Ohio University

Parent Advisory Council

The Division of Student Affairs has designed a program to enrich the programs and services offered to students and gather the valuable feedback of parents, guardians and family members of Ohio University students.

Parents of OHIO undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to serve as a member of the Ohio Parents Advisory Council (OPAC). OPAC will assist the Division of Student Affairs with strategic planning, provide feedback about programs, policies and services, and give parents the opportunity to play a meaningful role in shaping the undergraduate experience at Ohio University.

Two parent representatives from each class year (2020, 2021, etc.) will comprise OPAC, along with additional at-large representatives (a parent couple counts as one representative). Any parent who has a student enrolled at the Athens Campus as an undergraduate can apply.

Members of OPAC will be asked to attend bi-annual on-campus meetings:

  • Fall Parents Weekend
  • A Spring semester Weekend announced at the Fall meeting

OPAC members will also take part in regular "e-communication" with other parents on the council and the Ohio University staff. Lastly, council members will have opportunities to act as Ohio University ambassadors as needed throughout the year. These are one-year appointments with the opportunity to continue service.

Thank you for your interest in serving OHIO!

OPAC Application [PDF]

Meet the Members

Shirelle Copeland










Sam Crowl










Marcel Denard










Peggy Ehora










Kimberly Kerwin










Bill Malm










Lisa Petrina










Lauralynn Stephen










Wendi Boggs

Vincent DiRaddo

Dayna DiRenzo

Michael Hogan

Pete Kerwin