Union @ Cooper Union

Union @ Cooper Union is a union of full-time and part-time clerical, administrative, technical and buildings and grounds maintenance staff with over 120 members employed at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. We are a self-governing union whose elected officers and area reps volunteer to serve on the Executive Committee that represents its members. To contact the UCU Executive Committee, email memberucu@gmail.com

Executive Committee

Benefits Officer
Hannah Teskey
Assistant Director, Individual Giving, Alumni Affairs & Development

Grievance Officer
Inessa Shkolnikov
Design Director, Communications Team

Betsy Quitugua
Administrative Assistant to Associate Dean Ruben Savizky

Dan Porvin
Lab Supervisor, Film/Video

Discipline Officer

Negotiations Officer

Outreach Officer

Area Representatives

Area 100 - School of Engineering, Saturday Program, CURF, The Writing Center, Humanities
Representative: OPEN

Area 200 - Schools of Architecture and Art
Representative: OPEN

Area 300 - Building and Grounds
Representative: OPEN

Area 400 - Admissions, Development, Continuing Education, External Affairs, Student Services
Representative: OPEN 

Area 500 - Business Office, Computer Center, Design Center, Office Services, Library, Lubalin Center, President’s Office
Representative: OPEN

If interested in unfilled positions, please contact memberucu@gmail.com

  • 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.