Faculty-Student Senate 2013-2014

Elected Representatives
Diana Agrest (Architecture)
Mike Essl  (Art), Chair
Emily George (Engineering)
Anne Griffin (HSS)
Atina Grossmann (HSS)
Daniel Hall (Architecture)
William Hood (Architecture)
Daniel Lepek (Engineering)
Yuta Makita (Engineering)
Hunter Mayton (Art)
Thomas Micchelli (Library)
Stan Mintchev (Engineering)
Christine Osinski (Art)
Andy Overton (Art)
Sean Sculley (Architecture)

Ex-officio Members
President Jamshed Bharucha
Dean Saskia Bos (Art)
Dean Teresa M. Dahlberg (Engineering)
Dean William Germano (HSS)
Associate Dean Elizabeth O'Donnell (Architecture)
Acting Director Carol Salomon (Library)

  • 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.