Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 11/13/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Dr. Mary-Beth A. Cooper

Wrong Dr. Mary-Beth A. Cooper?


Phone: (413) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.edu
Local Address:  Massachusetts , United States
Springfield College
263 Alden St.
Springfield , Massachusetts 01109
United States

Company Description: Springfield College was founded in 1885 to educate YMCA leaders and has expanded its programs and developed an international reputation for educating leaders for...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member


  • doctorate of management
    Case Western Reserve University
  • master's degree , education
    University of Georgia
  • Ph.D. , education administration
    Michigan State University
  • undergraduate degree
    University of Delaware
  • master , business administration
    University of Rochester
67 Total References
Web References
Board | AICUM, 13 Nov 2015 [cached]
Mary-Beth Cooper
President, Springfield College
One in Four, 27 April 2011 [cached]
Mary-Beth Cooper -Vice President for Student Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology. In her current role, she is the chief student affairs officer for RIT responsible for the delivery of student services and campus life. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Dr. Cooper teaches graduate level classes at RIT and the University of Rochester in business and in education. Dr. Cooper not only invests time on campus, but in the Rochester community as well. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA and the Hillside Children's Center. In June 2007, she received The Susan B. Anthony Promise Award, from the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. She also received the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award, NASPA Region II, 2006-07. In 2005, she was named one of Rochester's most influential women by the Rochester Business Journal. Without a doubt, the guiding vision in Mary-Beth's career journey has been learning. She firmly believes that education can be the answer to creating a prosperous, successful community of thinkers and doers. In fall 2006, she began a three-year program at Case Western University which will add an Executive Doctor of Management degree to her portfolio.
Cooper to heighten connection ..., 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
Cooper to heighten connection with city neighborhoods Oct. 10, 2014 Login to Post a Response
Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper Reminder Publications submitted photo">
Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper
His successor Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper has continued implementation of many of the same service programs introduced during Flynn's presidency, while cultivating ideas of her own during her first year.
"We are a culture of service. It's part of our mission, it's part of our tagline, and I don't think that will change," Cooper said. "My role is to ensure that it doesn't change, and to emphasize commitment to service."
Springfield College seemed the ideal landing spot for Cooper.
Cooper had a long-lasting history of community engagement in her former hometown of Rochester, N.Y. The Rochester Business Journal named her one of Rochester's most influential women in 2005 for her organizational involvement and influence on policy decisions. At the time of her hire by Springfield College, Cooper was serving as the chair of the board at the YMCA of Greater Rochester, an organization she volunteered with for nearly 20 years.
Prior to her hire at Springfield College in 2013, Cooper had served as senior vice president for student affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) since 2001. Previously, Cooper had been dean of students at the University of Rochester since 1997 and, before that, vice president for student affairs at St. John Fisher College.
Before launching a career in higher education, Cooper earned a collection of degrees: a bachelor's of art degree from the University of Delaware, a master's of science in education from the University of Georgia, a Ph.D. in college and university administration from Michigan State University, a master's of business administration from the University of Rochester, and a doctor of management from Case Western Reserve University. Cooper also completed two leadership certificate programs offered by Harvard University and presented a paper at the Oxford Round Table.
Sept. 23 marked Springfield College's 17th annual Humanics in Action Day, the second under the helm of Cooper. The goal of the event is to unite the Springfield College community and its surrounding neighborhoods to work on community service projects. The day is one of high visibility for Springfield College service to the city of Springfield, however Cooper notes that it is the year-round commitment to service that is most important, no matter the degree of visibility.
"Last year, our students spent 150,000 hours of time on service. Our students are actively engaged, and that number doesn't even capture what our faculty and staff do in their own communities," Cooper emphasized.
Much of the service done by Springfield College students emanates from some form of educational assistance, through partnerships with Americorps, local school systems, and learn-to-read programs. Cooper hopes to expand on these educational initiatives, enhancing a focus on literacy and degree completion for local youth.
For Cooper, what she will not do to the community is just as vital as what she will. A key focus for the new president is avoiding any exacerbation with local neighborhoods.
"I won't close Alden Street," Cooper said in regards to a long-standing argument to make Springfield College a closed community for safety purposes.
At 6 a.m. every morning, Cooper walks the Blake Track, which is open to the public. Offering resources such as a track and library that are open to the public have remained a priority. Cooper also hopes to further events held at her on-campus house, which last school year included a winter holiday party and Easter egg hunt.
In addition to community involvement and non-exclusivity, collaboration with other Western Massachusetts colleges and universities is of importance to Cooper. An initiative to support consumption of local foods grown here in the Pioneer Valley is in progress, and is expected to be announced publicly in the near future. Meetings have featured representatives from Springfield College, Westfield State University, Springfield Technical Community College, Bay Path University, American International College, and Western New England University.
"Service to others isn't about doing something for somebody else, it's about doing something with somebody else in the community, for the betterment of their lives and our lives and how we engage," Cooper said of her approach to community service, an approach she expects to have an impact during her Springfield College career.
Cooper Bio - Power Your   Potential, 10 Feb 2014 [cached]
Mary-Beth Cooper
Mary-Beth Cooper joined RIT in 2002 from the University of Rochester where she was associate provost for student services and dean of students. Prior to that, she was dean of students and chief student affairs officer at St. John Fisher College.
Cooper has been a student at almost every school where she's worked. At Michigan State University, where she earned a Ph.D. in college and university administration, she was a residential director. At the University of Georgia, while working in residential life, she earned a master's in education. Most recently, while dean of students at the University of Rochester, she picked up an MBA. The only exception was when she was dean of students and chief of student affairs at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
In fall 2006, Cooper began a three-year program at Case Western Reserve University, which will add an Executive Doctor of Management degree to her portfolio.
2005 Conference Milwaukee, 17 July 2005 [cached]
Dr. Mary-Beth A. Cooper - Tuesday July 19, 9:00am.
Institute of Technology(RIT), Dr. Cooper is responsible for thedelivery of student services and campus life.Her expertise liesin the areas of safety and security issues (specifically, translating the Campus Safety Act of 1990), management trends in higher education, time management and managing multiple priorities, the role of leadership in women's careers, student activism on today's college campus, emphasizing thestudent in student affairs workand working with parents and guardians effectively.
She is the recipient of the NEACUHO Program of the Year, 1996 "Parent Involvement Model: A Theoretical Approach to Working with Parents" and 2002 "What Do You Really Want and What Are You Doing to Keep from Getting it?"and served as the MACUHO Consultant in Residence, 2001 "Students as Consumers".
In addition to her administrative post, Dr. Cooper serves as Distinguished Lecturer in the College of Business at RIT and as an adjunct professor in the School of Education at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Cooper is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.S. Criminal Justice, 1983), the University of Georgia (M.Ed. College Student Personnel, 1985), the Michigan State University (Ph.D. College and University Admin., 1997), and the University of Rochester (M.B.A., 2000).
Other People with the name "Cooper":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.