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Dean of Students

Dean of Students
askjoe@uidaho.edu
phone: (208) 885-6757
fax: (208) 885-9494
Teaching and Learning Center
Room 232
P.O. Box 442431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Parent Advisory Council

The University of Idaho’s Parent Advisory Council is an active and engaged group of parents of current university students. The council provides feedback to administration on issues important to parents; provides assistance in enrollment efforts and advocating for the university; and informs and advises the university’s parent fundraising efforts. 

Council members are key volunteers for Annual Giving, Dean of Students Office, and Admissions Office parent focused initiatives. Members involve themselves in university life in a myriad of ways, including hosting parent and student events at their homes, and participating in parent/student orientations, Vandal Fridays and Vandal Welcomes. 


  • Meet the University of Idaho Parent Advisory Council Members
    University of Idaho Parent Advisory Council Members
    Name City, State
    Bobbi Barry Beaverton, OR
    David Barry Beaverton, OR
    Cindy Bull Spokane, WA
    Mike Bull Spokane, WA
    Nancy Chadderdon Liberty Lake, WA
    Kenneth Chadderdon Liberty Lake, WA
    Charles Christopher Julietta, ID
    Shannon Erstad Boise, ID
    Andrew Erstad Boise, ID
    Patricia Fery Boise, ID
    Shana Hennessey Mountain Home, ID
    Julie Hawkins Boise, ID
    Jack Hawkins Boise, ID
    William Keller Boise, ID
    Celeste Keller Boise, ID
    Tomi McGee Boise, ID
    Gary McGee Boise, ID
    Bill Rauer Boise, ID
    Chuck Schmoeger Boise, ID
     Deborah Shepherd
    Idaho Falls, ID
     Heidi Tidd Meridian, ID

The Council is a way for parents to be involved, meet other Idaho Vandal families, have fun and provide tangible support for the university. Each year, members participate in the following activities:

  • Cultivate relationships with parents of current students, using their experience and connections to answer questions and serve as a resource
  • Attend semi-annual Parent Advisory Council meetings on campus during Dad’s and Mom’s weekends
  • Encourage other parents of current students to join the Parents Advisory Council
  • Attend University of Idaho events in their region whenever possible
  • Support the University of Idaho by giving each year

Idaho Staff liaisons for the Parent Advisory Council are:

James Brownson, Director of Annual Giving, 208-885-5369, jbrownson@uidaho.edu 
Bruce Pitman, Dean of Students, 208-885-6757, bpitman@uidaho.edu