In light of the dynamic nature of events on campus this spring and summer, we convened a series of virtual Parents Council meetings to keep members informed and connected. During these gatherings, campus leadership shared updates, considerations that informed their thinking, and engaged in dialogue on issues of immediate importance to parents.

April 17 – A Conversation with Chancellor Andrew D. Martin 

Guest panelists: Rob Wild, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, and Dr. Steven Lawrence, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine.

May 1 – Career Development in a Time of Crisis

We opened with a special message from Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Lori White.
Guest panelists: Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Career Services, Mark Smith; Director of External Relations, Jim Beirne; and Director of Weston Career Center, Jen Whitten.

June 26 – Student Affairs Planning

Our panel featured the leadership of Student Affairs with oversight of residential life, health and wellness, campus life, and other key departments: Rob Wild, Kawanna Leggett, and Kirk Dougher.
Please see the Resources section below for the most up-to-date information from Washington University.

July 17 – Academic Focus 

Our July session featured leadership from the four undergraduate schools discussing the planning process for fall term, including facilities upgrades and faculty preparations, and how best to ready your student for success during this unique time.
Georgia Binnington, Associate Dean of Students, Sam Fox School
Ohad Kadan, Vice Dean for Education and Globalization, Olin Business School
Jen Smith, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Jay Turner, Vice Dean for Education and Professor, McKelvey School of Engineering