Parent and Family Council

The UC Davis Parent and Family Council is a group of parent and family member volunteers who are committed to improving the quality of the university experience for the entire UC Davis community. 


2017 - 2018 APFA Parent Council Leadership

President: Bill Jostock

Vice President: Claudia Capurro

Committee Chairs

Scholarship Chair: Robin Phillips

Parent Networking Co-Chair: Sylvia Pardini
Parent Networking Co-Chair: Kristina Tenner

Website Task Force Co-Chair: Claudia Capurro
Website Task Force Co-Chair: Brian Huben

Traditions Chair: Bill Jostock

Out-of-State/International Chair: Claudia Capurro 

Ambassadors Co-Chair: Kristen Padgett 
Ambassadors Co-Chair: Diana Yu Rewinski

Council members contribute by engaging with the university in numerous ways such as:

  • Facilitate communication and representing the interests of Aggie parents by sharing their opinions, concerns and feedback with university representatives. Increase parent engagement at university-sponsored campus and regional events.
  • Discuss issues impacting the student experience at UC Davis and make unified recommendations as needed to Parent and Family Programs.
  • Attend at least two meetings per academic year, one in conjunction with Parent & Family Weekend (fall quarter) and one in conjunction with Picnic Day (spring quarter).
  • Promote the mission and activities of UC Davis among personal and professional contacts and networks.
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities and serve as UC Davis ambassadors throughout the year, including at Orientations and Aggie Welcomes, Move-In Day, Parent and Family Weekend, Picnic Day and regional events.
  • Welcome new parents in your geographic area.
  • Assist with regional parent receptions and admitted student events.
  • Assist and advise the university in strategies to engage parents in important volunteer roles.
  • Council members are strongly encouraged, but not required, to make an annual gift to UC Davis.
  • Council members are asked to encourage other parents to volunteer.
  • Make follow-up calls to thank parents for their contributions to the Parents Fund.
  • Serve a two-year term of service, with the option of a second two-year term.

Applications are accepted each fall. Applicants must be a member of the Aggie Parent and Family Association, and applications must be submitted during the last week of January each year (the date will be communicated in advance).