Members get involved in fulfilling PCCW’s mission by holding in a leadership role or joining one of the council’s committees.


  • Chair

    Leads the organization and the steering committee, directing the creation, implementation, and oversight of PCCW initiatives consistent with Cornell's strategic directions.
    Karen Stewart ’85

  • Vice Chairs

    Partner with the PCCW chair to create, implement, and oversee PCCW initiatives.
    Cheryl Boyer ’87 (Engagement, Membership)
    Anna Graves ’00 (Symposium, Communications)
    Ana Chapman ’93 (Grants, Mentoring)


  • A list of current members, emerita members, and sustaining members can be accessed by all PCCW members in CUVolunteer.

Alumnae & Faculty Engagement committee

  • Fosters alumnae connections to Cornell by creating regional and local programs for engagement and networking among PCCW members. Cultivates a strong relationship with Cornell women faculty to provide support for initiatives that strengthen their leadership roles and voice within the Cornell community.

Communications committee

Development committee

Diversity & Inclusion committee

  • The Diversity and Inclusion Committee assists PCCW's Steering Committee in identifying opportunities for promoting diversity and inclusion in programming activities, faculty and student outreach and mentoring, philanthropy, membership, and leadership. Members serve as liaisons to the other committees to advise on specific actions insuring PCCW is advancing our objective of "One Cornell" regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity and that PCCW is fostering a community in which all of our members feel welcome and valued.

Grants committee

Nominating committee

  • Selects the PCCW chair and vice chair in coordination with the PCCW staff liaison in the Office of Volunteer Programs and the associate vice president of Alumni Affairs and Development.

Membership committee

Mentoring committee

Symposium planning committee