As a current or past Puget Sound parent, you have a unique opportunity to engage in campus and regional activities that support the university and enrich students' college experience.
The mission of the Puget Sound Parents Council is to engage Puget Sound parents in campus and regional activities that support the university, enrich students' college experience, and foster lifelong relationships with the university and among fellow parents.
The Puget Sound Parents Council is led by co-chairs Betsy ’79, P’14 and Todd Stone P’14, and is comprised of nearly two hundred parent volunteers. Each council member is expected to serve on one of five committees – Admission, Athletics, Career Development, Parents Fund, and Communications. The work of the Council is supported primarily by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Liaisons from other departments provide additional support to the committees with which they work.
Committees of the Parents Council
Admission volunteers represent Puget Sound to prospective students at admission events and participate in activities that welcome newly admitted students and parents to the Puget Sound community.
Athletics volunteers help create programming to support and celebrate student athletes, promote increased parent attendance at athletic events, and help host traveling athletes.
Career Development volunteers serve as a focus group on career-related issues identified by the office of Career and Employment Services. Volunteers also promote the hiring of students in jobs and internships and may be called upon to participate in career networking events.
Parents Fund committee members encourage the participation of other parents in support of the Parents Fund. Members also serve as ambassadors by acting as liaisons between parents, students, and the college through dialogue with fellow parents about their student's Puget Sound experiences.
Parent Communications committee volunteers work to identify opportunities for improving the student and parent experience through enhanced communication to parents.