Saint Mary's University Parents Council Information

The Parents Council works, in coordination with Saint Mary’s staff and in an advisory capacity to the President, to: guide the members of the community of parents and guardians toward increased support, understanding, and enthusiasm for Saint Mary’s; develop the parent and guardian community as a resource for the university; and to provide a vehicle for communication between the parent and guardian community, the university, and other university constituencies.

 

Current Council Members

Current Chair - Colleen Budin

Neil B'91 and Jennifer (Smith) B'91 Boyle - Westchester, Ill.
2019-2022

Colleen and Bruce Budin - LeCenter, Minn.
2017-2023

Dean and Jackie B'88 Schluter-Johnson - Robbinsdale, Minn.
2020-2023

Deb and Mike Pauly - St. Anthony, Minn.
2020-2023

Laura Smrecek - New Berlin, Wis.
2021-2023

 

Staff

Tricia Dobrient, director of advising and new student experience
Kate (Dorman) Dulak B'19, admission counselor and events coordinator
Robert Fisher B'97, M'06, senior director of alumni and benefactor engagement
Tracy Heaser, director of the Saint Mary's Fund
Niki (Lynch) Peterson B'03, M'09, dean of students

By-Laws

The By-Laws for the Parents Association have been approved by the council, and are awaiting university approval. Provided here is a printable PDF copy of the Parents Association by-laws (PDF) as approved to date.

Prior Council Members

Jeni Arnold - Winona, Minn.
2018-2020

Dan and Jeanne Garry - Plymouth, Minn.
2017-2019

Carol (Salvaggio) Longseth '83 - Cloquet, Minn.
2017-2018

Mark and Kathy Missurelli - Franklin, Wis.
2017-2018

Caroline and John Mockler - Dubuque, Iowa
2017-2020

Mark and Carolyn Steingraeber - LaCrosse, Wis.
2017-2020

Gina and Troy Tepp - Stevens Point, Wis.
2019-2021