Dean of Students

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

Kate Schurick, Dean of First-Year Students, (518) 388-6061, Reamer 303
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Derek Zuckerman

Derek Zuckerman, Class Dean 2024 & Director of the Scholars Program; (518) 388-7157, Reamer 307
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Robin Olinsky

Robin Olinsky, Class Dean 2023 & Director of Minerva Fellows Program; (518) 388-8060, Reamer 303
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Eun-sil Lee

Eun-sil Lee, Class Dean 2025, (518) 388-8042, Reamer 307
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*The Class of 2025 will be split among Deans Zuckerman, Olinsky, and Schurick for the Fall 2022 Term:
Students with last names A-F: Dean Derek Zuckerman
Students with last names G-N: Dean Robin Olinsky
Students with last names O-Z: Dean Kate Schurick

Administrative Assistants for the Class Deans:

For Deans Olinsky and Schurick, please contact Jody Cocca (; (518) 388-8720)

For Deans Lee and Zuckerman, please contact Ariel Quirk (; (631) 455-6646)

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