Parent 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

“Roanoke College offers everything our son Jeb wanted - a welcoming community, accessible faculty who take a personal interest in their students, an opportunity to participate in sports, and a beautiful setting that allows him to take advantage of many different outdoor activities.  The curriculum allows each student a broad liberal arts education with a chance to focus on career preparation.  Attentive faculty encouraged Jeb to add a minor and helped him tailor his experiences to his individual interests.  When not in practice, Jeb can be found on the mountain biking trails in Carvins Cove, hiking the AT, or fishing in the beautiful lakes and rivers nearby.  We love visiting Roanoke College where families are always welcomed.”

Mike and Julie Byerley 
PLC Co-chairs 2021-2022
Parents of Jeb '22