Parent Council

Office of Student Affairs

Weyerhaeuser Room 119
651-696-6630 fax


Dear Parents:

Macalester's Parent Council is comprised of the parents of current students in their sophomore, junior, and senior years at Macalester.

Formed in 2006, the council serves a variety of roles, each with the common thread of fostering communication between Mac parents and an array of important constituencies.

The Parent Council:

  • Serves the college administration as a sounding board on current campus issues, and assists with communication to parents.
  • Helps connect Macalester parents with other parents, participating in regional and campus events for parents and students.
  • Hosts receptions for new students and parents each summer.
  • Is available to prospective Macalester students and parents through informal gatherings during the college selection process.

The Parent Council meets twice a year on campus, and communicates throughout the year via phone and email as necessary.

We encourage you to reach out to us--or any of the Parent Council members--and we welcome your suggestions to help Mac parents connect this year.

Steve Gardner (Parent '14)
Parent Council Chair

Directory of Parent Council Members