President's Office Hours

Students, faculty, and staff who wish to have a private conversation and share ideas with President Laura Sparks are invited to attend President’s Office Hours. Dates and times are listed below for these one-on-one meetings for the semester.

For the Fall semester, 20-minute Office Hour appointments will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Please be sure to include your full name and Cooper Union email when registering and you will receive a meeting invitation when confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Nicholas.

September & October Office Hours

Friday, September 11 2-3PM
Wednesday, October 7 10-11AM
Wednesday, October 21 2-3PM


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.