Parent and Family Advisory Board

Who they are

Mudd photoChris & MaryJane Mudd, co-chairs
Houston, TX
Child at Purdue:
Juliette — Alumni 2019, Chemical Engineering

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

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

Cowie Photo Bridget & Michael Cowie
Chevy Chase, MD
Child at Purdue:
Colin —  Junior, Polytechnic Institute

McBee photoJanet McBee
Owensville, IN
Children at Purdue:
Luke — Alumni 2018, Computer Engineering
Ryan — Alumni 2018, Computer Engineering
Alan — Senior, Polytechnic Institute

Pierson photoRoger & Dawn Pierson, past co-chairs
Wildwood, MO
Children at Purdue:
Bryan — Alumni 2018, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Connor — Junior, Polytechnic Institute

Prechtel photoKathleen Prechtel
Indianapolis, IN
Children at Purdue:
Eric — Alumni 2014, Selling and Sales Management
Allison — Alumni 2015, Pre-Occupational Therapy
Bryan — Alumni 2017, Technology/Building Construction Management
Mark — Senior, Management

Rodriguez photoDavid & April Rodriguez, co-chair elects
Phoenix, AZ
Children at Purdue:
Noah — Junior, Computer Engineering
Sonora — Freshman, Actuarial Science

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

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

Not pictured:
  • Nick Callas - Glenview, IL
    • Andrew — Alumni 2018
    • Danielle — Junior, School of Management
  • Shannon Clements - Dearborn, MI
    •  Lucy — Sophomore, College of Science
  • Heather Metz
    • Christopher — Junior, Mathematics Computer Science
    • Alexander — Sophomore, Krannert School of Management, IM
  • Laura Nairon — Brentwood, TN
    • Caitlin — Sophomore, Polytechnic Institute
  • Beth Schuller — Downers Grove, IL
    • Daniel — Senior, Mechanical Engineering
  • JoyLynn Whitfield
    • DeShaun — Junior, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Laura Williams - Zionsville, IN
    •  Austin — Senior
  • Jeff & 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 and 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 and Family Connections financial needs through fundraising. The board seeks to engage parents and families as stakeholders in their student’s campus experience.

Parents Fund

Monies collected for the Purdue Parents Fund supports areas of critical concern to parents, educators and students alike. Make a gift

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