Dare to Make Your Mark.

Join the Parent Advisory Council.

Parent leaders are an integral component of the vibrant experience we offer our students, and their engagement is critical as our students seek internships and embark on meaningful careers after graduation. Members of the Parent Advisory Council play a leadership role through participation, service, and financial support. They gather quarterly to hear important institutional updates from campus leadership and engage in thoughtful discussions surrounding various areas of focus such as enrollment, career, philanthropy, and communications strategy.

    • Amy & Bill Adams P’26 (Wayland, MA; Computer & Digital Forensics)
    • Craig Alexander & Sandi Alexander P’26 (Natick, MA; Game Production Management)
    • Maria & Joseph Conlan P’25 (Chatham, NJ; Game Design)
    • Brad & Marge Cook P’23 (Wolfeboro, NH; Early Childhood Elementary Education)
    • Woods & Izumi Fairbanks P’24 (Seattle, WA; Filmmaking)
    • Lori Fassman & David Cohen P’24 (Acton, MA; Game Design)
    • Paul Friedberg & Madeline Krauss P’22 (West Newton, MA; Criminal Justice)
    • Anita & Christopher Glionna P’23 (Sudbury, MA; Creative Media)
    • Craig & Lisa Hopp P’24 (Oakton, VA; Game Programming)
    • Julie Johnstone & Sue Austin P’25 (Weston, MA; Graphic Design & Visual Communication)
    • Mara & Gustavo Koldorff P’26 (Commack, NY; Game Production Management)
    • Jim & Jessica Lawler P’23 (Stamford, CT; Filmmaking)
    • Kevin & Lori Mendik P’24 (Waban, MA; Game Production Management)
    • Craig & Nerissa Morong P’22 (Chatham, MA; Communication)
    • Michael Nesteroff & Kimm Viebrock P’19 (Seattle, WA; Creative Media)
    • Andrew Nicholas & Kim Shore P’23 (Winchester, MA; Finance)
    • Lynn & John Orav P’16 (Bedford, MA; Broadcast & Streaming Media)
    • Dawn & Keith Richardson P’21 (Far Hills, NJ; Game Art & Animation*)
    • Sue Sanford P’22 (Sammamish, WA; Game Programming)
    • Pam & Scott Scheeler P’24 (Pleasanton, CA; Graphic Design & Visual Communication)
    • Porter Shomo & Donna Shomo P’25 (Ashburn, VA; Game Programming)
    • Eric & Patricia Silverman P’24 (Philadelphia, PA; Game Programming)
    • David & Deirdre Smith P’24 (Vineyard Haven, MA; Professional Writing)
    • Arnim & Stephanie von Friedeburg P’23 (Bethesda, MD; Game Design)
    • Tim Wilens & Jon Schonning P’22 (Winchester, MA; Computer Science & Innovation and Marketing)
    • Stephen & Rosemarie Wilson P’22 (Vienna, VA; Graphic Design & Digital Media)


  • What You Give
    • An annual Leader’s Circle Gift ($2500+)
    • Your time as you attend meetings, provide feedback on institutional initiatives
    • Engage in at least one of the focus areas
  • What You Get
    • Opportunities to engage with the President, Cabinet, Deans, the Board of Trustees, and like minded fellow parents
    • Invitations to exclusive campus events
    • Special reserved seating at your student’s Commencement ceremony

Areas of Impact

Career Resources

Partner with the Career Collaborative Office to build a stronger network of parents who can offer internships, advise and speak about their careers, serve as mentors to either students or faculty, or host networking opportunities.


Partner with the Office of Admissions to help secure the next incoming class through hosting or attending virtual/in-person regional events, and lending your voice as a resource for new families.

Parent Engagement and Communications

Partner with Parent Relations and Marketing as a brand ambassador to assist in telling the Champlain story through multiple publications.


Partner with Advancement and academic leadership on fundraising efforts through assisting with solicitation strategy, thanking generous parents, or hosting regional events.

Office of Parent & Family Relations

Lakeside Campus, 3rd Floor
175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM