Webster University Parents Council
Recognizing the important role parents play in the success of their children’s college experience, the Webster University Parents Council has been created to establish a formal channel of communication between the parent community and the University.
The Parents Council gives voice to parents and provides an opportunity for Webster University to share important information on curriculum, study abroad opportunities, student life, financial aid, capital improvements, athletics and programmatic news from deans and faculty. The Parents Council plays an integral role in the University’s Alumni and Parents Programs, and specifically, serves as a vital resource to Parent Programs planning and execution.
Members of the Parents Council have access to the University’s leadership and are a communications conduit for the parent community at large. In developing a strong, two-way channel of communication between Webster and the parent community, the University strives toward providing each of its students with the very best college experience possible and as a consequence delivering high parental satisfaction.
Working with Webster’s Alumni and Parents Programs team, the Parents Council helps plan various Parent Programs such as new student orientation, parents weekend, homecoming and annual fund. Parent Council members may also assist by supporting student recruitment, and facilitating career connections and other opportunities for Webster University students.
The Parents Council consists of Co-Chairs and a council of up to 30 parents of current Webster University students or alumni. Parents Council members serve at the invitation of the University’s Alumni and Parents Programs team. A minimum commitment of two year is suggested for Council members. Co-Chairs will serve two years.
Parents Council members understand the importance of the University’s Annual Fund and support efforts to increase parental participation, including their own annual commitment.
The Parents Council meets twice a year on the campus of Webster University for planning purposes. Logistical support is provided by the Alumni and Parents Programs team.
The Co-Chairs of the Parents Council exhibit strong support for the Council’s goals through their engagement with campus activities and support of the Annual Fund.
The Co-Chairs provide leadership to the Council and as representatives of the parent community; act as a liaison to the University’s President.
The Current members of the Parent’s Council are:
Carolyn & Mark Hentschell – Chairs
Dr. Daniel & Debra Brownstone
Diane & Gregory Dragan
Ron & Linda Hamberg
David (BM ’87) & Louise Cheli
Linda & Vernon Whitmore
Esmeralda & Jose Torres
For more information regarding the Parents Council or to inquire about volunteering as a Council member, please contact Billy Ratz at firstname.lastname@example.org.