William Mea Is Vice President for Finance and Administration
To: The Cooper Union Community
From: President Jamshed Bharucha
I am delighted to announce that William Mea, vice president for finance and business at Wagner College, will join The Cooper Union as vice president for finance and administration on September 2, 2014. Bill will oversee financial planning and budgeting, the controller’s office, human resources and legal affairs, among other responsibilities.
Bill brings more than 30 years experience in finance, 21 of them in higher education. Over the course of his career, he has worked closely with faculty in all the disciplines represented at Cooper, and he has developed mechanisms to promote data-driven decision-making and fiscal transparency. His expertise in strategic and financial planning will make him an effective partner as we work together to build a promising future for The Cooper Union.
Bill began his career as an accountant in the audit division of Ernst and Young, where he concentrated on not-for-profit clients and on the insurance industry. He then joined Philadelphia University as controller and later was promoted to assistant vice president for business and finance. He became vice president for finance and administration at the University of the Arts in 2005 and took on his current role in 2011.
I am confident you will join me in welcoming Bill to the Cooper community in the fall!