Parents Association Council

Overview

Our mission

The JBU Parent Association Council is a volunteer group of current parents who foster communication between JBU and current parents in an effort to provide a positive college experience for both students and families. They participate in the life of the university through prayer, financial support, and working events sponsored by the JBU Parent Association.

2021-22 PAC Officers

President

Woodring
David & Barbara Woodring 
Ft. Smith, AR

President-Elect

 Field-Family
  David & Jen Fields
Siloam Springs, AR

Secretary

DeVries
Neal & Cyndie DeVries 
Lake Geneva, WI

2021-22 PAC Members

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Adrion & Elizabeth Martinez
Bixby, OK

Neufeld

AJ & Sara Neufeld
Fayetteville, AR

Shirley

Michael & Jamie Shirley
Siloam Springs, AR

 

Jose & Wanda Colón
Siloam Springs, AR

 

Luke & Melinda Haak
Siloam Springs, AR

 

Chris & Wendy Jones
Carl Junction, MO

 

Steve & Jodi Richards
Denver, CO

PAC Details

Membership

PAC membership is by appointment. The PAC officers and the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement appoint a maximum of 28 members. Married couples are encouraged to serve together. Membership should reflect the diversity of the student body (geographic and class year). Members need to be willing to participate in the activities of the council at their own expense.

Potential council members may be recommended by current parents or members of JBU staff and administration. In addition, if a parent is interested in serving he or she may contact the university at 1-888-JBU-ALUM, parents@jbu.eduor fill out and submit the Parent Association Council application.


Terms

The membership term coincides with the time the member’s student is enrolled at JBU. The exception is the president, who stays on the council as a non-voting member for one year following his or her term. Ex officio, non-voting members can be appointed by the council or the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement.


Meetings

Meetings are on campus during fall and spring semesters. The fall meeting is the Monday before classes start and the spring meeting coincides with Family Weekend.


Officers

PAC officers include a president, president-elect, and secretary. They are appointed to serve one-year terms by the current president and the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement. Their appointment is announced at the spring meeting. The president-elect assumes the responsibilities of the president the year following his/her term. The president will continue to serve on the council for one year after the completion of that term.


PAC Events

Parent Association Campus Events may include but not be limited to:

  • Move-In Cookout welcomes freshmen and transfers to campus the week prior to classes in the fall
  • Family Weekend (traditionally the third weekend of February)
  • Other campus events throughout the year in which JBU Alumni staff invites the PAC to participate and volunteer.

Parent Association Council Application

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Parent Association Council. The Council meets bi-annually, once in August and once on Family Weekend in February. 

We request Council members commit to attending these meetings for the duration of their term. Ideally, a couple or single parent would serve throughout his/her child’s four years at JBU, though joining the Council during their student’s sophomore or junior year is possible.  

Please read our Parent Association Council Guidelines and Purpose Statement which will provide the necessary information as you prayerfully consider applying to serve on the Parent Association Council.

Please fill out the application below.  

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