The Parent & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is comprised of parents of current UNCG undergraduate students that meet bi-annually to discuss current issues and ideas concerning the UNCG community. PFAC also assists in planning events, contributes to publications for UNCG families, helps raise funds for special projects, recruits new members to the Parent & Family Association, and serves as presenters at SOAR and other UNCG events.


The mission of the Parent & Family Advisory Council of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is to strengthen the quality of the UNCG educational experience by promoting communication, inspiring good will and support for the University, and enhancing high quality programs and educational opportunities for students.


1. Promote communication between parents and families and the University.

• The Council will meet twice per year (typically in April and on Family Weekend in September)

• The Council will serve as a sounding board for ideas brought to them by the University’s liaison to this group.

• The University will facilitate presentations, discussions and tours for Council meetings and identify appropriate resources for those meetings.

• The University will maintain a website to which parents and families can turn for timely information.

• The University will maintain a parent and family listserv that will be used to notify subscribers of significant issues/events on campus.

• The University will publish a parent and family e-newsletter to provide information of special interest to parents and families.

2. Inspire good will and support for the University.

• Council members will work with the university to develop positive relationships in communities across the state and will advocate and promote the University as appropriate.

3. Enhance high quality programs and educational opportunities for students and their families.

• Council members will support the University in its annual Family Weekend program and provide ideas and advice on program ideas and format.

• Council members will explore the potential for parent and family fundraising.

Additional information about PFAC can be found here.

Membership Process

To apply to be a member of PFAC, please submit your application by August 3, 2018 to be considered for the 2018-2019 application review.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Ajemian at (336) 334-5514 or at

2017-2018 Parent & Family Advisory Council Members

Robert Poole (Chair), Stokesdale, NC
Clif Lavenhouse (Vice Chair), Raleigh, NC
Khalidah Akbar, Charlotte, NC
Sherice Alford, Fayetteville, NC
Danita Beatty Walker, Matthews, NC
Rosie Best, Raleigh, NC
Karen Branch, Franklinville, NC
Paula Cameron-Sayre, Concord, NC
Trenna Cannon, Charlotte, NC
Karyn Church, Millers Creek, NC
Sue Copeland Upchurch, Rougemont, NC
Lisa Cunningham, Carolina Beach, NC
Crystal Davis, Charlotte, NC
Tonya Gainey, Charlotte, NC
John Greene, Clayton, NC
Lynn Guilliams, Raleigh, NC
Debra Hales, Greensboro, NC
Gary Howard, Greenville, NC
Lolita Howell, Benson, NC
Laurie Kennedy-Malone, Jamestown, NC
Michael Komondy, Leasburg, NC
Marika La Sorsa, Raleigh, NC
Holly Manning, Wilmington, NC
Deidre Martin, Wake Forest, NC
Paige Morris, Kernersville, NC
Robin Niles, Kernersville, NC
Yonca Ozbelli, Concord, NC
Charlotte Pettis, Kings Mountain, NC
Anne Radke, Charlotte, NC
Tracy Shope, New Bern, NC
Tricia Sink Medford, Burlington, NC
John Smith, Creedmoor, NC
Bernice Taylor, Fayetteville, NC
Joanne Vance, Durham NC
Frances Velez,  Middlesex, NC
Natasha Warren, Alpharetta, GA
Courtney Wood, Salisbury, NC