College welcomes new trustee

Publication Date
Linda Abriola

Union College has named Linda Abriola to the Board of Trustees.

“We are pleased to welcome Linda to the board,” said Robert Bertagna ’85, chair of the board. “She will be an invaluable contributor to Union College.”

Abriola is the Joan Wernig and E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering at Brown University School of Engineering. She has considerable experience strengthening engineering and computer science programs and increasing diversity and inclusion, especially among women students and faculty. She has continually been part of leadership teams focused on enhancing an integrated approach to undergraduate liberal arts, engineering and computer science.

Before joining Brown, Abriola was director of Tufts Institute of the Environment and a university professor at Tufts University, where she held appointments in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering. From 2003 to 2015, Abriola served as the dean of the Tufts University School of Engineering. Prior to Tufts, she was the Horace Williams King Collegiate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan.

A recently appointed U.S. State Department Science Envoy, Abriola is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. She holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Drexel University, an M.A. and M.S. in civil engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering, also from Princeton University.