Board of Trustees Committee Membership

Executive

Malcolm King EE’97, Chair 
Anne Chao
Pamela Flaherty
Judy Freyer
Aftab Hussain ME’97 (Alumni Trustee), Vice Chair
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89, Vice Chair 
Lynn Lander
Brian Steinwurtzel
Carol Wolf 

Governance

Pamela Flaherty, Chair 
Wanda Felton
Lynn Lander ChE’60 (Alumni Trustee)
Jamie Levitt
Cristina Aguirre Ross AR’81 (Alumni Trustee)
Shirley Yan CE’23 (Student Trustee)

Finance and Business Affairs

Aftab Hussain ME’97, Chair (Alumni Trustee)
Joseph Dobronyi
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89
Dana Hughes
Brian Steinwurtzel
+IC Chair and FEC Members (non-voting)

Audit

Lynn Lander ChE’60, Chair (Alumni Trustee)
Judy Freyer
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89
Malcolm King EE’97

Investment

Judy Freyer, Chair
Brickson Diamond
Raudline Etienne (Non-trustee)
Wanda Felton
Sanjeev Handa CE’84 (Non-trustee)
Dana Hughes

Academic & Student Affairs

Anne Chao, Chair
Adriana Gomez A’23 (Student Trustee)
Elizabeth Graziolo AR’95 (Alumni Trustee)
Lynn Lander ChE’60 (Alumni Trustee)
Jamie Levitt
Lou Manzione ChE’75 (Alumni Trustee)
Kevin Slavin A’95
Shirley Yan CE’23 (Student Trustee) 

Alumni Affairs and Development

Eric Hirschhorn ME’89, Co-Chair
Brian Steinwurtzel, Co-Chair
Anne Chao
Brickson Diamond
Elizabeth Graziolo AR’95 (Alumni Trustee)
Aftab Hussain ME’97 (Alumni Trustee)
Lou Manzione ChE’75 (Alumni Trustee)
Cristina Aguirre Ross AR’81 (Alumni Trustee)
Robert Tan AR’81 (Alumni Trustee)
Carol Wolf A’84 (Alumni Trustee)

Appointed Committees

Compensation 

Pamela Flaherty, Chair
Eric Hirschhorn ME’89
Malcolm King EE’97
Jamie Levitt

Free Education

Carol Wolf A’84, Chair (Alumni Trustee) 
Adriana Gomez A’23 (Student Trustee)
Malcolm King EE’97
Robert Tan AR'81 (Alumni Trustee)

  • 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.