Cheryl Begandy

External Relations Coordinator


Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Oversees outreach programs for the PSC, including

  • PSC Corporate Affiliates Program through which private sector companies can utilize PSC resources and expertise.
  • PSC educational outreach programs, with a particular emphasis on K-12 STEM education and building 21st century skills for 21st century jobs. These programs include BEST, a high school bioinformatics curriculum, GCode, a program to introduce coding to girls, and Data Jam where PSC participates in holding a high school competition in Big Data analytics.
  • Government Relations at the state and local level
  • PSC external communications through print, website and social media.


Held a variety of information technology management positions including

  • Division Manager at the Alcoa Technical Center responsible for directing scientists and engineers working in computational modeling, visualization, applied statistics, artificial intelligence, and computing and network services
  • Senior Manager in the Corporate IT group where she led a re-engineering effort to improve customer focus, project execution and adaptability to changing technology.

Non-Profit Leadership

  • Currently serves as Board President for Pittsburgh Musical Theater, a professional theater company and conservatory for young performing artists. During her tenure, the Company purchased and completed phase 1 renovations of a building to house their offices and studios; raised $1.7 M in its first capital campaign.
  • Served on the Board, and was Board President for five years, for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, a sexual assault crisis center.


  • University of Pittsburgh         M.S. Computer Science
  • University of Pittsburgh         B.S. Computer Science, Mathematics