Meet Valerie Cooper. Valerie is a native of New Haven County where she has resided all her life. She was raised with a strong love for education and has always been determined to excel. Her drive and determination allowed her to become a first generation college graduate to expand on her love of numbers. Not only did she earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, she furthered her education and received an MBA from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.
Valerie’s higher education career started at Southern CT State University where she was the Assistant Bursar in charge of cash management for nine years. During her time at SCSU she participated in enrollment management, cashiering enhancements and served on various search committees.
Outside of work, she also enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling and spend time with friends and family. During the fall, you can also see Valerie proudly wearing her favorite football jersey. She describes herself as a die-hard New York Jets fan! Valerie is also active within her community and is a long-standing member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.