The actions of the Woman’s Club are led by several committees of dedicated women.

Executive Committee

  • CARMEN DENCE President
  • PAULINA CONNER  Vice-President
  • NANCY THOMPSON Director, Membership
  • JANE SCHAEFER Director, Educational Programming
  • LINDA SMITH Director of Finance
  • BARBARA FEINER Director Service to the University
  • SARAH FOWLER-DIXON Director of Communications
  • ELENA MAKSAEVA Director, Symposium Luncheons
  • JUDITH JOERDING Immediate Past President
  • CONNIE STOUT Secretary
  • LISA SCHMIDT Treasurer
  • NANCY DUNAWAY Administrative Coordinator

Areas of Operation

Educational Programming

  • Director of Educational Programming – Jane Schaefer
  • Name tags – Nancy Dunaway
  • Theatre Matinee at the Edison – Karen Johnson Fields
  • Fall Welcome Reception – Jennifer Luner and Charmaine Leonard
  • Fall Symposium Luncheon and Silent Auction – Elena Maksaeva and Lynn Valeri
  • Risa Zwerling Wrighton Scholarship Luncheon – Mary Johnson and Ellen Norris
  • Spring Symposium Luncheon – Barbara Bindler and Carmen Dence
  • Interest Sections – Various


  • Director of Membership – Nancy Thompson
  • Courtesy Notes – Judith Joerding
  • Directory – Lisa Schmidt, Nancy Dunaway, Sarah Fowler-Dixon
  • Membership Committee -TBD


  • Director of Communications – Sarah Fowler-Dixon
  • Archivist – Gloria Lubowitz
  • Newsletter – Sarah Fowler-Dixon
  • Tributes – Margaret Israel

Service to the University

  • Director of Service to the University – Barbara Feiner
  • Assembly Series Lecture – Barb Feiner, Margaret Israel and Marcia Bernstein
  • Elizabeth Danforth Butterfly Garden – Elena Maksaeva and Lee Anne Quatrano
  • International Women – Pat Sarantites and Gloria Lubowitz
  • Meet the Leaders – Judy Joerding, Barbara Feiner, Jane Schaefer, Stefani Weeden-Smith
  • Scholarship Game Day – Jennifer Luner and Ellen Norris
  • Scholarship Tributes – Judy Joerding and Margaret Israel
  • Women and the Kemper Liaison – Sylvia Silver

Other Committees

  • Bylaws Committee, ad hoc – Karen Johnson Fields
  • Nominating Committee – Karen Johnson Fields

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