Womens Council

The Women's Council for Development seeks to develop leadership opportunities for all URI women by offering 
  • enhanced opportunities for alumnae to interact with and act as role models for students and one another;
  • meaningful programs to generate lasting relationships with URI among students and alumnae;
  • greater participation of alumnae at all levels of University life, including fundraising;
  • an annual scholarship awarded to a female student who holds a leadership position on campus and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Women's Development Council members are URI alumnae, faculty, and staff who
  • mentor students and fellow alumnae, offering work-life advice and career resources;
  • support programs by planning, sponsoring, and attending events and encouraging fellow alumnae to participate;
  • contribute financially to programs such as the annual scholarship and Council events.

Upcoming Event:

Perspectives of Women in the Middle East and South Asia

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6:30 p.m.
URI Feinstein Campus
80 Washington St
Providence, RI


As URI International Education Week continues, the URI Alumni Association Women’s Council for Development and the URI Women’s Center invite you to join them at the CCE campus for a panel discussion on women in the Middle East. Susan Luz ’72, graduate student Mona Ali, Professor Katrin Jomaa, and Ellaha Sharifi will be our panelists for the evening, with a reception to follow. Cost: Free; donations for the Women’s Council for Development Student Scholarship are welcome.

Register here!

Founders' Scholarship Recipient

The Women’s Council for Development congratulates Lindsay Costa '14, recipient of the 2013-2014 Founders' Scholarship. Lindsay studied communications with a minor in leadership studies. She has been an orientation leader, on the SAA Executive Board and held other leadership positions on campus.