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Parents and Family Program

Parents and Families,

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Parents & Family Program

Through the Parents and Family Program, you can join a community of actively engaged families dedicated to the support and success of their students. This is a completely free program designed to keep families informed, celebrate student achievements and to help you make family memories at K-State.  As a member you can access an assortment of tools and information to make the most of your Wildcat experience. You and your student have worked hard for this educational opportunity and K-State is dedicated to providing your family with the resources and support that will put your student on the path to success.


Free Membership

Parents and family members of K-State students are automatically members of the K-State Parents and Family Program. As a member your benefits include invitations to Family Day and Open House. In addition, you will have access to the K-State Parents and Family Program hotline, website, and e-mail address.

Advisory Board

The K-State Parents and Family Program is coordinated by an advisory board of volunteer leaders in cooperation with the vice president for student life/dean of students. Members of the volunteer committee meet to direct the work of the organization, establish priorities for the use of funds, and serve as a voice for K-State parents on issues pertinent to student life on our campus.

Parents and Family Advisory Board Members
  • Les and Amy Pelfrey, Overland Park, KS
  • David and Ruth Sauter, Green Bay, WI
  • Lin and Myra Schulze, Shawnee, KS
  • Charlie and Debora Morrison, Keller, TX
  • John and Elise Meadows, Frisco, TX
  • Tommy and Josie Herrera, Shawnee, KS
  • Bob and Rachelle Gorrell, Bland, MO
Provide Support

The PFP is supported solely by private contributions to the K-State Parents and Family Fund. We encourage each family to consider making an annual contribution to support critical student life initiatives. Gifts of all sizes are valued and appreciated. 

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