Kimberly Ho Schoelen '81

Meet your PCW VP!

Kimberly currently serves as PCW vice president. She has been active in Princeton alumni leadership for more than 30 years – at the class, regional association, affiliated groups, and national alumni levels.

Between the early 2000’s - 2010’s, she assisted former PCW president Lee Dudka *77 with Networking Nights (NetNights) events. Kimberly has served the Class of 1981 in a number of capacities, including Annual Giving Class Agent, ’81 Reunions Committees, Class Secretary, and Class President. She is currently co-chair of 81’s 40th Reunion Annual Giving Participation Campaign and a 40th Reunion committee member. As the past co-chair of the Princeton Women’s Network-DC (PWN-DC) and vice-chair/chair of the Alumni Council Committee on Careers, Kimberly developed a number of events benefiting alumni. She is currently an Alumni Schools Committee of Northern VA interviewer. In addition, she serves as a mentor to several young Princeton students participating in the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) for first generation/low-income students (FLI).

Matriculating in 1977 from Holland Hall School (Tulsa, OK), Kimberly was the only Class of 1981 member from Tulsa, and one of three (and the only woman) from Oklahoma. She majored in Politics, writing her thesis on “Affirmative Action within the University: The Case for Female Faculty and Tenure” under the guidance of then-assistant professor Amy Gutmann (now the longest-serving president of UPenn).

Kimberly was fortunate to attend Princeton on the Federal Work-Study Program. In response to the perennial question “What Eating Club did you belong to?”, she is known to reply “The Club of One: Me, Myself, and I” (Kimberly was an independent both junior and senior years). Kimberly is quick to note that her perfect 40-year giving record to Princeton Annual Giving reflects her gratitude as a recipient the generosity and kindness of alumni who preceded her.

On the career front, Kimberly has pursued a career in marketing focused on start-up programs and new areas of focus for young and fast-growing technology and nonprofit organizations, a multinational Fortune 500 manufacturer and a Big 4 Public Accounting firm. In 1995, she came to the DC area from Houston with Price Waterhouse. Kimberly has many years of experience working remotely productively and currently runs her own marketing programs and communications consultancy.

Kimberly has an adult daughter who works in the healthcare field and lives in the Albany, NY area. With her husband Larry, she has a son at Miami University of Ohio (Class of 2023, Navy ROTC 3rd Class Midshipman) whom they raised in Falls Church City, VA. She enjoys word games, growing vegetables, and volunteer work.