PLC 2022

Parents Leadership Council

Looking to be more involved in your student’s college experience? Do you want to connect with other UC parents and share experiences? Consider joining the UC parent volunteers who serve on the Parents Leadership Council.

Meet our 2022-23 PLC Co-Chairs

Photo of 2021-22 PLC Co-Chairs Christopher R. and Katherine Ide TompkinsDear Fellow Ursinus Parents,

We are honored to take on the role of Co-Chairs for the Parents Leadership Council (PLC). When our daughter, Phoebe, enrolled in the Class of 2023, we sought ways to support Ursinus in its excellent work engaging students and preparing them for success beyond their graduation.
The PLC is a core group of committed parents who help move Ursinus forward in a variety of ways. The Council is an excellent opportunity to play an active, supportive role and to more fully engage with the Ursinus Community.
As proud Ursinus parents, we are excited to play a positive role in supporting the college through the PLC and encourage you to contact us at with any questions.

Christopher R. and Katherine Ide Tompkins P’23

PLC Initiatives

Current PLC Members

2022-23 Co-Chairs:

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

Valerie Adelson P’23
Potomac, MD

Trish Barlow P’25
Ocean City, NJ

Larry Barocas P’23, P’25
San Antonio, TX

Susan Callahan ’85, P’21
Berwyn, PA

Dona Dyer ’90, P’25  and John Dyer P’25
Lansdale, PA

Patty Gillette P’24
Hillsborough, NJ

Dane Harwood P’12
Needham, MA

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

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

Dolores Alcaide-Mendez P’23
East Elmhurst, NY

George Nikolaou P’24, P’25
King of Prussia, PA

Bill Strimel ’93, P’26
Philadelphia, PA

Cindy Wilkinson P’24
Wilmington, DE

Grace P’24 and Lewis Yu P’24
Wilmington, DE


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

Pamela Panarella

Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Meet Pamela