Running For: Council
I knew in grammar school that I wanted to be an engineer, and have been gratified to practice my entire adult life. In fact, I am still practicing now at 73, although only
Like so many of us, I could not have obtained the quality education and strong launch in my engineering career without Cooper Union. My deep gratitude to and appreciation for Cooper Union has been challenged by a long series of questionable administrative decisions. I could almost understand the sale of Green Camp, but tuition was a bridge too far. While I contributed every year out of a sense of obligation, there recently was little satisfaction in doing so. I confess I felt that I no longer knew Cooper Union and that it had abandoned its mission. I could not see future generations benefiting the way I and my classmates had benefited. With the encouragement of my wife and the prospect of seeing my classmates of 50 years ago, I attended my 50th reunion. I am so glad that I did. I saw that under new leadership and intense involvement of the entire Cooper community, our school is on a path back to its mission and fulfilling our founder’s vision. I would like to be part of that effort by serving on the Alumni Council.