Ann Fleming Brown

Ann Fleming Brown

Director of Admissions

(518) 388-6581


Northern California, Connecticut, Louisiana, New York City

Academic credentials:

Bryn Mawr (A.B.); Middlebury (M.A.)

Why I chose to work at Union:

Originally, I chose to work at Union because of a friend, a Union graduate, who had loved his experience here. I stay because of all that Union students make of their college years.

Years at Union:

I've been at Union for more than 20 years.

College major:

French and French history (I'm a true Francophile.)

Favorite sports team:

My son's lacrosse team

Favorite Union sports team:

Women's basketball, hands down. They're a terrific team with a lot of spirit. They love to play and they love to win.

Favorite vacation destination:

In France, Paris; in Italy, Venice; and in the U.S., Eastham on Cape Cod, where you can walk for a mile out on the bay during low tide.

Favorite books:

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Favorite movie:

Young Frankenstein

Favorite musicians:

Emerson String Quartet, which play at Union each year. These world-class musicians joined students and faculty for dinner in a Minerva House.

Favorite Schenectady restaurant:

I love Ambition for its delicious sandwich and local coffee shop flavor, and Cella Bistro for tapas or dinner.

Favorite campus spot:

My office in Grant Hall, which has a spectacular view overlooking the campus. In the spring, in particular, when the campus blossoms and bustles, I love watching from the window to see all the students together, walking and talking.

Hobbies and interests:

Reading, classical music, opera, cooking