Board of Trustees Meetings, Minutes & Reports

Meetings & Minutes

The Board of Trustees meets quarterly in March, June, September and December. From time to time, special meetings of the Board are called by the Secretary. As of December 2014 minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees will be posted after they have been reviewed and approved by the Board at a subsequent meeting.












Board Reports

Between September 2012 and September 2014 the Office of the President introduced a Board Report which provided information about decisions and other outcomes of the quarterly Board of Trustees meetings.

  • 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.