Student Affairs

Athena Abadilla

Student Life Coordinator and Residence Hall Director

Toni Burrell

Assistant Director, Center for Career Development
212.353.4377 |

Christopher Chamberlin

Dean of Students
212.353.4130 |

Eric Conley

Administrative Manager
212.353.4116 |

Cassandra Jolicoeur

Student Care Coordinator
212.353.4006 |

Grace Kendall

Associate Dean of Students
212.353.4053 |

Elizabeth London


Josue Michel

Student Activities Director

Whitney Oldenburg

Career Counselor
212.353.4384 |

Jolie Woodson

Director, Center for Career Development
212.353.4112 |

  • 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.