Matt Malatesta '91

Matt Malatesta '91

Vice President for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment

(518) 388-6112


Southern California, Hawaii, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia

Academic credentials:

Union Class of 1991 (B.A.); Union Graduate College (M.A.T.)

Why I chose Union:

My experience as a student here (a few years back!) was transformative. I wanted to introduce this experience to other students. I also was excited to return to the Capital Region, which is a vibrant and exciting place to live and raise a family.

College major:

Managerial economics

Favorite sports team:

Baltimore Orioles

Favorite Union sports team:

All intramural broomball squads. Ice, sneakers, helmets, swatting a ball around - what's not to love?

Favorite vacation destination:

Grandma and grandpa's house, in southwestern New York.

Favorite movie:

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Favorite book:

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara,about Gettysburg. I had many great history courses at Union, and now I can't get enough of historical fiction.

Favorite musician:

Bruce Springsteen. I was immersed in Springsteen as an undergraduate here.

Favorite Schenectady restaurant:

Café Nola is a great lunch stop for New Orleans cuisine, and Gershon's is the best deli North of New York City.

Favorite spot on campus:

Grant Hall, of course, where I love to talk with prospective students near the fireplace.

Hobbies and interests:

All things outdoors: camping, canoeing, hiking.