The Parents Council fosters communication between the university and parents and helps improve the quality of the university experience for UT students and their parents.
Council members serve as liaisons, reflecting the views of parents to the administration and communicating with fellow parents about the university’s goals and plans. Members also help further the goals of the Parents & Families Fund through development and fundraising efforts.
The Parents Council meets twice each year with the goal of serving Parents Association members and their students. During these meetings, Council members hear from campus administrators to convey the concerns of UT parents.
Current Parents Council Priorities include:
- Student Academic Success
- Student Recruitment & Retention
- Student Life
- Development and Expansion of the Parents & Families Fund
The Parents Council consists of Parents Association career and legacy members, with representatives from each graduating class at the university. Council Members support the Parents & Families Fund with a leadership gift, assist with planning and staffing New Student & Family Programs events, and attend all Council meetings as representation of over 14,000 Parents Association members.