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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.

The Constitution was updated during the 2015-2016 Year and approved by the full alumni body during the 2016 CUAA Election.  2016-CUAA-Constitution  Page explaining the Constitution Changes  2016 Constitution FAQ

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: Margaret Matz AR’83  Term is July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021

Officers below have the term July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Executive Committee
Secretary: Anna Brook, BSE 2004
Treasurer: Ron Vogel, ChE 2001
Vice President Faculty-Student Liaison: Donato Giacalone, AR 1983
Vice President of Alumni Activities: Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A 1990
Nominating Committee Chair: Mary K. Lynch, ChE 1982

The Annual Fund Chair also serves on the Executive Committee

Annual Fund Chair: Robert Marano, EE 1993

The following committee chairs and co-chairs serve on the Executive Committee as non-voting members.

Communications Committee Chair: Bernard Codd, ChE 1983

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

Nils Folke Anderson A’94
Paul Nikulin CE’06

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

Stephen Gerard ME’67 (Term began August 2017 and ends in 2021)
Lynn Lander ChE ’60 (Term began March 2018 and ends in 2022)
Cristina Aguirre-Ross, AR ’81 (Term began December 2018 and ends in 2022 )
Aftab Hussain ME’97 (Term began summer 2019 and ends in 2023)
Elizabeth Graziolo, AR’95  (Term began December 2019 and ends in 2023)
Carol A. Wolf, A’84  (Term began June 2020 and ends in 2024)

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.  Part Presidents and Past Alumni Trustees also serve on the Council.

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 2017-20

Finishes in June 2020

Council 2018-2021

Council 2019-2022

Council 2020-2023

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.
Claudia F. Giordano, A 1976
Caitlin (Katie) Correll, ME 2012
Beatriz Ponce, ME 2011
Lily Zand, AR 1988
Lawrence (Larry) Levine, AR 1969
Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr., A 1988
Shankar Venkataraman, BSE 2003
Sabeel Yosef, CE 2005
Jennifer Collins, A 1993
Bernard (Bernie) Codd, ChE 1983
Christopher Panebianco, ChE 2016
Mark A. Vasquez, ME 1988
Laura Spinner, A 1989
Sim Blaustein, ME 1999
Anthony Manganiello, CE 2006
Nanwei Chen, CE 2013
Curtis B. Wayne, AR 1975
Genevieve Martin, A 2011
Robert Kudder, CE 1967
Henry Chapman, A 2010
Mersiha Veledar, AR 2003
Scott Wilson, A 1976
Dennis Kong, IDE 2008
Mary K. Lynch, ChE 1982
Barry Drogin, EE 1983
Hope Wade, A 1987
Maria Yoon, A 1994
Rob Marano, EE 1993
Yvette Francis, A 1993
M’Liz Keefe, A 1985
Michelle Lederer, AR 1992
James Liubicich, ChE 1983
David Adler, AR 1988
Julian LaVerdiere, A 1993
Brendan Fernes, EE 2018

Past Presidents

Past Alumni Trustees

Jacob Alspector AR ’72
Nils Folke Anderson A’95
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
John Leeper AR ’85
Charles Morgan ME’68
MaryAnn Nichols A’68
Paul Nikulin CE’06
John Roswell ME’69
Peter Saltini AR’70
Carl Selinger CE’67
Robert Wagner ME’ 59
Willard Warren EE’50
Jacob Alspector AR ’72
Arnold Arlow A’54
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
Ray Falci ME ’86
Edward Feiner AR’69
Audrey Flack A’51
Leslie Gill AR’82
Alex Katz A’49
Peter Katz A’76
Scott Lerman A’81
Roger Mosconi A’67
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe A’75
Edgar Mokuvos EE’78
Larry Ng EE’78
Peter Saltini AR’70
William Sandholm CE’63
Lee Skolnick AR’79
Kevin Slavin A’95
Sandra Spaeth A’68
Robert Tan AR’81
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.

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.

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