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!

  • Fall 2023 PPC Group

    Fall 2023 PPC Group

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

Class of 2027 Family Letter

by Shane and Janny Sims P'24

Helping Your Child Manage Stress

by Nancy Gilreath P'22 and Loren Rutulante P'21, P'23
December 2019 Parent E-Newsletter

Get Involved

The President's Parents Council is comprised of approximately 30+ 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

  • Chair: Shane and Janny Sims P’24 - Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Carlos Baez and Nancy Makarek-Baez P'25 - Milton, GA
  • Cort and Mira Brand P'26 - Castle Pines, CO
  • Derek and Renee Brunett P'27 - Loveland, OH
  • Scott and Erinne Canuel P'27 - Elkridge, MD
  • Chuck and Mercedes Chastain P'27 - Prairie Vlg., KS
  • Brendan and Kiersten DeLamielleure P'24 - St. Augustine, FL
  • Julie Dromgoole P'26 - Lake Oswego, OR
  • Brian '96/'05 and Michale '99/'01 Dudley P'24 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Doreen Fischer P'27 - Coral Gables, FL
  • Frank and Ozlem Fonda P'24 - Wellington, FL
  • Jeff and Samantha Malloy P'27 - Newberry, FL
  • Bill and Catrena Mitchell P'27 - St. Johns, FL
  • Edward Gardner and Kerry Moore P'26 - Denver, CO
  • Bryan and Claudia Garnett P'27 - Charlotte, NC
  • Chad and Jill Gates P'26 - Sarasota, FL
  • Sandra Guadagnoli P'27 - Holmdel, NJ
  • Rich Healy and Angie Baker P'26 - Annapolis, MD
  • David MBA'03 and Cara Hodges P'25 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Joe and Dena Kleiner P'25 - Delray Beach, FL
  • Kenneth and Tracy Kroger P'26 - Callahan, FL
  • Shawn and Wendy Lee P'27 - Bel Air, MD
  • John and Mary Beth Letscher P'27 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Mark and Karen Liebel P'26 - Palma Sola, FL
  • Robert and Cindi Luten P'20 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Bill and Rachel MacDonald P'23, P'24 – Bethesda, MD
  • Greg Masucci '95, P'26 -  Nashville, TN
  • Mark '92 and Lorri '92 Milovich P'22, P'25/ P'27 - Snellville, GA
  • Lee '90 and Becky Nimnicht P'27 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Gerald and Eileen O'Brien P'26 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Greg and Jen Pelini P'27 - Merrick, NY
  • Andrew and Lisa '94 Puttick P'23, P'24 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Brian and Karen Putzke P'24 - St. Augustine, FL
  • Trey and Andrea Schott P'27 - Erie, CO
  • Hon. Adrian and Marcie Soud P'26 - Jacksonville, FL
  • John '95 and Torri '97 Westmoreland P'27 - Ball Ground, GA
  • Billy and Deede Zorn P'27 - Pawleys Island, SC

To find out more please contact Lauren Griffith in the Office of Family Engagement at (904) 256-7535 or

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