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July 22, 2014

Parents Council

        PBA's Parents Council
        PBA's Parents Council

As PBA parents, your opinions, your ideas and your concerns are our main priority. You are not only members of our family but also partners in the educational process.

This vision is the foundation of the Parents Council, an initiative that strives to provide effective parent-university interaction through events and services, as well as publications.

There are many ways to get involved in PBA life. Support your student with e-mails, phone calls, and in prayer and being aware of the many student support services the University offers.

Stay informed by reading newsletters or magazines sent by the University. Attend campus events. Spread the word about PBA by talking to prospective parents. Listening to the concerns of other parents and sharing these concerns with PBA administrators is a primary responsibility of the Parents Council.


Parents Council Responsibilities

  • Communications: Responsible for creating and disseminating a variety of communications to current and prospective parents via personal contact, e-mail and regular mail.
  • Special Events: Assist in promoting and facilitating special PBA events such as Welcome Week, SOAR, College Fairs, Regional Parent Fellowships, Family Weekend and Commencement. Activities include assisting with student move-in, meeting and greeting prospective parents and planning fellowships.
  • Fund-Raising: Parents Fund


Sherrell and Duane Smith, co-chairs of PBA's Parents Council. Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private, accredited, Christ-centered college located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Sherrell and Duane Smith, Co-chairs

Parents Council Committee members:

  • Duane and Sherrell Smith - Co-chairs
  • Rich and Catherine Berlanti
  • William and Cynthia Campbell
  • Wayne and Deretta Cotton - Founding members 
  • Mike and Colleen DeGraaf
  • Mark and Barbara Deutschle
  • Eric and Jennifer Duncan
  • David and Kathy Fox  
  • Mike and Christy Lubben 
  • Brad and Debbie Mason
  • David and Darlene Miller
  • Greg and Lisa Mills
  • Al and Keri Thornton
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
888-GO-TO-PBA 888-468-6722