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Homecoming Oct. 14 - 21

Join other Vandal families for a week of celebration and Vandal traditions. View Calendar

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U of I Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn about UIRA

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Campus Recreation

Gym memberships and wellness class passes are available for faculty, staff and their spouses. Get Healthy

Parent Advisory Council

The Parent Advisory Council is an active and engaged group of parents of current university students operating under the Parent & Family Association.

The council provides feedback 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 in parent-focused initiatives for the Annual Giving, Dean of Students and Admissions offices.

Ed Bergdorf | Everett, Wash.
Nancy Bergdorf | Everett, Wash.
Chuck Christopher | Juliaetta, Idaho
Terry Dolar | Boise, Idaho
Shannon Erstad | Boise, Idaho
Andrew Erstad | Boise, Idaho
Patricia Fery | Boise, Idaho
Traci Hacker | Moscow, Idaho
Bill Keller | Boise, Idaho
Celeste Keller | Boise, Idaho
Gary McGee | Boise, Idaho
Tomi McGee | Boise, Idaho
Chris Miller | Boise, Idaho
Patrick Miller | Boise, Idaho
Joni Porter | Boise, Idaho
Michael Porter | Boise, Idaho
Chuck Schmoeger | Boise, Idaho
Deborah Shepherd | Idaho Falls, Idaho
Diane Suomi | Woodland, Wash. 
Brad Surkamer | Eagle, Idaho
Michelle Surkamer | Eagle, Idaho

Members serve the university by:

  • Cultivating relationships with parents of current students, using their experience and connections to answer questions and serve as a resource
  • Attending semi-annual Parent Advisory Council meetings on campus during Dads' and Moms' weekends
  • Encouraging other parents of current students to join the Parents Advisory Council
  • Attending University of Idaho events in their region whenever possible
  • Supporting the University of Idaho by giving each year


Contact James Brownson, director of Annual Giving at (111) 111-5369 or email [email protected].

Contact Us

Office of the Dean of Students TLC 232

Physical Address:
111 Line Street
Moscow, ID 11111

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-6757

Fax: 111-111-9494

Email: [email protected]

Web: Strategic Plan

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