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Founding Documents

The Cooper Union Alumni Association Council, Executive Committee, Alumni Trustees, and Nominating Committee are nominated and elected annually in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Cooper Union Alumni Association

These documents also include the responsibilities of each officer and each committee and responsibilities that the CUAA has to its members.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversees the affairs of the Cooper Union Alumni Association in accordance with policies established by the Alumni Council and its governing documents.

Officers serve on the Executive Committee

President: Paul Nikulin CE06   Term is July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

Officers below have the term July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Secretary: Mary K. Lynch ChE ’82
Treasurer: Ciera Lowe ChE ’14
Vice President/Alumni Activities: Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A’90
Vice President/Faculty and Student Liaison: Daren Rogers AR ’05
Nominating Committee Chair: Susan Shaw A ’72
(Ex-officio Executive Committee) Annual Fund Committee Co-Chairs: Karina Tipton CE’99, Carol Wolf A’84
(Ex-officio non-voting Executive Committee) Communications Committee Chairs: Jessica Marshall EE’17,  Ron Vogel ChE’01

Immediate 2 Past Presidents are also officers that serve on the Executive Committee

Nils Folke Anderson A’94
John Leeper AR ’85

Alumni Trustees serve on the Executive Committee and on The Board of Trustees

Kevin Slavin A ’95 (Term ends September 2017)
Robert Tan AR’81 (Term ends September 2018)
Peter Katz A’76 (Term ends September 2019)
Scott Lerman A’81 (Special election, Term began June 2016 and ends in 2020)
Stephen Gerard ME’67 (Term began August 2017 and ends in 2021)
Lynn Lander ChE ’60 (Exec. Cmt. term begins 7/1/17, B.O.T. term pending)

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council oversees the development and management of a broad range of programs, events and services that enable alumni to maintain strong relationships with their fellow alumni and with Cooper Union. They provide motivation and leadership to encourage strong financial support from alumni and recognize and promote the achievements of Cooper Union alumni who have excelled in their fields and in their commitment to the college.

The Alumni Council meets at least four times a year, and Council Members are encouraged to actively participate in alumni and college events, programs and committees.

Council meetings are documented and summarized on the website. START HERE.

Council 2014-17

(term ends 6/30/17)

Council 2015-18

Council 2016-19

 Council 2017-20

(term begins  7/01/17)

Mary K. Lynch ChE’82
Kay Nordstrom ME’77
Steven Lerner ME’75
Carol Wolf A’84
Alexis Lenza CE’05
Tiberiu (Ted) Weisz EE’71
Joe Reiter ME’96
Brian Rose A’79
George DeFeis CE’82
Michael Lebron A’76
Darrell Low EE’89
Oleg Schatoff EE’82
Bhaskar Krishnamachari EE’98
Ciera Lowe ChE’14
Claudia Giordano Lasky A’76
Darren Rogers AR’05
Ed Abaid CE’76
Gene Tulchin A’55
Ira Silfin ME’85
James Liubicich ChE’83
Paul Garrin A’82
Shankar Venkataraman BSE’03
Susan Shaw A’72
Westley Rozen AR’05
Christina Aguirre-Ross AR’81
Ed Palacio EE’75
Hadar Cohen EE’15
Laura Spinner A’89
Ling Wei Chang EE’82
Lynn Lander ChE’60
Mark A. Vasquez ME’88
Mina Greenstein A’56
M’Liz Keefe A’85
Rachel Appel A’13
Pavel Nikulin CE’06
Scott Wilson A’76
Carol Wolf A ’84
Kay Nordstrom ME ’77
Brian Rose A ’79
Kelly Smolar ME ’07/MME ’11
Darrell Low EE ’89
Tomashi Jackson A’10
Hope Wade A ’87
Scott Lyne ChE ’92/MChE ’95
Malini Ramanarayanan ChE ’00
Michael Lebron A ’76
Devora Najjar ChE ’16
Ron Vogel ChE ’01/MChE ’15.

Past Presidents

Past Alumni Trustees

Jacob Alspector AR ’72
Nils Folke Anderson A’95
Philip Auerbach ME’51
Carmi Bee AR’67
Don Blauweiss A’61
Michael Borkowsky ME’61
Peter Cafiero CE ’83
John Clarke AR’66
Susan Eisenberg CE’62
Mark Epstein A’76
Albert Greenberg A’48
Marilyn Hoffner A’48
John Leeper AR ’85
Charles Morgan ME’68
MaryAnn Nichols A’68
John Roswell ME’69
Peter Saltini AR’70
Carl Selinger CE’67
Don Toman EE’ 55
Robert Wagner ME’ 59
Willard Warren EE’50
Edgar Mokuvos EE ’78
Jacob Alspector AR ’72
Arnold Arlow A’54
Philip Auerbach ME’51
Carmi Bee AR’67
Don Blauweiss A’61
Michael Borkowsky ME’61
John Clarke AR’66
Tom Driscoll ME’77
Ron Drucker CE’62
Susan Eisenberg CE’62
Mark Epstein A’76
Edward Feiner AR’69
Audrey Flack A’51
Leslie Gill AR’82
Albert Greenberg A’48
Ray Falci ME ’86
Alex Katz A’49
Roger Mosconi A’67
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe A’75
Larry Ng EE’78
Peter Saltini AR’70
William Sandholm CE’63
Lee Skolnick AR’79
Sandra Spaeth A’68
Roger Tucker III A’74
Anthony Tung AR’72
Willard Warren EE’50

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is elected from a slate of candidates nominated at the February Council meeting by the standing CUAA Council members. Two positions are held by the most recent past presidents of the CUAA Council. The remaining positions may be held by any alumni, regardless of their current position on the council.


Susan Shaw A ’72 (Chair)
Kelly Smolar ME ’07/MME ’11
Darrell Low EE’89
Steven Hillyer AR’90
James Liubicich CHE’83
Laura Spinner A’90
Michael Lebron A’76
Shankar Venkataraman BSE ’03
Anthony Manganiello CE’06
Catherine Sanso CE’14
Nils Folke Anderson A’94 – Past President
Peter Cafiero CE’83 – Past President
Alternates: Patrick Girvin AR ’88
Nicholas Vargas CE’06
Christopher Panebianco ChE’16
Justin Richter ChE’16

Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs, with the exception of the Nominating Committee, are appointed by the President from the body of current council members. The Nominating Committee Chair is held by the person who received the highest number of votes in the nominating committee election.

For all Committee details, see the Committee Page. Anyone – council members or general alumni may serve on a committee. Only Council members can chair the standing committees, any alumna may chair an Ad Hoc committee.


As a Council member, there are a few technologies that are important for you to have access to. The following are critical for our interaction.

  • An email account
  • Registration on this website.  This is required to vote in CUAA elections and receive CUAA emails.
  • A LinkedIn account that is connected to the CUAA group:
  • A Facebook account plus membership on the CUAA FaceBook page which is accomplished by liking the FB page.  You don’t have to post anything about yourself, but we use Facebook for events and communication,  Notices about meeting changes and links for Live Streamed events

A full list of technologies used by the Council is here: