Parents Council


A group of parents of current Houghton College students volunteering to serve in a supportive role with other HC parents, Council members serve as liaisons between Houghton College parents and the College, helping parents get connected to the on-campus resources they need in order to answer questions and get support for themselves and their college students. 

If you are a parent with a concern or question, please contact the College directly or contact any of the Council members.

Role of the Council

  • Provide information and support to current Houghton parents;
  • Serve as an advisory group, communicating with College administrators on ways in which to improve service to students and their families;
  • To serve as ambassadors on behalf of the College.

Council members commit to

  • Being accessible by phone or e-mail for contact by parents;
  • Providing referral information which puts parents in touch with appropriate on-campus resources in a timely and helpful manner;
  • Following up with parents to assure that they received the needed support or information;
  • Providing appropriate feedback to College personnel so as to assure continuing improvement of services to students and their families;
  • Praying for our students and their families;
  • Evaluating and providing feedback to the College on communication strategies for current and prospective parents, including the Parents’ e-newsletter, the on-line Parents’ Handbook, the parents’ web-page, prospective parent mailings and other marketing tools;
  • Identifying parents to serve as hosts, representatives and/or panelists for parents’ programs at various College-sponsored events, including the Fall Orientation Dedication Service, the Fall Family Weekend and Spring Commencement.

Parents Council Members

Chris & Lisa Durrance 

Ellen & Randy Hatch 

Charlotte & Albert Morse 

Danie & Kathy Munkittrick 

Diane & Keith Palmer 

Lynn & Tim Rigby