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 for 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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Chief Academic Diversity Officer - Deidre Hill Butler
  • Director of Engineering - Rebecca Cortez
  • Director of General Education - Mark Walker
  • Director of the Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning (UCALL) - Valerie D’Amario

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
  • 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
    • Associate Director – Amarilis Francis
    • Academic Advisor & Tutor Coordinator - Chukwuma Asala
    • Administrative Coordinator – Niya Brooks

Director of Institutional Research

Len Schlegel

  • Assistant Director - Jill Davey

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
    • Manager, Learning Technologies and Environments Support – Virginia Soloman
    • Senior Learning Technology Consultant – Kesheng Yu
    • Senior Inclusive & Learning Technology Analyst – Kevin Barhydt
  • Director of User Services – Vacant
    • 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 – Dave Ruel
    • Senior Systems Analyst – Paul Vinette
    • Systems Analyst – Deborah Coyle
    • Enterprise Applications Developer - William Pizer
    • Enterprise Applications Developer - William Callanan
    • Senior Web Developer – Mina Evtimova
  • Director of Enterprise Systems & Networking – Val Kania
    • Assistant Director of Networking & Telecommunications – Dan Mahar
      • Network Analyst – Severian Brink-Forrest
      • Senior Telecommunications Analyst – Stephen DeGeyter
    • Senior Systems Administrator – Mark Giemza
    • Senior Enterprise Systems Manager - Kevin Petronis
    • Systems Administrator – Andrew Hillary

College Librarian

Frances Maloy

  • Administrative Assistant and Office Manager – Leslee Barkley
  • Director of Digital Scholarship and Public Services – Jennifer Grayburn
    • Head of Access Services Librarian – Robyn Reed
      • Circulation Department Manager – Mary Eiffe
        • Stacks Manager / Library Specialist – Jeneza Ramnarine
        • Circulation Supervisor – Jason Nistico
        • Evening Circulation Supervisor – Andrew Guadagno
      • Resources Sharing Coordinator – Gordon Rood
    • Instructional Services Librarian – Lindsay Bush
    • Social Media Developer – Sarah Adams
    • 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 Instruction Librarian - Adam Mazel
      • Library Web Developer – Jennifer Byrd
    • Catalog and Metadata Librarian – John Myers
      • Catalog Services Specialist – Carol McGlauflin
    • Digital Projects & Metadata Librarian – 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

Director of Athletics

James McLaughlin

  • Administrative Coordinator and Director of Summer Camps – Alexandra Caruso
  • Senior Associate Director / SWA / Compliance (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
    • Assistant Director of Athletics/Business Operations and Head Men’s and Women's Tennis Coach (primary responsibility is coaching; administrative assignment is secondary responsibility) – Brian Bowman
    • Coordinator for Varsity Sport Services – Dave Baglio
    • Equipment Manager – Charles Mackey
    • Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach – Derek Witheford
    • Head Volleyball Coach – Laura Falkowitz
    • Head Track and Field Coach and Head Cross Country Coach – Laura Nardelli
      • Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Track Coach – Jeff Guinn
  • Director of Wellness and Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation – Michael Polsinelli
  • Associate Director of Athletics – Beth Tiffany
    • Athletics Communications Director – Steven Sheridan
      • Associate Athletic Communications Director – Gary Ross LaDue
    • Head Softball Coach and Assistant Equipment Manager – Michelle Connors
    • Head Women’s Soccer Coach – Karen Gurnon
    • Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Christopher Murphy
      • Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach – Nicholas Ciresi
    • Aquatics Director and Head Swimming Coach – Scott Felix
      • Assistant Swimming Coach – Jeremy Sagaille
      • Assistant Swim Coach – Vacant
    • Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Head Women’s Golf Coach – Mary Ellen Burt
      • Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Jared Zeidman
    • Head Men's Basketball Coach - Christopher Murphy
    • Ticket Manager/Business Operations Assistant - Stefan Basile
  • Assistant Director of Athletics/Facilities – Brianne Brinker
    • Facilities Specialist – Barry Collins
    • Facilities Specialist – Michael Levin
    • Facilities Specialist – Sean Kanawada
    • Head Baseball Coach – Paul Mound
  • Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach – Abi Jackson
  • 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
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach – Dan Gabelman
    • Head Field Hockey Coach and Assistant Strength Conditioning – Kelly Harchetts
    • Assistant Football Coach and Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Kenneth Tinsley
  • Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach – Rick Bennett
    • Administrative Assistant for Ice Hockey – Kelli Hays
    • Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach – John Ronan
    • Associate Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach – Vacant
  • Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach – Joshua Sciba
    • Administrative Assistant for Ice Hockey – Kelli Hays
    • Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach – Mitchell Baker
    • Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach – Vacant
  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Track Coach – Jeff Guinn
  • Head Crew Coach – Tom White
  • Head Football Coach – Jeffrey Behrman
    • Assistant Football Coach and Event Manager (primary responsibility is coaching; administrative assignment is secondary responsibility) – Peter Brown
    • Assistant Football Coach and Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Kenneth Tinsley
    • Assistant Football Coach – Kevin Trigonis
    • Assistant Football Coach – Richard Flanders
  • Head Field Hockey Coach and Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Kelly Harchetts
  • Sports Psychologist – Wally Bzdell