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Parent & Family Advisory Board

Who they are

Akerele PhotoOlusegun Akerele
Carmel, IN
Child at Purdue:
Oluwatobi — Alumni 2019, Polytechnic Institute
Busola — Senior, Polytechnic Institute

Campbell Photo Brenda Campbell
Lafayette, IN
Children at Purdue:
Joshua — Alumni 2018, Polytechnic Institute
Jeremiah — Alumni 2020, Engineering


Rodriguez photoDavid & April Rodriguez, past co-chairs
Phoenix, AZ
Children at Purdue:
Noah — Alumni 2021, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sonora — Senior, Actuarial Science

Vaid photoBharat & Manisha Vaid
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Children at Purdue:
Pushkal — Alumni 2018, Computer Engineering
Harivansh — Senior, Computer Engineering

Carlos & Maureen Vasquez- West Lafayette, IN; Child at Purdue: Grant, Freshman, Health & Human SciencesCarlos Vasquez
Rensselaer, IN
Children at Purdue:
Grant — Alumni 2020, Health & Human Sciences (Pre-Med)
Christian — Alumni 2021, Engineering

Not pictured:
  • Nick Callas — Glenview, IL
    • Andrew — Alumni 2018
    • Danielle — Senior, School of Management
  • Heather Metz — chair, Saratoga, CA
    • Christopher — Alumni 2021, College of Education
    • Alexander — Alumni 2022, Krannert School of Management
  • Kimberly Pohlman - Indianapolis, IN
    • Alissa — Sophomore, College of Science
  • Eva Woodruff
    • Alexander — Senior, Physics
    • Julia — Junior, Psychological Science

What they do


To ensure that Purdue parents and families are equipped to provide the best support to enhance their student’s campus experience.


The Purdue Parent & Family Advisory Board provides feedback on parent and family programs and experiences, communicates with parents and families, serves as a liaison between parents, families and the University, and supports the Purdue Parent & Family Connections financial needs through fundraising. The board seeks to engage parents and families as stakeholders in their student’s campus experience.

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