The purpose of the Parent & Family Network is to identify and address the unique orientation and transition programming needs of parents and family members of new college/university students and to appropriately develop orientation formats and programs to accommodate parents and family members.

Parents and families play an increasingly critical role in the successful matriculation of students and frequently turn to university personnel seeking information and support. Orientation and transition programs provide a valuable avenue to introduce and connect parents and families with university information, services and programs. The Parent & Family Network will generate discussion toward Parent Orientation programs, Parent Services Departments, Parent/Family Weekend programs, and Parents’ Associations.

Network Leadership

Vanessa Franco
Program Director
Orientation and Family Programs
Florida International University

Corina Aguilera Dickens
Coordinator for Family Engagement
Student Orientation and Family Engagement
Georgia State University