Two Cal U students dressed in their graduation cap and gown, hugging each other.Two Cal U students dressed in their graduation cap and gown, hugging each other.

Cal U Parent Leadership Council

About the Program:

The Parent Leadership Council includes parents of current and former students. PLC members are recruited based upon their ability and willingness to serve as ambassadors for Cal U and their interest in developing resources that support the Cal U experience for our students.   

The goal of the council is to enhance the Cal U experience for students and their families – by helping parents connect with other parents, alumni, students, staff, faculty and administrators.  Parent Council members gather for events, contribute their support, inspire and mentor students and alumni, and serve as Cal U ambassadors and hosts.

Cal U Parent Council Leadership members agree to:

  • Help develop Parent Leadership Council strategies and programs by attending two scheduled meetings per year (in person or via teleconference), during Cal Pride Weekend (April) and Family Weekend (September/October)
  • Provide advice and help to Cal U staff in one or more of the following areas:
    • Welcoming parents of freshmen
    • Planning parent events and communications
    • Encouraging parent giving and thanking parent donors
    • Hosting and attending events in their regions
  • Assist in recruiting new Parent Council Leadership members
  • Work with Parent and Alumni Relations staff to encourage parents to support the Senior Gift Drive Parent Match initiative

Cal U Parent Leadership Council

Ways to get involved

Parent Leadership Council members are encouraged to support Cal U’s graduates, parents, and friends — volunteers share their knowledge and time in support of the University’s admission and recruitment efforts.
PLC members can help in many ways, such as representing Cal U at local college fairs, hosting an accepted student event, or assisting at an admission information session. We invite you to join the PLC!

Scheduled Annual Events Include:

  • Open Houses
  • Accepted Student Receptions
  • Summer Registration Sessions
  • Summer Sendoff Events
  • Freshmen Parent Move-In Picnic
  • Family Weekend

Career Services

Parents are a valuable resource to the University. Other opportunities for involvement include partnership through our Career Services Department. Many parents or parent employers can provide valuable hands on learning and experiences for Cal U students.

Areas of participation include:


Job Shadowing


Networking event

Contact Information

Feel free to contact Randi Minerva, Coordinator of Parent and Alumni Relations, at 724-938-4248 or via for more information.