Parent and Family 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:

Shelagh Freda, Senior Associate Director of 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 (2021-2022)

Parents' Leadership Council, 2022-2023

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


Ms. Andrea Elliot P'22, P’23, Parents' Leadership Council Chair

Mr. William Dowling and Mrs. Kathy Campbell P'24

Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Wendy Christmas P’25, P’26

Mr. Robert '95 and Mrs. Jeanne '95 Elliott P'25, Vice Chair

Ms. Anna Groenewal ’97 P’25 P’26, Vice Chair

Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Vanessa Harwood P'23, P'24

Mr. Dana and Mrs. Sheri Martin P'24

Drs. Daniel '84 and Mary O’Brien P'18, P'22, P’26

Mr. Jacques and Mrs. Chantal Plante P'22, P'24

Mrs. Suzanne M. Stuzynski '90, P'24

Mr. Lawrence ’95 and Mrs. Adina ’93 Webb P’26


For more information, please contact:

Shelagh Freda, Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving

Parents' Leadership Council Meeting Overviews

  • October 2022
    • Dr. Joseph A. Favazza, President of the College opened the call by welcoming the PLC back for the 2022-2023 academic year and thanking the council members for their support of Saint A’s and our students.
    • Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta, Vice President for Academic Affairs spoke about the plans to establish a School of Nursing and Health Sciences to be housed in a new state-of-the-art nursing facility.
    • Mark W. Cronin, Ph.D., Dean of the College shared information on the new majors that have been introduced (Business Analytics, Information Systems, Legal Studies, and Public Health) as well as other exciting academic updates.