CUAA Special Election 2015 for Alumni Trustees

Mina Greenstein

School of Art 1956
New York, NY

Current Position:
At Cooper I am CUAA Liaison for Alumni Reps, CUAA alumni rep. for Art, School Administration Com., Gaudens Committee, Cooper Union Alumnus of the Year 2011

Relevant Skills:
Organization of and seeing through various projects, working with/on committees.

Professional Qualifications:

Graphic Designer, Art Director in book publishing. Orchard Books – Art Director for trade juvenile books; oversaw art direction, design and production for approx. 50 titles per year. Alfred A Knopf – Associate Art Director for Juvenile Books; oversaw art and design for approx. 20 books per year. In addition I have designed books for Simon & Schuster, Harry Abrams, William Morrow, Random House and Bradbury Press. Free lance graphic designer for educational publishers, calendars, promotional materials. Books have received: AIGA Best Books, Bookbinders’ Guild Awards. In addition, books I have worked on have received Newberry and Caldecott Medals, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award.

Personal Statement:

My commitment to Cooper comes from a desire to give back to this unique institution the help it needs for it to succeed in maintaining its ideals for future generations. My participation on the Art School Administration Committee has shown me the dedication and commitment of the professional staff, working under extreme, stressful conditions, who continue to maintain Cooper’s policy of excellence. My presence on the Board would hopefully bring an independent, rational, and sympathetic presence to Cooper’s needs.

Additional Information:

I consider myself to be a realistic yet independent person who can work in and with committees for a desired goal.