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Parent Advisory Council includes 24 parents, two student representatives and one faculty member who serve as ambassadors to the university. They are available to answer questions and share their experiences and perspectives with other Cal Poly parents. Please feel free to e-mail them for advice or answers to questions.

Parent Members

Susan Dininni: Portland, Oregon. Parent of Nate, Mechanical Engineering.

Gail Ginell: Thousand Oaks, California. Parent of Brian, Mechanical Engineering.
Click here to read more about Gail.

Michelle Hafford: San Diego, California. Parent of Joshua, Electrical Engineering.
Click here to read more about Michelle.

Pamela Herrington: San Ramon, California. Parent of Scott, Mechanical Engineering.

Laura Hamill: Clovis, California. Parent of Adam, Aerospace Engineering.
Click here to read more about Laura.

Tawny James (Bus '89): Woodland, California. Parent of Brayden, Industrial Engineering, and Lucas, Industrial Technology. Click here to read more about Tawny.

Didi Johnson: Phoenix, Arizona. Parent of Peter, Industrial Technology.

JoAn Kenmotsu: Placentia, California. Parent of Jocelyn, Construction Management. Click here to read more about JoAn.

Katherine Rojas-Kirby: Los Osos, California. Parent of Allison, Sociology, Spanish, Gender Studies. Click here to read more about Katherine.

Kim Loquaci: San Jose, California. Parent of Mitchell, Biology and Kevin, Political Science.
Click here to read more about Kim.

Cassandra Ornelas: Santa Barbara, California. Parent of Jenna, Animal Science.
Click here to read more about Cassandra.

Lynne Preisser: San Diego, California. Parent of Paul Preisser, Materials Engineering.
Click here to read more about Lynne.

Cyntia Pretzel: Arroyo Grande, California. Joined the Parent Advisoty Council in December 2013.  Her son, Jesse, is an Industrial Engineering major, currently persuing his Master's degree. Click here to read more about Cynthia.

Ellen Solum: Bakersfield, California. Parent of James, Forestry & Natural Resourses and Erica, Software Engineering.
Click here to read more about Ellen.

Bob Stephens (Vice Chair): Torrance, California. Parent of Ashley, Political Science and Matthew, Construction Management. Click here to read more about Bob.

Jeanne Stone (LS '79): Irvine, California. Parent of Daniel, Architechure.
Click here to read more about Jeanne.

Lori Sullivan: Santa Barbara, California. Parent of Sean, Wildlife Biology.
Click here to read more about Lori.

Pat Thompson: San Juan Capistrano, California. Parent of Connor, Business.
Click here to read more about Pat.

Monica White: Danville, California. Parent of Zach, Agricultural Business and Katelyn, Business.
Click here to read more about Monica.

Jackie Caplan Wiggins (Chair): Long Beach, California. Parent of Frankie, Mechanical Engineering and Rachel, Communication Studies.
Click here to read more about Jackie.

Student Members

Katie McGuire (CAFES '14): Student representative from New Student Programs.

Faculty Representitive

Kathryn (Katie) McCormick: Associate Professor, Art and Design.

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