Parents Leadership Council


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 project(s) as a Council, based on Student Affairs priorities, to allocate funds from the Binghamton Fund for Student Life (BFSL)
  • Participate in quarterly conference call and attend on-campus meeting and reception in April
  • Make a leadership gift of a minimum $1,000 a year to the Binghamton Fund of your choice

Parents Leadership Council Members 2018-19

Marc '89 and Lynn '91 Bekerman, P '22
Syosset, NY

Seema and Jimmy Bhatt, P'22
Hopewell Junction, NY

Amy Fenster '79 and Robert Ligansky '79, P '21
New York, NY

Kiernan '86 Gibbons, P '19
Northport, NY

Eila '90 and Doug 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

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

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

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

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

Sarah and Gordon Massave, P '19, P '22
E Northport, NY

Sal Medak, P' 19
Schoharie, NY

Ed Powers, P '22
Kings Park, NY

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

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

Rex (Conrado) and Corinna Sabarre, P '21
Hopewell Junction, NY

Eric Sachs, P '19
Huntington Station, NY

Sam and Susan Schildcrout, P '21, P '23
Roslyn, 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

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