Published: Aug. 29, 2016

Betsy Hand PhotoCWA Vice Community Chair Betsy Hand has been elected by the CWA Program Committee to serve as Community Chair for the 2016-17 academic year after long-time CWA friend and volunteer, Stephanie Rudy stepped down from the position. Hand is a long-time volunteer for the conference, including helping to lead the CWA Arts subcommittee. Hand has formerly served as the Executive Director of an Arts Center in Connecticut, President of an all-volunteer city League of Women Voters, and as the previous Director of Public Affairs for the Seaport Museum in New York City. Rudy will continue to serve on the CWA Politics & Media subcommittee and as Co-Chair of the CWA Housing committee.

"It is impossible to thank Stephanie enough for her dedicated and outstanding service to the Conference on World Affairs as our Community Chair," said CWA Faculty Director, John Griffin. "She has made a tremendous impact on our community, our speakers, and especially the students for whom she worked tirelessly to enrich the CWA experience. We look forward to her continued involvement with the Conference in years to come."

"I'm fully confident that Betsy will be an outstanding successor and will lead the CWA Program Committee in designing another successful week of programming in 2017."