2017 Parent Committee

Parent Committee Member Roles and Responsibilities

The Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) completes and complements a Virginia Tech education with hands-on, minds-on experiences that prepare students for rewarding lives. The DSA is deeply committed to providing rich co-curricular learning opportunities and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student’s life outside the classroom is represented through the division’s departments.

Parent Committee Membership
The Virginia Tech Parent Committee is comprised of a diverse group of energetic and engaging parent volunteers who provide recommendations and assistance to the Division of Student Affairs. The committee consists of Regional Chairs and key volunteer leaders who represent all parents of current students. Parent Committee members will serve as a resource for the Vice President for Student Affairs and the division.

Parent Committee Responsibilities
Parent Committee members help the Division of Student Affairs by studying issues, offering assistance and acting as liaisons between students, families and the university. In addition, committee members will take a leadership role in building awareness of the division with other parents. Expectations for committee members include:

  • Willingness to make a leadership gift to the Division of Student Affairs
  • Serve in advisory capacity for the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Attend two committee meetings a year
  • Learn about the Division of Student Affairs and the university
  • Help identify and recruit additional parent volunteers to the committees
  • Assist with hosting parent events on campus and in your area
  • Be passionate about Virginia Tech

Time Commitment

  • Parent Committee Meetings
    • The committee will meet twice a year, in the fall and spring semesters
  • Parent and Family Orientation – July (not required)
    • Committee members will volunteer to serve as hosts during the Parent Receptions held in conjunction with New Student Orientation in July
    • Attend university events to serve as hosts
  • Events in Your Area (when needed)
    • Host an event in your home or an appropriate venue for parents and/or students in your area
    • Attend university-sponsored events to serve as hosts

Please contact Penny Helms White for more information at phwhite@vt.edu or 540-231-3284.

Contact Information

Penny Helms White

Family and Alumni Relations

341 Squires Student Center (0510)
290 College Ave
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5111