Active participation in the Parent Advisory Council is a rewarding way to share in your son or daughter’s college years. Although all parents of UA undergraduate students receive resources from Parent & Family Programs and are invited to be partners in their student’s education, council members take an active role at the University by serving as liaisons between the University and parents. Ideal applicants are energetic, creative, and dedicated to the improvement of the University and its support of students and their families.

The University of Alabama Parent Advisory Council is comprised of parents of UA undergraduates who:

  • Help to heighten awareness of the need for parental involvement at Alabama
  • Serve as an advisory board to Parent & Family Programs
  • Support the University and encourage other parents to do the same

Council Member Requirements:

  • Meet once each semester to learn ways to support students, discuss issues concerning parents, interact with University administration, and serve as the voice of all UA parents.
  • Advise Parent & Family Programs as to important issues facing University of Alabama families.
  • Promote “staying connected” with the University among parents of current and prospective UA students.
  • Be knowledgeable of campus resources and share information about those with other UA parents.
  • Volunteer during parent orientation, family weekend, and other campus events.
  • Support the University by making an annual financial contribution to the Parents Fund.
  • Serve a two year renewable term on the Parents Advisory Council.

If you are interested in being a member of the Parents Advisory Council or if you would like more information, please feel free to give our office a call at 1-800-392-2777 or send us an email at parents@ua.edu.

Meet the Council:


Russell and Jodice Belisle

Jodice & Russell Belisle

jodicebelisle@yahoo.com
Hometown:
Collierville, TN


Stephanie Byrne

Stephanie & Russell Byrne

Shbyrne@charter.net
Hometown:
Mountain Brook, AL


Michael Caldwell

Michael Caldwell & Marcella Thompson-Caldwell

colmike1985@gmail.com
Hometown:
Alexandria, VA


Debra Coleman

Debra Coleman

debrawcoleman@charter.net
Hometown:
Hoover, AL


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Suzanne Conquest

suzanne.conquest@gmail.com
Hometown:
Coralville, IA


Ingrid Coolins

Ingrid Coolins

icoolins@aol.com
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA


Milton Dilligard

Milton Dilligard

mdilligard@comcast.net
Hometown:
Burlington Township, NJ


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Karen Dubin

kdubin@comcast.net
Hometown:
Doylestown, PA


Erin Fowler

Erin Fowler

Erin40@me.com
Hometown:
San Ramon, CA


Bill Garoutte

Bill Garoutte

billg@bdga.com
Hometown:
Springfield, MO


Cheryl Greene

Cheryl Greene

cgreene1229@cspirehome.net
Hometown:
Ridgeland, MS


Gary Harmon

Gary Harmon

gharmon20@aol.com
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL


Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris

dewija3@gmail.com
Hometown:
Augusta, GA


Sherry Knight

Sherry Knight

iteachyall@gmail.com
Hometown:
Burlington, NJ


Jeff and Denise Lawson

Denise & Jeff Lawson

ddlawson3@gmail.com
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA


Starla and Ajay Pathak

Starla & Ajay Pathak

starla.pathak@gmail.com
Hometown:
Belmont, MA


Mary Jo Potter

Mary Jo Potter

maryjp@leeschools.net
Hometown:
Fort Myers, FL


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Russ & Nancy Rothamer

russrothamer@gmail.com
Hometown:
Kronenwetter, WI


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Monica & John Spustek

mspustek@yahoo.com
Hometown:
New Roads, LA


Criss Talsania

Criss Talsania

ydenneksir@aol.com
Hometown:
Silver Spring, MD


Jill and Thomas Tarkoff

Thomas & Jill Tarkoff

tomtarkoff@gmail.com
Hometown:
Orinda, CA


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Brett & Frank Tolbert

Tolbertbrett@yahoo.com
Hometown:
Theodore, AL


Michelle and Tim Walker

Michelle & Tim Walker

michellewalker0206@gmail.com
Hometown:
Boaz, AL


Angela Wilkins

Angela Wilkins

awilkins167@gmail.com
Hometown:
Huntsville, AL


Dominique Yancey

Dominique Yancey

dominique.yancey@comcast.net
Hometown:
San Ramon, CA