Seven named to Alumni Council

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Seven new members have been named to the Alumni Council of Union College.

They are Phil Bean ’86, Peter Falco ’09, Jordan Goldman ’11, Evan Leibovitz ’15, Tess Skoller ’13, Quisqueya Witbeck ’16 and Kyrie York ’03.

Phil Bean ’86, a native of Utica, N.Y., has had a 23-year career as a college administrator, first at Harvard College and later at Haverford College, where he was most recently dean of academic affairs. This year, he became executive director of the Central New York Conservancy, which seeks to restore and preserve Utica’s historic park and parkway system. He earned his Union degree in history and went on to earn degrees from Oxford University and the University of Rochester.

Peter Falco ’09 is the head of the Analysis and Operations department at Equicap, a debt/equity brokerage in New York City. Heavily committed to Union, he is an active member of Union’s Alumni Club of New York City, a fundraiser for the Annual Fund, and a Young Alumni Chairman for the Terrace Council. At Union, he was student technical director at Yulman Theater, treasurer of Mountebanks theater club and co-founder of the sailing club. He graduated Union with a degree in economics.

Jordan Goldman ’11 is an associate in the Emerging Growth Company and Mergers and Acquisitions practices at Paul Hastings LLP in New York City. He is a member of the firm’s Recruiting and Talent Development committees. He is an appointee to New York City’s Community Board 5 (Manhattan) and an active member of Union’s Alumni Club of New York City. He earned a degree in political science from Union, and went on to earn his law degree from Columbia Law School.

Evan Leibovitz ’15 recently joined Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Clinical and Data Science in Boston as manager of commercial strategy and business development. This initiative is focused on applying AI solutions to clinical care. He began his career at IBM Watson Health, where he translated research solutions into commercialized offerings. He later worked for Trinity Partners, a life science consulting firm. Among his Union activities, he was a student trustee and president of the Pre-Health Society.

Tess Skoller `13 is an associate on the Brand and Content Strategy team at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she was manager on the Brand & Advertising team at OppenheimerFunds, and held various roles in the New York City sales departments for Fortune, Money and Time magazines. She earned her Union degree in English and art history (interdepartmental). She is on several alumni committees including the NYC Alumni Club, Generation U and the Communications committee.

Quisqueya Witbeck ’16 of Boston works for Cambridge (Mass.) Innovation Center; an intentional community of entrepreneurs. Her professional background includes leadership training for youth and adults, writing consultation and research and organizational development. At Union, she majored in global health and diplomacy (organizing theme), and earned a master’s degree in global studies and international relations from Northeastern University. Active in the Union Alumni Club of Boston, she is head class agent and an alumni admissions volunteer.

Kyrie York ’03, a native of Chicago, served as a police officer in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2012, he started Kristopher Riley Consulting, specializing in law enforcement interaction for young adults, stress management for police officers and criminal justice reform. Currently, he operates a private investigations firm in Dallas-Fort Worth, where he works with nonprofits to bring about equal justice. He earned a Union degree in industrial economics with a minor in African American history.

The purpose of the Alumni Council is to promote and strengthen Union College, to engage alumni in the ongoing life of the College, to strengthen the relationships of all alumni with one another and with the College, and to support the Mission and Values of the College.