Parent Advisory Council

The Parent Advisory Council is a group of up to 24 parents and supporters, two students and a member of the Cal Poly faculty member who provide programming direction to Parent & Family Programs staff and advise the University's administration on matters involving student development and success.

Parent Advisory Council members are University ambassadors, sharing their experiences and perspectives with others and fostering communication between and among parents and the University. Parent members serve a three-year term. Students and members of the faculty serve one-year terms.


Meetings are held three times annually on the Cal Poly campus and are open to all Cal Poly parents and supporters. Parents interested in membership are invited to first observe a meeting. The application processes consists of a questionnaire and a telephone interview with the Parent Advisory Council Chair or Vice Chair with final approval made by the Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs.

To assist us in planning for your attendance at an upcoming meeting, please request an invitation from the Parent & Family Programs staff.

Parent Advisory Council Officers

Monica White
Chair and parent of Zach (CAFES), Katelyn (OCOB), and Olivia (CSM)

Rod Petithomme
Vice Chair and parent of Catherine (CAFES)






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