy Basirico
  • Department Chairs, see the list of Department Chairs on the Academic Affairs website
  • ID Program Directors, see the list of ID Program Directors on the Academic Affairs website
  • Director of Interdisciplinary Programs – Stephen Romero
  • Director of Faculty Development – David Cotter
  • Director of Makerspace Consortium – Cole Belmont
  • Director of Leadership in Medicine and Combined Health Degree Programs – Joanne Fitzgerald
    • Assistant to the Directors of Health Professions and LIM - Sabrina Bruno

Dean of Studies

Michele Angrist

  • Assistant to the Dean of Studies – Ruth Cotter
  • Director of Undergraduate Research – Chad Orzel
  • Advisor to the Law and Public Policy Program – Bradley Hays
  • Class Deans, complete list of class deans
    • Dean of the Class of 2021 and Director of the Scholars Program – Derek Zuckerman
    • Dean of the Class of 2022 and Director of National Fellowships and Scholarships – Lynn Evans
      • Administrative Assistant – Ariel Quirk
  • Director of the Writing Center – Joseph Johnson
  • Director of Academic Achievement – Kristen Fanfarelli (eff. 09/02/2019)
  • Director of the Health Professions Programs – Carol Weisse
    • Assistant Director of the Health Professions Programs – Rhona Beaton
    • Assistant to the Directors of Health Professions and LIM - Sabrina Bruno
  • Director of AOP/HEOP – Philip Poczik
    • Assistant Director – Laurabelle Zagada
    • Academic Advisor & Tutor Coordinator - Chukwuma Asala
    • Administrative Coordinator – Niya Brooks

Director of Institutional Research

Len Schlegel

  • Assistant Director - Jill Bleyl

Registrar

Penelope Adey

  • Assistant Registrar – Drew Lentz
    • Student Records Assistant – Susan Pascazio
  • Assistant Registrar – Albert Sacco
    • Senior Registration Assistant – Sandy Maloney
    • Student Systems Specialist – Donald Tallman

Director of International Programs

Lara Atkins

  • Assistant Director – Ginny Casper
  • Administrative Assistant – Donna Sichak

Director of College Grants & Sponsored Programs

Nicole Marshall

  • Associate Director of College Grants & Sponsored Programs - Mercedes Susi
     

Chief Information Officer

Ellen Yu

  • Office Manager – Martha Bondinello
    • Computer Operations Coordinator – Tom Mancini
  • Director of Learning Technologies and Environments – Denise Snyder
    • Assistant Director of Learning Environments – Jim Strohecker
      • Learning Environments Services Specialist – Sonia Sandoval
      • Learning Environments Services Coordinator – Michael Ulrich
      • Learning Environments Services Integrator – Lee Walis
    • Manager, Learning Technology and Environments Support – Virginia Soloman
    • Senior Learning Technology Consultant – Kesheng Yu
    • Senior Learning Technology Consultant – Kevin Barhydt
  • Director of User Services – Kelly Andolina
    • Senior End User Support Analyst – Dave Sindoni
    • Senior End User Support Analyst – Carlos Nieves
    • Manager, Tier 1 Help Desk – William McCaffrey
    • End User Support Analyst – Susan Rinaldi
    • End User Support Analyst – Gabriel Leifer
  • Director of Enterprise Applications and Systems – Dave Ruel
    • Senior Systems Analyst – Paul Vinette
    • Systems Analyst – Deborah Coyle
    • Senior Programmer Analyst – Laurie Romanski
    • Enterprise Applications Developer - William Callanan
    • Senior Web Developer – Mina Evtimova
  • Director of Enterprise Systems – Waldemar Kania
    • Enterprise Senior Systems Integrator – Steve Romanski
    • Senior Enterprise Systems Manager - Kevin Petronis
    • Systems Administrator – Andrew Hillary
  • Director of Telecommunications and Networking – Diane McNamara
    • Assistant Director of Networking – Dan Mahar
      • Network Analyst – Severian Brink-Forrest
    • Telecommunications Analyst – Stephen DeGeyter

