Kelly Smolar ME'07


Anderson-Cusack-Smolar Ticket

Anderson-Cusack-Smolar for CUAA 2015

Back to FREE:

1. Nils Folke Anderson will be a principled and effective member on the Board, advocating for why FREE is necessary and why the Alumni are part of that
2. Nils Folke Anderson will vote on the Board for a new President that believes in a FREE Cooper Union
3. Fundraise to support the REAL Mission of The Cooper Union
4. Reconstitute and sustain an ONGOING Working Group to propose and analyze solutions, all groups invited
5. Publicize clearly what the school IS and is NOT doing to move towards free, to all alumni


1. Mentoring, networking, and career advice for students & young alumni for ALL THREE schools
2. More prominent advertisement of alumni openings, events, & crowdfunds to support YOUR individual endeavors
3. Better opportunities, volunteering & community relationship-building in NYC

Back to BASICS:

1. A welcoming & open gender-friendly environment for ALL volunteers
2. A DEFEDERALIZED Council with much better delegation & involvement for all
3. Sean Cusack will report on Council and Committee meetings in a TIMELY and transparent manner
4. Kelly Smolar will ensure that future nominations are representative of the FULL Cooper community



Kelly Smolar (ME’07/’11) is a senior project manager for MEPS systems at Tishman Construction. She has been active in Cooper Union Alumni Association almost immediately since graduation. This started off in phonations and later in the communications, nominating and tellers committees. The work she takes most pride in is both the 1859 campaign and her advocacy for a return to the structure defined by Peter Cooper for a full merit scholarship. It is my hope on the nominating committee that I will be able to continue to ensure that the right people are brought to the community as we transition to an independent body with the mission to return our school to the proper full merit scholarship.