Parents Association Advisory Board

The Parents Association Advisory Board at Indiana University Bloomington has direct contact with the Dean of Students and gives important input in the programs and services supported by the Division of Student Affairs.

Selected from nominations received from faculty, staff, alumni, current board members, and self-nomination, the members of the board have direct contact with the Dean of Students and provide important input in the programs and services supported by the Division of Student Affairs.

Apply or nominate someone for the board

Ways to get involved

Share your time

  • Attend board meetings twice a year, in November and February
  • Share input with the Dean of Students and the Division of Student Affairs about timely campus and higher education topics
  • Learn about current issues, programs, and events
  • Share information with other parents

Engage in campus programs

  • Sponsor or host programs for future IU students and families
  • Attend IU Preview Days in your local community
  • Assist with orientation
  • Speak on a panel with other parents
  • Help with move-in days, Homecoming, Greek awards, and other campus activities
  • Serve as an ambassador for IU

Show your support

  • Receive training on how to support your student, other students, and families at IU Bloomington
  • Meet with IU Bloomington staff to learn about initiatives and programs that help students learn and thrive at IU and after graduation

Support fundraising efforts

Help raise funds for the Division of Student Affairs, for example: annual gifts to the Parents Fund campaign and endowed funds for specific student life programs

Current board members

  • Eric & Lauren BeanFranklin, MI 
  • Barry BlankfieldNorthbrook, IL 
  • Mary Susan BuhnerFishers, IN 
  • Laura & Kevin CarmackPoolesville, MD 
  • Lourdes & Cliff ChewNaperville, IL 
  • Cristina & Craig DeckerSeverna Park, MD 
  • Mary Eddy & Blanton BartlettPasadena, CA 
  • Rebecca & Brett EverettMonrovia, IN 
  • Tasha & John FigueroaMerrillville, IN 
  • Tom & Missy GrabowskiBloomington, IN 
  • Vincent & Sherri Guido, Dr.West Lafayette, IN 
  • Michele HendlerOster Bay, NY 
  • Ed & Stacey HuberMoraga, CA 
  • Patrick & Lori HurleyFishers, IN 
  • Marcio & Renata KanamaruSao Paulo, Perdizes 
  • Catherine & Robert KirsnerMiami, FL 
  • John & Judith MelickSylvania, OH 
  • Jim & Catherine MeyerSchererville, IN 
  • Jill & Bruce MichelsonWeston, FL 
  • Doron & Judy NissanSands Point, NY 
  • Laura PetersenBloomington, IN 
  • Todd & Leslie SchwartzEncino, CA 
  • Teena SextonSouth Bend, IN 
  • Elizabeth & Raymond SilversteinBellevue, WA 
  • Janet SmithIndianapolis, IN 
  • Janelle & Greg StengerAurora, IN 
  • Susan & Steve StoevPittsford, NY 
  • Jenny & Tim TomlinsonNoblesville, IN 
  • Susie & Bill TownsendCarmel, IN 
  • Yvonne & Andrew WalkerGreenwood, IN 
  • Scott & Susan WarnerNovato, CA 

Parents are always welcome here