Running For: Council

Campaign Statement

I am honored to again be nominated for the CUAA Council.   By serving on the Council, I hope to give back in a small way to Cooper Union for the outstanding education I received.  I see my role as Council member as promoting the interests of alumni, ensuring that the mission of the school is preserved, and helping to lead the school back to free.  It has been a great pleasure for me while serving on the Council to reconnect and meet fellow alumni who are so talented and passionate about Cooper Union.


Kay Nordstrom ME’77 is currently assigned by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation as Project Manager to oversee federal investment in major infrastructure projects at public transit agencies in the New York area.  Following graduation she worked for the General Electric Co. as Field Engineer, Project Manager and Marketing Manager.   She received her MBA in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.   In 1988, she established Kay Nordstrom Engineering, Inc. to assist public transit clients improve operations and effectively manage large capital projects.  Her clients were located in the Boston area and in developing countries including Haiti and Nigeria.  In 2009, Kay was hired by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration’s International Programs Office.  She has conducted capacity building workshops in Africa and served a one-year tour in Kabul, Afghanistan helping to rebuild its public transportation systems.  

Kay has served on the Cooper Union Alumni Council (CUAA) since 2014.  She has chaired the Election Committee and the Special Election in 2015 and served on the Nominating, Gano Dunn Award, and Peter Cooper Service Award Committees.

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