New R.E. Head for Cooper

The Cooper Union has appointed a new vice president of finance and administration, it announced on Monday. Theresa C. Westcott, who will be leaving the same position at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will !ilso be treasurer and oversee the East Village-based school's real-estate operations.

Before joining what was then Polytechnic University in 2004, Westcott served as senior vice president and C.E.O. at Planned Parenthood of New York City, handling the organization's fmancial operations. Prior to that, she spent two years as an executive at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New York.