Parent and Family Council

a group of parent council members stand in front of the alumni center at UC Davis. They are all wearing blue polos and smiling.

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. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 Parent Council have closed

We are currently accepting applications for the 2025-2026 Parent Council. Applications will be reviewed in February 2025 for next academic year. Questions? Contact 

2023 - 2024 Aggie Parent and Family Association Parent Council Leadership

President: Rajan Seriampalayam 

Vice President: Thomas Yih

Committee Chairs

Events Committee Chairs: David Wooley and Joji Arnett

Outreach Committee Chair: Peter Shih

Communications Chair: Lauren Rosen Yeazel

Social Media Chair: Rich Cohen

Scholarship Reader and Chair: Marilyn Geller

Selection Committee Chair: Silvia Leon

Meet the council

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.
  • Serve a two-year term of service, with the option of a second two-year term.