President's Parents Council


  • PPC Meeting - Fall 2019

    PPC Meeting - Fall 2019

  • PPC Discussion Round-table

    PPC Discussion Round-table

  • PPC Tent at Family Weekend

    PPC Tent at Family Weekend

  • PPC Team Building Activity with the College of Music

    PPC Team Building Activity with the College of Music

  • Phins Up!

    Phins Up!

Jacksonville University's President's Parents Council (PPC) is an important group that serves as a liaison between campus administrators and the parent body. President’s Parents Council members serve as representatives in their geographic area to prospective Jacksonville University students and families and make future Dolphins feel welcomed into the JU Family. Members of the Council support the University by making annual gifts at the Order of the Dolphin level or one of its giving societies. Members receive direct access to the President and executive staff, and provide the University with direction by studying issues, offering guidance, and acting as liaisons to administration on key issues for our campus and in higher education.​​

View President's Parents Council Highlight Photos

From the President's Parents Council

PPC 2020-2021 Best of Poll

We polled the PPC so that our freshman families can have fellow parents' perspectives on what your student needs, best places to stay in Jacksonville, things to do and more!

Welcome Letter to Class of 2024 Freshman Families

by Nancy Gilreath P'21 and Loren Rutulante P'21, P'23
June 2020 Parent E-Newsletter

Helping Your Child Manage Stress

by Nancy Gilreath P'21 and Loren Rutulante P'21, P'23
December 2019 Parent E-Newsletter

Get Involved

The President's Parents Council is comprised of approximately 50+ families who have been invited to serve as a liaison between campus administrators and the parent body. The Council meets twice during the school year: once each semester. Members are invited based on their interest in the council, pledge for annual support, and ability to help Jacksonville University fulfill its mission. If you are interested in joining the Council or would like to speak with a current member of the Council, contact the Office of Family Engagement at


President's Parents Council Members

  • Chairs: Nancy Gilreath P'21 - Jacksonville, FL & Loren Rutulante P'21, P'23 - Palm Bay, FL
  • Davide Foschi and Laura Angelini P'18/'20 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Gil '87 and Kelly '86 Barrera P'19 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Gary and Renee Benedict P'20 – Newtown Square, PA
  • Mark '01 and Betsy Berman P'20  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Kim Blume '82, P'21 – Oviedo, FL
  • Tim and Sheila Bolte P'18/'19 – Lutherville Timonium, MD​
  • Matt and Kelly Bourgeois P'22 - North Kingstown, RI
  • Joe '10 and April Bradley P'19 - St. Augustine, FL
  • Chuck and Katie Breath P'22 - Pass Christian, MS
  • John and Missy Burbage P'23 - Ocean View, DE
  • Mike and Peggy Cirino P'22 - Fleming Island, FL
  • Mitch and Mary Chin P'22 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Scott and Patti Crosby P'22 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Frank and Janis Dowd P'18/'19 – Charlotte, NC
  • Jimmy and Tamara Dulin P'23 - Carmel, IN
  • Jonathan and Amy Fleece P'23 - Bradenton, FL
  • Hal and Nancy Gilreath P'21 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Joe and Tricia Goodwin P'21 - Mountain Lakes, NJ
  • Paul and Melanie '03 Herring P'20 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Yolanda Ingram P'23 - Abington, PA
  • Enrique and Ines Iturriaga P'23 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Rob and Shelley Johnson P'22 - Indiatlantic, FL
  • Kent and Ashlea Justice P'22 - St. Augustine, FL
  • Mike and Marsha Keller P'21 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Brad and Kathy Kennelly P'23 - Atlantic Beach, FL
  • Neal and Denise Koller P'22 - Annapolis, MD
  • Savas Kyriakidis P'20 – Oolewah, TN
  • Mike and Ivey Levy P'23 - Courtlandt Manor, NY
  • Robert and Cindi Luten P'20 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Bill and Rachel MacDonald P'23 - Bethesda, MD
  • Troy and Amy Marts P'22 - Halethorpe, MD
  • Tim and Cynthia Matthews P'23 - Bowie, MD
  • Mark '92 and Lorri '92 Milovich P'22 - Snellville, GA
  • Carrie Phelps P'20 – Chattanooga, TN
  • Terry and Mary Jo Puglisi P'23 - Pasadena, MD
  • Andrew and Lisa '94 Puttick P'23 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Bill '84 and Debbie Ridgway P'22 - Marietta, GA
  • Loren Rutulante P'21, P'23 – Palm Bay, FL
  • Jamiee Sabato P'23 - Boca Raton, FL
  • Ulises Sabato P'23 - Boca Raton, FL
  • Peter and Terri '88 Schmidt P'23 - Ponte Vedra, FL
  • Glenn and Shantel Shimkus P'23 - Saint Charles, IL
  • Bill and Stephanie Spinelli P'18 – Orlando, FL
  • Dom and Brandi Strada P'23 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Harm and Simone Stratman P'22 - Davidson, NC
  • Hoyt and Lisa Sutherland P'22 - Hanover, NH
  • Tyler and Natalie Tysdal P'23 - Lone Tree, CO
  • Kevin and Geroma Void P'23 - Gwynn Oak, MD
  • Kurt and Carol Wells P'22 - Cincinnati, OH
  • J.B. and Audrey Wilcox P'17/'19 – McMurray, PA

To find out more please contact the Office of Family Engagement at (904) 256-7599 or

Make a Gift

Questions? Learn more about giving to Jacksonville University.