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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

Laura Casuga: Clovis, California. Parent of Adam, Aerospace Engineering.
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Susan Dininni: Portland, Oregon. Parent of Nate, Mechanical Engineering.

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

Tawny James: 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.

Kim Loquaci: San Jose, California. Parent of Mitchell, Biology and Kevin, Political Science.
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Cassandra Ornelas: Santa Barbara, California. Parent of Jenna, Animal Science.
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Lynne Preisser: San Diego, California. Parent of Paul Preisser, Materials Engineering.
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Cyntia Pretzel: Arroyo Grande, CA. 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.

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

Pat Thompson: San Juan Capistrano, California. Parent of Connor, Business.
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Jackie Caplan Wiggins: 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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