Parents Leadership Council

The goal of the Roanoke College Parent Leadership Council is to give parents the opportunity to enhance the value of their children's education through advocacy, advisement and philanthropy.

  • Advocacy: Parent Leadership Council members are ambassadors for the College. They represent Roanoke College to prospective students and families. They encourage the success of students after graduation through participation in career development programs. They host events for the Roanoke College community, and they look for opportunities to participate in College events both on and off campus.
  • Advertisement: Council members meet twice a year to learn about the College's activities, policies, programs, concerns, and plans for future development. In turn, the Council provides parents with a way to share their observations, suggestions, or concerns about the College and its programs, plans and student life issues.
  • Philanthropy: Council members support the College with their own leadership gifts, and encourage other parents to help the College reach its annual goal by giving to the Roanoke Fund.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Grace Theodore 
Assistant Vice President & Campaign Director
540-375-2487



Family Weekend

The PLC hosts a parents reception during Family Weekend

"Roanoke College embodies the finest traditions of a liberal arts education: close faculty mentoring and a challenging curriculum that promotes a broad understanding of the world. All this takes place in a secure and supportive environment maximizing diverse opportunities for learning and social experiences. Our daughter has been well prepared for the road ahead. We are most grateful for the lifetime value of the education she has received at Roanoke College."

Diane Parham & Harry Trigg, PLC Co-chairs