Volunteer Opportunities for Parents
Parents Advisory Council
The PAC serves as the executive body of the Kenyon Parents Association and provides a forum for discussion among College administrators and parents. Information about the PAC is sent to all parents each July. Also see the PAC page. For more information, contact Scott Baker '94, director of alumni and parent programs, at email@example.com or 740-427-5147.
Parents are uniquely qualified to help in student recruitment efforts. Those who volunteer will receive all current admissions materials, including a volunteers' handbook, the admissions prospectus, and admissions newsletter. For more information, contact Noble Jones '97, associate director of admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5789.
Kenyon Parents Fund
The Kenyon Parents Fund provides unrestricted income to the College, which helps to defray expenses and close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating students at Kenyon. Regional phonathons are a leading source of the unrestricted dollars raised by parents from parents. The Parents Fund and Resource Committee of the Parents Advisory Council would like to identify parents willing to call other parents at regional phonathons held in cities across the county. For more information, contact Anne Higby Ellsworth '04, director of parent giving, at email@example.com or 740-427-5149.
Parents are valuable resources to students exploring various career options. They can be involved in the following:
- Kenyon Career Network: Parents and alumni speak about their work with individual Kenyon students.
- Extern Program: Parents and alumni welcome a Kenyon student to their place of employment for a week. The student observes and speaks with the parent and his or her colleagues about their occupation (usually during spring vacation.)
For more information, contact Scott Layson, director of career development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5165.
Bed and Breakfast Program: Parents provide housing to Kenyon students who are participating in the Extern Program, job hunting, or visiting graduate schools in their city or who are members of musical groups or other organizations visiting their city. For more information, contact Jill Shriver, office of alumni and parent programs, at email@example.com or 740-427-5147.
Regional Parent Chair: Kenyon's Office of Alumni and Parent Programs seeks parents who will support alumni and parent activity by working with regional-association steering committees to plan events, to encourage parents to attend those events, and to coordinate the efforts of other parent volunteers. For more information, contact Kent Morrison Woodward-Ginther, director of regional events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5518.