Toni Burrell

Assistant Director, Center for Career Development

Toni Burrell joined The Cooper Union in 2007 as the Administrative Assistant in the Center for Career Development and Intercollegiate Athletics. After a decade of service, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Center for Career Development.

Toni enjoys working with employers to connect them to talented Cooper Union students and planning events like career fairs, information sessions and on-campus interviews. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything she does, professionally and personally. 

Toni is a graduate of Pace University with a BA in Applied Psychology and Human Relations. 

Toni enjoys reading sci-fi books (she recommends author Octavia Butler) and attending talks related to technology and underrepresented groups. She also enjoys watching football and basketball. 

  • 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.