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Board of Trustees Committee Membership

Executive

Rachel Warren, Chair 
Thomas Driscoll ME’77
Wanda Felton
Pamela Flaherty
Stephen Gerard ME’67 (Alumni Trustee), VC
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89, VC 
Malcolm King EE’97
Brian Steinwurtzel 
Jeremy Wertheimer EE’82

Governance

Rachel Warren, Co-Chair
Pamela Flaherty, Co-Chair 
Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21 (Student Trustee) 
Wanda Felton
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89
Lynn Lander ChE’60 (Alumni Trustee)
Cristina Aguirre Ross AR’81 (Alumni Trustee)

Finance and Business Affairs

Thomas Driscoll ME’77, Chair
Joseph Dobronyi
Stephen Gerard ME’67 (Alumni Trustee)
Aftab Hussain ME’97 (Alumni Trustee)
Brian Steinwurtzel
Jeremy Wertheimer EE’82
+FEC MEMBERS (non-voting)

Audit

Malcolm King EE’97, Chair
Stephen Gerard ME’67 (Alumni Trustee)
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89
Lynn Lander ChE’60 (Alumni Trustee)

Investment

Thomas Driscoll ME’77, Co-Chair
Wanda Felton, Co-Chair
Sanjeev Handa CE’84 (Non-trustee)
Rachel Warren

Academic & Student Affairs

Jeremy Wertheimer EE’82, Chair
Anne Chao
Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21 (Student Trustee) 
Lynn Lander ChE’60 (Alumni Trustee)
Taesha Aurora AR’21 (Student Trustee)
Kevin Slavin A’95

Alumni Affairs and Development

Eric Hirschhorn ME’89, Co-Chair
Brian Steinwurtzel, Co-Chair
Anne Chao
Elizabeth Graziolo AR’95 (Alumni Trustee)
Aftab Hussain ME’97 (Alumni Trustee)
Malcolm King EE’97
Margaret Matz AR’83 (Alumni Trustee)
Cristina Aguirre Ross AR’81 (Alumni Trustee)

Appointed Committees

Compensation 

Pamela Flaherty
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89

Free Education

Stephen Gerard ME’67 (Alumni Trustee)
Taesha Aurora AR’21 (Student Trustee)
Malcolm King EE’97

Diana Agrest (Faculty Representative)*
Melody Baglione (Faculty Representative)*
Yuri Masnyj A’99 (Part-Time Representative)*

*non-voting

  • 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.