Parent and Family Advisory Board

Who they are

Lorenc PhotoSteve & Ginny Lorenc, co-chairs
Hinsdale, IL
Child at Purdue:
Tom— Junior in Mechanical Engineering

David and Kathleen Prechtel Indianapolis, INChildren at Purdue: Eric – Senior in Selling & Sales Management/Biology Allison – Sophomore in Pre-DT/PT Kathleen Prechtel, past co-chair
Indianapolis, IN
Children at Purdue:
Eric — Alumni 2013, Selling & Sales Management/Biology
Allison — Alumni 2015, Pre-OPT
Bryan — Alumni 2017, Technology/Building Construction Management
Mark — Sophomore in Management

Carlos & Maureen Vasquez- West Lafayette, IN; Child at Purdue: Grant, Freshman, Health & Human SciencesCarlos & Maureen Vasquez

Rensselaer, IN
Child at Purdue:
Jack — Grant, Freshman, Health & Human Sciences

Lisa and Grant Harlan photoLisa Harlan
Kettering, OH
Child at Purdue:
Grant — Senior in Engineering
Carter photoStephen Carter
Indianapolis, IN
Child at Purdue:
Chris — Senior in Liberal Arts

Pierson photoRoger & Dawn Pierson
Wildwood, MO
Children at Purdue:
Bryan — Senior, Computer Engineering
Connor — Freshman, Polytechnic Institute

Vaid photoBharat & Manisha Vaid
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Child at Purdue:
Pushkal — Alumni 2018, Computer Engineering
Harivansh — Freshman, First Year Engineering
Mudd photoChris & MaryJane Mudd
Houston, TX
Child at Purdue:
Juliette — Junior, Engineering
Tarkington Photo Linda Tarkington
Lafayette, IN
Children at Purdue:
Travis — Alumni 2017, Mechanical Engineering
Joseph — Senior in Finance
Campbell Photo Brenda Campbell
Lafayette, IN
Child at Purdue:
Jeremiah — Sophomore in Engineering
Akerele PhotoOlusegun Akerele
Carmel, IN
Child at Purdue:
Oluwatobi— Junior in Polytechnic Institute
Not pictured:
  • Bridget & Michael Cowie- Chevy Chase, MD
    • Child at Purdue: Colin, Sophomore, Polytechnic Institute
  • Beth Schuller- Downers Grove, IL
    • Child at Purdue: Daniel, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
  • JoyLynn Whitfield
    • DeShaun, Sophomore, Polytechnic Institute

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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