College Librarian

Frances Maloy

  • Administrative Assistant and Office Manager – Leslee Barkley
  • Mellon ADK Grant Advisor and Exhibitions Assistant - India Spartz
  • Director of Digital Scholarship and Public Services – Jennifer Grayburn
    • Head of Access Services Librarian – Robyn Reed
      • Head of Circulation & Reserve – Mary Eiffe
        • Shelving Supervisor – Vacant
        • Circulation Supervisor – Jason Nistico
        • Evening Circulation Supervisor – Andrew Guadagno
      • ILL Library Specialist – Gordon Rood
    • Head of Research Services/Collaboration, Outreach & Initiatives Librarian – Vacant
    • Instructional Services Librarian – Lindsay Bush
    • Weekend Reference Librarian – Sarah Adams
    • Digital Scholarship and Instruction Librarian - Adam Mazel 
    • CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation - Sean Tennant
  • Director of Content and Digital Library Systems – Joanna DiPasquale
    • Head of Acquisitions Services and E-Resource Librarian – Peter Koonz
      • Continuing Resources Specialist – Krista Eason
      • Library Fund Accounting Specialist – Anna Biasiucci
      • Acquisitions Specialist – Diana Mirabile
    • Head of Collection Development and Government Documents – Raik Zaghloul
      • Digital Scholarship and Services Librarian - Vacant 
        • Library Web Developer – Jennifer Goodwin
      • Catalog and Metadata Librarian – John Meyer
        • Catalog Services Specialist – Carol McGlauflin
        • Metadata Digital Services Specialist – Rebecca Fried
      • Systems and Applications Librarian – David Fuller
    • Director of Special Collections and Archives - Sarah Schmidt
      • Archives Specialist – Marlaine DesChamps
      • Archives and Special Collections Librarian – Andrea Belair
        • Adirondack Research Library Project Archivist – Matthew Golebiewski
    • Director and Curator of Art Collections and Exhibitions – Julie Lohnes
      • Curatorial Assistant – Sarah Mottalini
      • Art Collection & Exhibition Mielke Fellow – Pamela Poquette, Mallory Schultz

    Director of Athletics

    James McLaughlin

    • Administrative Assistant – Alexandra Caruso
    • Senior Associate Director (reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for compliance matters that are a conflict of interest with the Director of Athletics) – Joanne Little
      • Coordinator for Varsity Sport Services – Dave Baglio
      • Equipment Manager – Charles Mackey
      • Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach – Derek Witheford
        • Director of Wellness and Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation – Michael Polsinelli
      • Assistant Director of Athletics/Business Operations and Head Tennis Coach (primary responsibility is coaching; administrative assignment is secondary responsibility) – Brian Bowman
      • Head Volleyball Coach – Laura Falkowitz
    • Associate Director of Athletics – Elizabeth Tiffany
      • Athletics Communications Director – Steven Sheridan
        • Assistant Sports Information – Gary Ross LaDue
      • Head Softball Coach and Assistant Equipment Manager – Michelle Connors
      • Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Ticket Manager – Brian Speck
      • Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Christopher Murphy
        • Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Nicholas Ciresi
      • Aquatics Director and Head Swimming Coach – Scott Felix
        • Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach – Jeremy Sagaille
        • Assistant Swimming Coach – Nolan Graziano
      • Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Head Women’s Golf Coach – Mary Ellen Burt
        • Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Jared Zeidman
    • Head Trainer and Director of Student Athlete Programming – Cheryl Rockwood
      • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Eric Ackerman
      • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Jill Crary-Gracz
      • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Brandon Perry
    • Ticket Manager/Business Operations Assistant – Stefan Basile
      • Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Ticket Manager (primary responsibility is coaching; administrative assignment is secondary responsibility) – Brian Speck
    • Assistant Director of Athletics/Facilities – Adam Brinker
      • Athletic Facilities Specialist – Barry Collins
      • Athletic Facilities Specialist – Michael Levin
      • Athletic Facilities Specialist – Sean Kanawada
      • Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, (primary responsibility is coaching; administrative assignment is secondary responsibility) – Abi Jackson
      • Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Christopher Murphy
      • Head Coach, Track and Field and Cross Country – Laura Nardelli
        • Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Track Coach – Jeff Guinn
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach – Dan Gabelman
      • Head Field Hockey Coach and Assistant Strength Conditioning – Kelly Harchetts
    • Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach – Rick Bennett
      • Administrative Assistant for Ice Hockey – Kelly Hays
      • Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach – John Ronan
      • Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach – Jason Tapp
    • Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach – Joshua Sciba
      • Administrative Assistant for Ice Hockey – Kelly Hays
      • Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach – Mitchell Baker
      • Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach – Whitney Colbert
    • Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Track Coach – Jeff Guinn
    • Head Baseball Coach – Paul Mound
    • Head Crew Coach – Tom White
    • Head Football Coach – Jeffrey Behrman
      • Assistant Football Coach – Peter Brown
      • Assistant Football Coach / Fraternity & Sorority Life Assistant – Kenneth Tinsley
      • Assistant Football Coach – Kevin Trigonis
      • Assistant Football Coach – Richard Flanders
    • Head Field Hockey Coach – Kelly Harchetts

    Director of the Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning (UCALL)

    Valerie D’Amario

    • Administrative Assistant – Vacant

    Director of General Education

    Mark Walker

    • Administrative Assistant – Kathy Basirico

    Director of Assessment

    Ashok Ramasubramanian

    • Administrative Assistant – Karen Crosby

    Director of Engineering

    Rebecca Cortez

    • Administrative Assistant – Karen Crosby