Director of Case Management for Greene Valley Developmental Center
This is my first year serving on the Board of Trustees.
My favorite part of TTU is the feeling of community at the university and also the support of the faculty and staff for ensuring student success.
I chose to serve on the board of trustees because I have always been very involved in my daughter’s education and extracurricular activities and saw the board of trustees as a way to remain supportive and involved in her college education.
Because it is a resource for all parents to remain informed and connected with the activities within the University and as a means to support their college student to be involved and successful.
I think the association will continue to grow and expand membership, remain at the cutting edge of communication technology to keep parents informed and involved, will expand the scholarship program and offer other ways to enable families to remain connected and supportive of their college students.
I currently have one student at TTU majoring in chemical engineering.
One of the struggles that parents face with college students is accepting the growing independence of their college student and acknowledging the changing parent-child relationship to one of adults relating to adults.
My advice to other parents of college students is to Keep informed of what is available at the University, including activities and supports for student success; participate in Parent’s Weekend and other opportunities to see first-hand how your student is responding to college life; keep lines of communication open and strong with your student, to assure them of your support in all of their endeavors.