Parents Leadership Council

A message from current PLC members

Looking to be more involved in your student’s college experience? Do you want to connect with other UC parents and share experiences? Sit back and enjoy the brief video above from some of our UC parent volunteers who serve on the Parents Leadership Council.


Meet our PLC Co-Chairs


Photo of Holly and Chris Bormann P'18, P'21Hello our names are Holly and Chris Bormann, and we are Co-Chairs of the Parents Leadership Council (PLC). The PLC is a group of parents who are committed to helping move Ursinus forward in a variety of ways, and who enjoy being more fully engaged in the Ursinus community.

We are also a “two-Bear” family! Our oldest daughter, Kate graduated from Ursinus in 2018, and Caroline our second daughter is a senior. We have lots of experience with all things Ursinus. Please contact feel to reach out to us at

If you are interested in learning more about the PLC, we would welcome the opportunity to connect with you.

All the best,

Holly and Chris Bormann P’18, P’21


Member Responsibilities

PLC members contribute to the college in numerous ways, including the following:

  • Providing parent perspectives by sharing their insights on their experience and their students’ experiences.
  • Supporting the Annual Fund with a leadership gift of $1,869 or more.
  • Offering experiential internships and career opportunities to Ursinus students.
  • Being available to offer career advice to students through the UC Parent Group on LinkedIn.
  • Provides job shadow opportunities to current students through our Extern Program.
  • Facilitates connections to people and organizations interested in hiring talented Ursinus students and alumni.
  • Work with the admission office to connect with prospective students and families.
    • Attend and/or assist with Admission Events
    • Assist with college fairs
    • Contact prospective students and families
    • Host prospective student events
  • Making phone calls or signing appeal letters to parents for the Ursinus Annual Fund.
  • Meeting with potential PLC members to encourage other parents to support Ursinus.
  • Host summer send-off events or accepted student receptions.
  • Assisting Advancement office with identifying parents for Annual Fund or other campaign priorities.
  • Attend one-day meetings on campus in the fall during Family Weekend and in the spring.

These bi-annual meetings take shape around an agenda that includes administrative updates, a conversation with the President, presentations from faculty, students and campus leaders and time to visit socially with fellow Council members.

If you are interested in joining the Council, contact Pamela Panarella, executive director of college events and signature programs at or 610-409-3163.

Current PLC Members

Holly and Chris Bormann P’18, P’21
Flemington, NJ


Valerie Adelson P’23
Potomac, MD

Larry Barocas P’21
San Antonio, TX

Kathleen Boziwick and Ilya Oshman P’23
New York, NY

Joan and Robb Cadigan P’21
Phoenixville, PA

Susan Callahan ’85, P’21
Berwyn, PA

Dane Hardwood P’12
Needham, MA

Tom ’92 and Bonnie Hope P’21
Columbus, NJ

Dave Kovach ’90, P’21
West Chester, PA

Juliette Knight and Franco Serafin P’20
New York, NY

George Nikolaou P’24
King of Prussia, PA

Jane North and Robert Steiner P’24
Newtown, Square, PA

Kate and Chris Tompkins P’23
Bryn Mawr, PA and Saudi Arabia

Tina and Harvey Warnick ’21
Silver Spring, MD

Cindy Wilkinson P’24
Wilmington, DE

Grace and Lewis Yu P’24
Wilmington, DE

Pamela Panarella

Executive Director of College Events and Signature Programs
Meet Pamela