Cornell University

Cornell Public Affairs Society (CPAS)


The Cornell Public Affairs Society (CPAS) is the peer-led professional organization of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Career development, community outreach and alumni networking events are integral parts of annual CPAS programming.

CPAS also organizes a number of social events for CIPA Fellows including orientation receptions, holiday celebrations, internationally focused events, and picnics. The Society's activities are as diverse as the Fellows themselves. As a student-run organization, CPAS affords every Fellow the opportunity to initiate professional and cultural dialogue, as well as influence the direction and focus of the organization. You can stay connected with CPAS by following them on Facebook.

The mission of CPAS is to provide CIPA fellows with equal access to opportunities and experiences that will enhance their professional, interpersonal and leadership skills to prepare them for a successful career in public affairs.

CPAS officers are elected each November, take office in January, and serve for one calendar year.

CPAS Executive Board
 Jonathon Cummings  President
   Jonathon Cummings
   Vice President Ranissa Adityavarman
   Ranissa Adityavarman

Amanda Robinson   Treasurer
   Amanda Robinson
Vanisha Sharma   Secretary
   Vanisha Sharma
Molly Warrington   Social Chair
   Molly Warrington
   Sharlene CastleOutreach Chair
   Sharlene Castle

Gloria Cao   Intl. Student 
   Gloria Cao


Zohair Javed    Intl. Student

   Zohair Javed