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  The Bylaws were updated during the 2021/2022 council year and approved at the May 2022 Council Meeting.   CUAA_By-Laws_2022-05-11

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: Ron Vogel, ChE 2001  Term is July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025

Officers below have the term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Executive Committee
Secretary: Anna Brook, BSE 2004
Treasurer: Bernie Codd, ChE 1983
Vice President Faculty-Student Liaison: Mary K. Lynch, ChE 1982
Vice President of Alumni Activities: Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A 1990
Nominating Committee Chair: Darrell Low, EE 1989

The Annual Fund Chair also serves on the Executive Committee

Annual Fund Chair: Mariam Cantelmi, AR 1995

The Communications Committee Chair also serves on the Executive Committee

Communications Committee Chair: Shannon Pultz, A 1993

Immediate  Past Presidents serve on the Executive Committee for one year following their term as President

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

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)
Lou Manzione, ChE’75 (Term began in 2021 and ends in 2025)
Anthony Ianno, EE 1985 (Term began in 2022 and ends in 2026)
Stephen Welby ChE’87 (Term began summer 2023 and ends in 2027)
Marshall Rafal, ChE’63 (Term began summer 2023 and ends in 2027)

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 2021-2024

Council 2022-2025

Council 2023-2026

Mariam Cantelmi, AR 1995
Patricia Reddington, ME 1991
Donato Giacalone, AR 1983
Scott Lyne, ChE 1992
Rachel Whitlow, A 1994
Brian Rose, A 1979
Jean-Ulrick Désert, AR 1985
Sascha Mombartz, A 2009
Miriam Vidal Meulmeester, CE 1993
Shannon Pultz, A 1993
Bernie Codd, ChE 1983
James Haywood Rolling Jr., A 1988
Frank Cantelmi, ME ‘93
Alan Ho, CE ‘09
Ciera Lowe, ChE ‘14
Shiori Taylor Sasaki, AR ‘14
Linda Farber-Strong, A ‘92
Andrew Keane, CE ‘17
Peter Lynch, AR ‘84
Doug Sharrott, EE ‘83
Claudia Giordano, A ‘76
Standish Lee, AR ‘11
Chris Mignano, ME ‘21
Felicia Zusman, BSE ‘98
Mary Lynch ChE’82
Kelly Smolar MME’11
Michelle Lederer AR’92
Sanjna Rao ChE’22
Barry Drogin EE’83
Maria Giudice A’85
Harry Donas ChE’83
David Ellison AR’83
Michael David Brathwaite A’78
Patrick Gervin AR’88
Robert E. Buxbaum ChE’76
Rich Krivo E’90

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
Margaret Matz AR’83
MaryAnn Nichols A’68
Paul Nikulin CE’06
John Roswell ME’69
Peter Saltini AR’70
Carl Selinger CE’67
Robert Tan AR’81
Robert Wagner ME’ 59
Willard Warren EE’50
Cristina Aguirre-Ross, AR ’81
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
Steven Gerrard ME’67
Leslie Gill AR’82
Aftab Hussain ME’97
Alex Katz A’49
Peter Katz A’76
Lynn Lander ChE’60
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. One position is held by the most recent past CUAA president. 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.

CUAA Calendar and Meeting Documents: Link

2022 Election Results

2021 Election Results

2020 Election Results

2019 Election Results

2018 Election Results.


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: