What is Parent Council?

EMU parent council functions to assist you the parents and the university in making EMU an enriching experience for you and your son or daughter. Parent Council members meet three times a year, oncei n the fall and twice in spring.

Goals are to:

  • provide opportunities for parents to counsel and advise the university on academic, social, religious and financial issues
  • create a support group for parents
  • cultivate communication between parents and faculty and administration

Parent council members welcome hearing from other parents. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

2012-13 Council Members

James and Emily Akerson
Harrisonburg, Va.

Todd and Diann Bailey
Simsbury, Conn.

Dan and Cindy Mast
Willow Street, Pa.

Doug and Valerie Rheinheimer
Alexandria, Va.

Larry and Connie Swartzendruber
Kalona, Iowa

Ralph and Lucinda Swartzentruber, co-chairs
Keezletown, Va.

Rodney and Lisa Tissue
Hagerstown, Md.

Nelson and Kris Witmer
Salem, Ohio

Ken L. Nafziger
vice-president, student life
Harrisonburg, Va.
(540) 432-4135

Doug J. Nyce
director, parent relations
Harrisonburg, Va.
(540) 432-4206