President's Office

Luisa Cruz

Administrative Manager to the President's Office
212.353.4248 |

Demetrius L. Eudell

Vice President of Academic Affairs
212.353.4242 |

Melissa Marks-Shih

Director of Events

Laura Sparks

212.353.4240 |

Antoinette Torres

Vice President Institutional Effectiveness
212.353.4251 |

Charlotte Wessell

Director of the Office of the President and Board Relations
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
212.353.4252 |

  • 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.