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:

Libby B. Camper 
Assistant Director of Campaign & Volunteer Relations

Family Weekend

The PLC hosts a parents reception during Family Weekend

the Messick family posing for a photo"When looking at potential colleges during our son's junior year in high school, by the end of the day spent at Roanoke College, he proclaimed 'this is the place for me!' Now that he's a senior, looking back over the years, we could not have been happier with his choice. Roanoke College has diverse and interesting courses, all kinds of activities in which to become involved, and professors that care and really get to know their students. Roanoke College has proven to be a wonderful, special, and beautiful place in all our hearts."

Tim & Wendy Messick, PLC co-chairs