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Binghamton University's Parents Leadership Council (PLC) offers parents an opportunity to enrich the Binghamton student experience by serving as a link between the University and the parents of undergraduate students. The council aims to broaden and deepen the University's connection with parents by fostering an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship. The PLC complements and supports the University's strategic directives and initiatives by acting as advancement advocates for the Division of Student Affairs through private support and outreach. This is an advisory council whose mission is to enhance student opportunities.

Fundamental Pillars

  • Supporting student success
  • Creating events and special initiatives to increase parent communication and engagement
  • Fundraising and outreach

Goals and Objectives:

Our goal is to create activities and experiences designed to inform, involve and engage parents.  Goals and objectives include:

  • Create strategic programming and initiatives to support parent engagement and student opportunities while at Binghamton University
  • Assist Binghamton University staff in providing a positive experience that enhances involvement and participation for parents and family members of undergraduate students.
  • Educate parents and campus community on goals of the Binghamton Fund for Student Life, which enriches student educational and co-curricular experience
  • Increase annual financial support provided by parents

Council Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be an advocate for Binghamton University and serve as a resource for families in your geographic region
  • Choose one project as a Council,  based on Student Affairs priorities, that Binghamton Fund for Student Life dollars will directly go towards 
  • Participate in quarterly phone conference and attend annual on-campus Presidential reception and meeting during the Spring semester
  • Make your own leadership gift of $1,000 to the Binghamton Fund account of your choice

2017-18 Parents Leadership Council Members

Doug and Eila Girgenti, P'18
Yorktown Heights, NY

Laurence and Hilary Haber, P '20
Manhasset, NY

Darren and Susan Lampert, P '16, '17, P '20
Armonk, NY

Chris and Anne Long, P '19, P '21
Centerport, NY

Scott and Lisa Zelniker, P '17, P '18
Great Neck, NY

Lina Begdache PhD '08 and Ali Marhaba, P '16, P '20
Vestal, NY

Sharon and Peter De Lorenzo, P '20
White Plains, NY

Elliot and Joan Forchheimer, P '18, P '20
Mamaroneck, NY

Karen Fuhrman '86 and Michael '86 Kerner, P '19
Caldwell, NJ

Sal Medak, P' 19
Schoharie, NY

Marc '81 and Sherri Rozansky, P '20
Larchmont, NY

Keith and Jane '81 Ryan, P '20
Massapequa Park, NY

Eric and Linda Sachs, P '19
Huntington Station, NY

Harry '84 (Chair) and Judith '85 Sharlach, P '16, P '21, P'21
Scarsdale, NY

Barry '80 and Marjorie Strelzyn '81 Witt, P '20, P '21
Mount Kisco, NY

Jeff '87 and Ellen '89 Zomback, P '20
New Rochelle, NY

PLC parents

Additional information

To learn more about the Parents Leadership Council and how you can be involved, contact Linda Salomons.

Last Updated: 3/8/18