Running For: Nominating Committee

Campaign Statement

I am honored to again be nominated for the CUAA Nominating Committee.   This is an exciting and opportune time in our history to preserve the legacy of Peter Cooper.  By serving on the Nominating Committee, I look forward to working with my fellow Cooper Union alumni to identify qualified and committed candidates who will lead the Cooper Union Alumni Association, engage the alumni, and help return the school to free.  It has been my great pleasure to serve on the Nominating Committee and Council to reconnect and meet the many talented alumni who are also passionate about Cooper Union.


Kay Nordstrom ME ’77 is a Senior Engineer with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) where she oversees federal investment in major infrastructure projects at public transit agencies in the New York area.  Following graduation from Cooper Union, she worked for the General Electric Co. as Field Engineer, Project Manager and Marketing Manager.    She received her MBA in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.   In 1988, she established Kay Nordstrom Engineering, Inc. to assist public transit clients improve operations and effectively manage large capital projects. Kay joined the US DOT in its International Programs Office in Washington, DC.  She conducted capacity building workshops in Africa and served a one-year tour in Kabul, Afghanistan helping to rebuild its public transportation systems.

Kay has served on the Cooper Union Alumni Council (CUAA) since 2014.  She has chaired the 2019 Nominating, 2015 Special Election, and 2014 Election Committees and served on the Gano Dunn Award and Peter Cooper Service Award Committees.

ME ’77

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