Tom McEvoyAssociate Dean of Students and Director of Minerva Programs
Tom McEvoy is the Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Minerva Programs. In general, he has an open door policy at his office, Reamer Campus Center's 303, and enjoys hearing from all students about how Union can help students better meet their needs outside the classroom. His primary responsibilities include chairing the Minerva Council, and working with faculty, students and other offices, both administratively and programmatically. He also oversees the Minerva Fellows Program arranging for eight graduating seniors to travel to Developing Countries where they use their Union education in helping the world around them. He is an active member of UNITAS and interested in issues of diversity on the campus, as well as an LGBT Ally. Tom likes to eat and will happily take you to lunch to talk about issues of the day. Just ask him! He enjoys all outdoor sports, especially skiing and tennis, is a John Irving fan, and loves the sport of thoroughbred racing. Tom enjoys family life with his wife and three sons and their miniature schnauzer.
Ben FosterAssociate Director of Minerva Programs
Ben is a Union alumnus, and is generally pleasant on most occasions.He has a standing offer to all students to stop by his office, Reamer 303, for free advice, a philosophical discussion, or a friendly game of chess. Primarily, Ben helps support Minerva Programs in the capacity of Associate director working with students and faculty on program development, operations, finance and housing. A member of Union's Conduct Code Committee, and the Minerva Council, he also chairs the Intellectual Enrichment Grant Committee supplying the campus at-large with intellectual/academic funding. Ben is advisor to Union’s fencing club, and manages Memorial Chapel’s chimes. In the fall, he runs the Pre-Orientation Experience, taking over a hundred first-years on an Adirondack adventure program. A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ben is a long time fencer and coach, and an avid chess player who will happily engage you in either of those activities, he lives near the college with his wife, Claire, a member of the Art Department. Come say hello!