Parent Involvement at Saint Anselm College 

When your son or daughter steps foot on the Hilltop and begins their time as a student at Saint Anselm, you too become a part of our Anselmian family. When you see how much your child loves Saint Anselm, you want to get involved - to support your child and help other young people have the same great experience.

As ambassadors for the college, parent and family member volunteers demonstrate their commitment to the future of their children's alma mater. We invited you to become involved in the life of the college and to preserve and enhance the quality of the Saint Anselm experience for your children, your children's classmates and future students.

Take this opportunity to get involved today! Become an active Anselmian.

Parents' Leadership Council

The Parents' Leadership Council (PLC) is a group of parent volunteers who play a leadership role at Saint Anselm College.

Membership on the Parents' Leadership Council provides an opportunity to participate in the growth and development of Saint Anselm while fostering stronger ties to your student’s experience and the Anselmian community. Members share a common interest in strengthening the college's mission to deliver a rigorous liberal arts education rooted in Catholic, Benedictine values.


Contact the PLC

For more information, please contact:

Julie O’Connor, Assistant Vice President, Annual Giving 



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Provide feedback and guidance on a wide range of College priorities

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Support Saint Anselm with an annual President’s Society level gift of $1,000 or more to an area of the college that is meaningful to your family

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Act as ambassadors for the Office of Admissions to help advance the reach and reputation of the college. Serve as a valuable source of experience and knowledge to parents of prospective and admitted students

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Facilitate opportunities for our students by partnering with the Career Development Center. Share your professional expertise by making yourself available for networking, informational interviews, and professional development

Parents' Leadership Council Benefits

Benefit Saint Anselm Parents Saint Anselm Parents' Leadership Council
Parents' Newsletter

Family Weekend Invitation

Career Center Partnerships
President's Society Giving Level  
Parents' Leadership Council Conference Calls with College leadership  
Special access to campus events (Athletic, Corporate Partners, President's Society)  
Access to a direct and dedicated staff liaison at the college  


Beechert family

“The first time we visited the Hilltop with Kaitlin '22, we knew she found her home.  At the beginning of Kaitlin’s freshman year, we happily joined the dedicated volunteers on the Parents’ Leadership Council.  During our time of service, the PLC has been engaged by the administration for input on matters pertaining to Saint Anselm’s COVID response, as well as reopening.  In addition, the PLC has been an active participant in Saint Anselm’s effort to update its strategic plan.  The robust participation by all members of the PLC and the diversity of views – and the respect shown for everyone’s individual views – has made our experience on the PLC deeply rewarding.”

 —Scott and Regina Beechert P'22, Parents' Leadership Council Chairs

Parents' Leadership Council, 2021-2022

Thank you to all our current Parents' Leadership Council members. We greatly appreciate your commitment and support of the college and its students.


Mr. Scott and Mrs. Regina Beechert P'22, Parents' Leadership Council Chairs
Mrs. Sheila Craffey P'22
Mr. William Dowling and Mrs. Kathy Campbell P'24
Ms. Andrea Elliot P'22
Mr. Robert '95 and Mrs. Jeanne '95 Elliott P'25
Mr. Lawrence Furey P'22
Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Vanessa Harwood P'23, P'24
Mr. Peter Henriques P'22
Mr. Dana and Mrs. Sheri Martin P'24
Mr. Edward Noe P'12, P'24
Drs. Daniel '84 and Mary O’Brien P'18, P'22
Mr. Jacques and Mrs. Chantal Plante P'22, P'24
Mrs. Suzanne M. Stuzynski '90, P'24 


For more information, please contact:

Julie O’Connor, Assistant Vice President, Annual Giving 

Parents' Leadership Council Meeting Overviews

  • December 2021
    • Steve Koppi, Executive Director of the Career Development Center spoke on the various resources available to students for career exploration, discovery and preparedness.  He highlighted the Jumpstart, College to Career, program designated for Juniors and Seniors but open to all students, that will equip participants with skills and tips to launch their internship or first professional job search with greater confidence.  This virtual, non-credit Winter Session program takes place January 10-13, 2022 and includes learning from StengthsFinder, building a career network, outlining a search strategy, writing resumes, preparing for interviews and more.  Please click this link to register for Jumpstart or click here to learn more about the opportunities offered through the Career Development Center.   

  • November 2021
    • Dr. Susan Gabert ’91, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Campus Ministry, spoke on Campus Ministry’s Anselmian B.R.E.A.K. program (formerly known as Service and Solidarity).  Please click this link for more information.
    • Nicole Lora ’06, Director, Meelia Center for Community Engagement, introduced the initiatives of the Meelia Center and the Access Academy Program and ways students can engage and volunteer in the local Manchester community.  Please click this link to learn more about the Meelia Center.
  • October 2021
    • Paul Pronovost ’91 P’25, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, spoke on the work of the Communications and Marketing Department (CCM) on campus. He also listened to feedback on what the parent population would like to receive from the College and their thoughts on improving parent communication.  Paul suggested that parents check out the colleges social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and check in with the College’s website ( to learn more about what is happening on campus. 
  • September 2021
    • Dr. Alicia Finn, Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students, spoke on Saint Anselm College’s handling of Covid-19 last academic year and this year-to-date. She also shared the numerous mental health resources available to the students and directed parents to the Saint Anselm website for more information.
    • Bill Furlong, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Esther Reed, Resident Dining Director spoke on the state of dining services on campus and listened to feedback as to how to resolve the challenges the College is currently facing.