Elizabeth (Liz) Cooper
Carnegie Mellon University
Liz Cooper joined Carnegie Mellon University from the University of Pittsburgh, where she spent nine years in a variety of leadership and fundraising roles for their Office of Institutional Advancement. She served as the senior executive director of university development, where she was responsible for expanding and overseeing the individual giving division of the department. Previously, she held the positions of director and then senior director of constituent relations and managed the fundraising and alumni relations for Pitt's School of Social Work. She also had oversight for the constituent relations programs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Education and Information Sciences. Before Pitt, Liz managed and directed fundraising, parent and alumni relations at the Gilman School Development Office in Baltimore, Maryland and the West Nottingham Academy Development Office in Colora, Maryland. She earned her bachelor of arts in English from Dickinson College and a master of education in higher education administration from the University of Pittsburgh.