Board of Trustees Committee Membership

Executive

Rachel Warren, Chair
Kevin Burke (EE’72)
Thomas Driscoll (ME’77)
Stephen Gerard (ME’67) (Alumni Trustee), VC
Eric Hirschhorn (ME’89), VC 
Malcolm King (EE’97)
Scott Lerman (A’81) (Alumni Trustee)
Brian Steinwurtzel 
Jeremy Wertheimer (EE’82)

Governance

Rachel Warren, Chair
Mahmoud Khair-Eldin (CE ’21) (Student Trustee)
Wanda Felton
Pamela Flaherty
Eric Hirschhorn (ME ’89)
Peter Katz (A ’76) (Alumni Trustee)
Lynn Lander (ChE ’60) (Alumni Trustee)
Cristina Aguirre Ross (AR’81) (Alumni Trustee)

Finance and Business Affairs

Kevin Burke (EE ’72), Co-Chair
Thomas Driscoll (ME ’77), Co-Chair
Joseph Dobronyi
Stephen Gerard (ME ’67) (Alumni Trustee)
Aftab Hussain (ME ’97) (Alumni Trustee)
Brian Steinwurtzel
Jeremy Wertheimer (EE ’82)
+FEC MEMBERS (non-voting)

Audit

Malcolm King (EE ’97), Chair
Stephen Gerard (ME ’67) (Alumni Trustee)
Eric Hirschhorn (ME ’89)
Lynn Lander (ChE ’60) (Alumni Trustee)

Investment

Thomas Driscoll (ME ’77), Chair
Wanda Felton
Sanjeev Handa (CE ’84) (Non-trustee)
Rachel Warren

Academic & Student Affairs

Jeremy Wertheimer (EE ’82), Chair
Kevin Burke (EE ’72)
Anne Chao
Mahmoud Khair-Eldin (CE ’21) (Student Trustee)
Lynn Lander (ChE ’60) (Alumni Trustee)
Scott Lerman (A ’81) (Alumni Trustee)
Dwight McBride 
Taesha Aurora (AR ’21) (Student Trustee)
Kevin Slavin (A ’95)

Alumni Affairs and Development

Eric Hirschhorn (ME ’89), Co-Chair
Brian Steinwurtzel, Co-Chair
Anne Chao
Pamela Flaherty 
Aftab Hussain (ME ’97) (Alumni Trustee)
Peter Katz (A ’76) (Alumni Trustee)
Malcolm King (EE ’97)
Scott Lerman (A’ 81) (Alumni Trustee)
Margaret Matz (AR ’83) (Alumni Trustee)
Cristina Aguirre Ross (AR ’81) (Alumni Trustee)

Appointed Committees

Compensation 

Kevin Burke (EE ’72)
Pamela Flaherty
Eric Hirschhorn (ME’89)

Free Education

Scott Lerman (A ’81), Chair (Alumni Trustee) 
Stephen Gerard (ME ’67) (Alumni Trustee)
Taesha Aurora (AR ‘21) (Student Trustee)
Malcolm King (EE ’97)

Atina Grossmann (Faculty Representative) *
Amy Westpfahl (A’99) (Staff Representative) *

*non-voting

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.