Quinnipiac University has long valued parents as partners in students' education and success. With this in mind, the Quinnipiac Parents Council was created to provide a direct avenue for meaningful communication between the University administration and involved parents. Parents Council members serve as ambassadors for the Quinnipiac parent community and facilitate the advancement of the University through engagement, career development and philanthropic support.
Parents Council members share their time and energy by attending meetings on campus each semester, where they hear about the latest developments at Quinnipiac from faculty, deans and top administrators. Members are selected based on their interest in Quinnipiac and their ability to help the University advance its mission. Parents Council members recognize the vital importance of the Quinnipiac Parents Fund, and make leadership gifts from $2,500 to $25,000 and more annually in support of the University's priorities.
Peter and Donna Ruttura are the 2014-2015 Parents Council Chairs. Read a message from them.
Activities of the Parents Council
Parents Council members lead by example through activities such as:
- Hosting receptions to welcome incoming students and their families | View a list of current Welcome Receptions
- Contacting the parents of freshmen to welcome and answer questions about Quinnipiac
- Providing career development opportunities for students
- Identifying opportunities for corporate or foundation support through personal and professional networks
To discuss involvement with the Parents Council, please contact:
Senior director of development for parents and families
Associate director of development for parents and families