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Dr. Mary-Beth A. Cooper

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President

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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
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • 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
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Cooper to heighten connection ...
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Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper
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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.
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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.
Mary-Beth Cooper, a vice ...
www.gazettenet.com, 24 June 2013 [cached]
Mary-Beth Cooper, a vice president at Rochester Institute of Technology with an extensive collection of academic degrees, has been named the 13th president of Springfield College by a unanimous vote by the Springfield College Board of Trustees.
Cooper will assume her duties at Springfield College on or before Sept. 1.
"I am thrilled to join the Springfield College community," said Cooper. "The College has such a meaningful mission and renowned reputation and I am honored to have been selected to serve as its next president."
Cooper currently serves as senior vice president for student affairs at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. She provides leadership for a broad-based campus life program, including intercollegiate athletics, and has extensive experience in fundraising.
Cooper also serves as distinguished lecturer in the College of Business and as an adjunct professor in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, according to a biography provided by Springfield College.
Cooper earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware, a master's of science in education from the University of Georgia, a doctorate 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.
She has also completed two leadership certificate programs offered by Harvard University.
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Joining Cooper in Springfield will be her husband, David Cooper.
RPA Inc. | Recent Appointments
rpainc.org, 8 May 2014 [cached]
Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper President
Springfield, MA - RPA Inc. is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees of Springfield College has announced Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper as President-Elect. Dr. Cooper is currently the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology, responsible for student services and campus life. Previously, she served as the Dean of Students at the University of Rochester. Dr. Cooper also serves as Distinguished Lecturer in RIT's College of Business and adjunct professor in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Dr. Cooper earned a BA from the University of Delaware, an MSED from the University of Georgia, a Ph.D. in education administration from Michigan State, an MBA from the University of Rochester, and a DM from Case Western Reserve University. She also completed two leadership certificates at Harvard and recently presented a paper at Oxford. Dr. Cooper is currently the chair of the Greater Rochester YMCA's Corporate Board of Directors. In 2005, she was named one of Rochester's most influential women by the Rochester Business Journal. RPA Inc. wishes Dr. Cooper and Springfield College continued success in their new partnership.
NASPA | James E Scott Academy Board
www.naspa.org, 4 July 2013 [cached]
Mary-Beth Cooper Vice President, Student Affairs Rochester Institute of Technology 44 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5604 Tel: (585) 475-2267 E-mail: mbcvsa@rit.edu
Cooper Bio - Power Your   Potential
poweryourpotential.weebly.com, 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.
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