R Family Council

The R Family Council is a representative group of Rutgers–New Brunswick parents and families who:

  • Serve as an advisory group working in close collaboration the Division of Student Affairs to help families foster a positive and enduring connection to the university.
  • Commit to volunteering time, sharing knowledge, and expertise to programs that support the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs.

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R Family Council Responsibilities

Council Members act as liaisons to the Division of Student Affairs by supporting its mission, purpose, goals and in the following ways:

  • Welcoming new families to Rutgers
  • Encouraging, understanding, and communication between Rutgers and all parents and families
  • Supporting the programs of the department of Parent and Family Programs
  • Act as ambassadors for all parents and families

R Family Council Benefits

  • Shape the family experience
  • Learn about University resources
  • Hear from Rutgers Administrators
  • Network with Rutgers parents

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member, complete our R Family Council Interest Form.

R Family Council Interest Form

2021-2022 R Family Council

Photo of Anna V. Higgins Anna V. Higgins P'24

Photo of Anthony Caltabilota Anthony Caltabilota Jr. P'25
RU Shield Cathy Rudawski P’22,22,23
Photo of Charlene Kerns Charlene Kerns P'24
RU Shield Christine Farkas P'24
RU Shield Cynthia Walker P’21,23,24
Photo of Clive Davis Clive Davis P'21
Photo of Debbie Simmons Debbie Simmons P'24
Photo of Diane Castro-Flood Diane Castro-Flood P'22
Photo of Fal Pandya Fal Pandya P'24
Photo of Felicia  Arrigoitia Felicia  Arrigoitia P'24
Photo of JoAnne DeMartino JoAnne DeMartino P'24
Photo of LIsa Tobin Lisa Tobin P'24
Photo of Lorrain Halpin Lorrain Halpin P'23
Photo of Maria Marwill-Magee Maria Marwill-Magee P'24
Photo of Marilyn Thompson Marilyn Thompson P’23
Photo of Melissa Montuor Melissa Montuor P'24
Photo of Merlene Fredricks Merlene Fredricks P'24
Photo of Pooja Goyal Pooja Goyal P'24
Photo of Renate Rapp Renate Rapp P'21
Photo of Sandy Malaney Sandy Malaney P’25
Photo of Scott Alexander Scott Alexander P’24
Photo of Sheryl Fallon Sheryl Fallon P’22,24
Photo of Shree Kelly Shree Kelly P'22


Contact Ashlea Coulter, Associate Director - Student Affairs, Ashlea.coulter@rutgers.edu, 848-445-1865.

Visit parents.rutgers.edu to connect with Rutgers Parent and Family Programs.

Sign up for the Parent and Family Programs Newsletter.