Duke Parents Advisory Council (DPAC)

Info For Parents and Families Duke Parents Advisory Council

The Duke Parents Advisory Council plays an instrumental role within the University by providing feedback, support, and counsel throughout the academic year.


  • Assist the division in strategic planning for new and existing initiatives.
  • Represent the larger community of Duke parents regarding policy and program implementation.
  • Provide an outlet for parents of students who want to be involved in the undergraduate Duke experience.

How to Join

The 2022-2023 application cycle is now closed.

Applications for the Class of 2026 and At-Large Representative positions will be collected through Monday, August 22, 2022. Applicants will be notified of a decision by mid-September. If you have any questions about the process, please contact familyprograms@duke.edu.

Membership appointments to the DPAC are for one year. Members have the possibility of extended service when space and interest permit. The council meets on campus twice annually, once during Family Weekend and once during the spring semester.* The Division of Student Affairs expects DPAC members to participate in meetings and to engage in regular electronic communication between campus meetings.

* Meeting format subject to change due to COVID-19.

Current DPAC Roster

We want to thank all of the current and returning members of the DPAC! We achieved so much this past year and look forward to a historic year of progress in 2022-2023.

Emeritus Members

  • Penny and Jim Fleming  
  • Dana Dudley 
  • Beth Gabay

Class of 2023 Representatives 

  • Anne Dowling 
  • Cynthia Dowd 
  • Simbo Egbue 
  • Amy Genender 
  • Kara and David Landers 
  • Jan Powell 
  • Jennifer and Glenn Rewick 

Class of 2024 Representatives

  • Clarissa Canady 
  • Cathy Friedman and Jon Duane 
  • Michael and Lauren Gaviser
  • Michelle and Delmir Grewal 
  • Eduardo Hauser 
  • Stephanie Heller Norman 
  • Christy Piland 

Class of 2025 Representatives

  • Chinyere (Hope) Buchi-Ahiabuike
  • Hollis and Virginia Chen
  • Carolyn and Douglas Everson
  • Christine Hayward P'22
  • Andrea Kirshenbaum and Josh Goldberg
  • Kate and Allan Latts
  • Catherine Roman

Class of 2026 Representatives

  • Arthur Ringness P'22*
  • Alexandra Chamorro Rhiannon Chavis-Wanson  
  • Rachel Ekery and Douglas Kley 
  • Bruce KahneMary & Michael Harman  
  • Kate & Arthur (Art) Ringness  
  • Tanya Smith  
*Continuing service to DPAC after first student graduated in 2022. Second child is a member of the class of 2026.