University Park Parents Council application deadline Dec. 6

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s Parents Program is currently accepting applications for membership to the Parents Council. The application deadline is Dec. 6.

The Parents Council at University Park meets twice annually in State College, Pa., and offers input to the vice president for Student Affairs, the vice president and dean for Undergraduate Education, and the Parents Program director.

The Parents Council strives to recruit a diverse group of parents who reflect the undergraduate student body. At this time, the Council seeks applications from interested first-year, transfer and change-of-campus families. Limited space may also be available for parents of returning students.

“We know that many parents of our students have been involved in their students’ education prior to Penn State," said Parents Program Director Jennifer Mallen. "The Parents Council provides a meaningful opportunity at the college level that also brings significant value to the University.”

For parents unable to meet the time commitment needed for the Parents Council, applications are also open available for the Parent Ambassador program. Parent Ambassadors support the outreach efforts of the Parents Council by serving as parent representatives at a number of University events for prospective, new and continuing parents and family members throughout the year.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities as well as access the online applications, visit


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Last Updated November 08, 2013