In 2013, the media called Cooper Union’s decision to start charging tuition “…one of the ten biggest disasters to impact arts and culture worldwide.” I believe we need to stop the current administration from implementing their misguided “reinvention” plans, and return our school to fulfilling Peter Cooper’s visionary mission by providing full scholarships for all students. Together, the CUAA and the wider Cooper community must insist upon a President and Board of Trustees that are committed to honoring the founding Charter and Mission that created Cooper Union’s stellar reputation for excellence in the first place, and demand that they lead Cooper into a new era of fiscal responsibility that is in keeping with our founding documents. As a current Council Member, I am committed to making sure the CUAA plays an active and vocal role in restoring free tuition at Cooper Union, however long that may take. If elected to the nominating committee, my primary goal will be to inform and engage the wider CU alumni community in these efforts.
Carol is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience creating and building brands for global clients in a wide range of industries. Currently an independent consultant, she has worked for leading branding firms including Landor Associates, Interbrand and FutureBrand NY. Her client list includes IBM, Bank of America, Underwriters Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and GM, as well as cultural and educational institutions such as Tibet House NY, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and CECP (the Committee Encouraging Corporate
Philanthropy). Avid collectors of tribal art and fine art for many years, Carol and her husband Bill Wolf (A’84) are currently building a collection of historical Peter Cooper memorabilia and ephemera. Carol also oversees The Cottage Place Gallery in Ridgewood, NJ. Carol has been actively engaged in the efforts to preserve the school’s full scholarship model since October 2011. She is currently serving a three-year term as a Council Member.