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Provost Gregg Kvistad speaking during a DU Parents Council meeting
Members of the DU Parents Council

Parents Association Council

We consider parents and families to be essential partners in student success and University development. We are committed to building strong relationships with parents and families, being intentional about valuing and including the diverse views of parents and families, and providing resources that support student educational success and persistence to graduation.

The purpose of the Parents Association Council is to engage families with the University community, encourage parent awareness of campus life and involvement during events, help other parents navigate the University community, generate ideas for parent and family programming and participate as volunteers during events or programs.

The Parents Council meets twice a year – once in the fall on the Friday of Parents Weekend and once in the spring. We meet to discuss planning of parent events, how we can develop parent and family outreach and enhance membership in the Parents Association. During meetings we often hear presentations from administrators and staff to learn about the latest developments in academics, campus life, long range planning projects and student activities.


Council member responsibilities:DU Parents Council

  • must belong to the Parents Association
  • serve on one of the Standing Committees
  • attend and/or host parent events in your area
  • serve as ambassadors for the University of Denver


Standing Committees: 
Outreach – welcome parents of accepted students, assist with campus events, and are available to answer questions from incoming families

Events – assist in the planning of parent events including Summer Sendoffs, Parent/Family Weekends and Moms & Dads Weekends

Membership – encourage Parents Association membership and good parent relations by helping the Parents Program communicate with current and past parents and by serving as an ambassador for the University


Our expectation is that in addition to your advocacy of and assistance to the University, you will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the mission and many remarkable achievements of the University. Members have the opportunity to meet and work together and many times enjoy a long-standing friendship with other parents on the Council.


Parents Association Council Documentation

Fall 2013 meeting minutes
Career Services Update and Student Employment Summary
Council Organization Chart
Council Committees
Council Bylaws (rev 8/2013)


Interested in joining the Parents Association Council? Send an email to