Faculty-Student Senate 2014-2015

Elected Representatives
Monica Abdallah (Engineering)
Diana Agrest (Architecture)
Julie Casteluzzo (Library)
Emily Eberhart (Architecture)
Mike Essl (Art), Chair
Day Gleeson (Art)
Atina Grossmann (HSS), Vice Chair
Claire Kleinman (Art)
Sam Koopman (Architecture)
Owen Law (Art)
Daniel Lepek (Engineering)
James Lowder (Architecture)
Stan Mintchev (Engineering), Secretary
Sohnya Sayres (HSS)
Romaniya Voloshchuk (Engineering)

Ex-officio Members
Acting President (and VP for Finance and Administration) William Mea
Dean Saskia Bos (Art)
Dean Nader Tehrani (Architecture)
Acting Dean Richard Stock (Engineering)
Dean William Germano (HSS)
Library Director Carol Salomon

  • 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.