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Parent Leadership Council (PLC)

The Parent Leadership Council (PLC) serves as the leadership and representative volunteer organization for the MSMC Association of Families; family members of current students are all automatically members of the MSMC Association of Families.

The Parent Leadership Council assists with the design and implementation of programs to engage parents and cultivate financial support from members of the MSMC Association of Families.

MSMC volunteers serve as leaders and representatives of Mount Saint Mary College. Volunteers uphold the mission of the College and serve as ambassadors of the College within their respective spheres of influence. They advance the institution by giving of their time, talent, and treasure and engage their peer community in a variety of ways in support of the mission of the College.

Ambassador and Advocate

  • Provide input to the Office Parent Engagement on programs and initiatives related to parents and families.

  • Help to create and implement engagement opportunities for peers.

  • Represent the MSMC Association of Families by attending events and connecting with parents and families to encourage affinity and support for the College.

  • Serve the College by sharing personal expertise and skills, and helping to develop financial and other resources for MSMC.

  • Support current MSMC students by providing access to and funding for internships and career exploration by facilitating workshops, connecting students with employment opportunities, mentoring and other related activities.


Parent Leadership Council members may, in collaboration with College staff, solicit gifts from peers. MSMC staff will provide information, solicitation, and thank you guidelines to volunteers.


  • Participate in an annual retreat in conjunction with the Alumni Association Board’s annual retreat.

  • Meet at MSMC two times per year in conjunction with orientation and during Family Weekend.

  • Participate in person or by phone during planning and evaluation meetings as scheduled, with advance notice.


  • Make a gift to MSMC at a level commensurate with each member’s ability and philanthropic dedication to the College. Members should serve as an example and motivate fellow peers to contribute charitably to MSMC.

  • Annual goal of 100% participation for all MSMC volunteers.

  • Support and encourage fund-raising activities for the MSMC Association of Families.


  • Parent or guardian of currently enrolled students, with the exception of parents with students temporarily on leave.

  • Current working knowledge of Mount Saint Mary College, its activities and priorities (to be provided to all representatives through retreat and training).

  • Excellent communication skills with the enthusiasm and ability to make personal connections.

  • Knowledge of email and social media is helpful, but not required.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved and help promote the Mount? We’d love your assistance!

Social Media Ambassadors

Assist with keeping fellow Knights connected and “in the know.” Volunteers will be asked to post/share events and college news on their social media platforms.

Regional Ambassadors

With support from the College, Regional Ambassadors plan and host fun, low-key regional events and activities. They also act as a liaison between the parents and the college.

Family Weekend Committee

The Family Weekend Volunteers give feedback on the schedule of events, reach out to new and continuing parents to encourage them to attend, and assist with increasing the awareness for the annual parent fundraising initiative.

Regional College Fairs

Volunteers at college fairs answer questions about the college, parent/student experiences and student life, and some basic questions about applying to MSMC.

Regional Information Sessions

Parent volunteers help check-in families, answer questions, and interact with families at regional information sessions.

New Family Welcome Committee

The New Family Welcome Host Committee, with support from the college, assists with hosting mini welcome receptions for new families in your area. 


Contact us to get involved

Office of Parent Engagement

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