Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing
MVNU Parents' Association

Parents at move-in dayPURPOSE: The purpose of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Parents' Association is to cultivate a spirit of interaction between parents and University by:
  • Providing prayer support to the University.
  • Inviting input to the University's plans and direction.
  • Advising and assisting the Development Office in identifying and cultivating new sources of gift income.
  • Acting as ambassadors for the University in their local arenas.
  • Serving as a resource and portal for other parents to the University.
  • Evaluating University communication with parents.
  • Exploring whether the needs of MVNU students are being met.
MEMBERSHIP: All parents of current MVNU students are automatically members of the MVNU Parents' Association. Throughout this document the term "parent" shall mean parent or legal guardian.

LIAISON: The principal liaison to the University and the Association will be the Associate Dean of Student Development with assistance from the Alumni Office, Admissions Office and Student Development Services.

LEADERSHIP: Leadership of the Parents' Association is to be provided by a Parents' Council. This council will meet two times per year and include four parental groups from each class who serve one-year terms (renewable up to four years).

PARENTS' COUNCIL: The considerations for membership are:
  • Desire to serve and to partner in parent's Council activities.
  • Geographic representation.
  • Diversity in backgrounds.
  • Ability to commit time and resources to the University.
  • Evidence of interest in education in general and MVNU.
  • Adherence to the university's standards and beliefs.
Members are chosen by a committee from the Development, Alumni, Admissions and Student Development offices and current council members. Click Here for a list of current council members. (Available in Adobe PDF format. Click here to download the free Acrobat Reader.)

TERM OF SERVICE: The term shall be from June 1 to May 31 each year. Freshmen representatives will be chosen in the fall before Parents' Weekend.
 
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