Committees

Committee Chairs for 2020/21 Year

July 1, 2020 is the start of a new Council year.
The following are standing and ad hoc committees of the Alumni Association, in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws. Committee membership is open to all alumni though chairs must be members of the Alumni Council. Support for each committee from the Alumni Office staff is indicated. Many alumni volunteer their time on one or more committees. It’s also a great way to stay involved with Cooper Union, while having a lot of fun!

If you are interested in joining a CUAA Committee, where applicable, please see the committee’s page on this website, and feel free to contact the appropriate committee chair directly, or let us know (via email to contact@cooperalumni.org ) that you are interested. 

  • Annual Fund Committee:  Robert Marano EE’93
  • Nominating Committee:  Mary K. Lynch ChE’82
  • Communications Committee: Bernard Codd ChE’83
  • Awards Committee:  Laura Spinner A’89
  • Faculty/Student Liaison Committee:  Donato Giacalone AR’83
  • Events Committee:  Mark A. Vasquez, ME’88 
  • Tellers Committee: 
  • Gano Dunn Award Committee: Mark A. Vasquez, ME ’88
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award Committee: Harry Chapman
  • John Q. Hejduk Award Committee: Lilly Zand AR’88
  • Peter Cooper Public Service Award Committee: James Haywood Rolling, Jr. A’88
  • Elections Committee: Shankar Venkataraman, BSE’03
  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Committee: Nils Folke  Anderson A’94, Carol Wolf A’84

Committee Chairs for 2019/20 Year

  • Annual Fund Committee:  Carol Wolf A’84, Kelly Smolar ME’07
  • Nominating Committee:  Kay Nordstrom ME’77
  • Communications Committee: Genevieve Martin A’11, Anthony Manganiello CE’06
  • Integrative Committee: Standish Lee AR’11
  • Awards Committee:  Laura Spinner A’89
  • Faculty/Student Liaison Committee: Mark O’Grady A’76, Donato Giacalone AR’83
  • Events Committee:  Nanwei Chen, CE 2013, Mark A. Vasquez, ME 1988
  • Tellers Committee: Athena DeNivo CE94, Malini Ramanarayanan ChE’00
  • Gano Dunn Award Committee: Darrell Low EE’89
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award Committee: Carol Wolf A’84, Bill Wolf A’84
  • John Q. Hejduk Award Committee: Lilly Zand AR’88
  • Peter Cooper Public Service Award Committee: Mary Lynch ChE’82
  • Elections Committee: Shankar Venkataraman, BSE’03
  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Committee: Nils Folke  Anderson A’94, Karina Tipton CE’99, Carol Wolf A’84