Meet the Parent Council

Did you know that there is a special group of parents who serve the College by serving other Wheaton parents?


The Parent Council is a group of parents who help with the hospitality of parent events during Orientation and Family Weekend and serve as a resource to the College on issues unique to current parents. Most importantly, the Parent Council is on hand to serve as a resource to you.  Email us at if you'd like to get in touch with any members of the Parent Council, and we will help connect you. 

Parent Council 2015-16 

Michele Archambault

Michele Archambault

Chicago, IL
Student: Morgan '18   
Major: English Literature
Enjoys talking with parents about:
Student Orchestra, Residence Life, and Wheaton's commitment to spiritual life and growth
Fun fact: Michele loves life in Chicago and is active in small group ministry at two different churches.

Dabbs-Mary Cavin 

Dabbs & Mary Cavin

Little Rock, AR
Student: Kate '18
Major: Business/Economics
Enjoy talking with parents about:
Wheaton Passage: service opportunities through the Office of Christian Outreach.
Fun fact: Dabbs & Mary first came to know Wheaton while working with HNGR interns through Opportunity International in Kigali, Rwanda.


Kent '85 & Cindy Neff Cochrum '85

Northwoods, IL
Student: Caleb '17
Major: Physics/Secondary Education
Enjoy talking with parents about: Student leadership opportunities; the changing role of parents throughout the college years
Fun fact: Kent and Cindy met as students in the Wheaton Conservatory


Kirt and Carol Eldredge

West Des Moines, IA
Student: Will '16  
Enjoy talking with parents about: Residence Life and Wheaton's Resident Assistant (R.A.) training program
Fun fact: Kirt & Carol have served on the Parent Council since the second half of their older daughter Emma's ('13) freshman year!


Jennifer Good '85

Milwaukee, WI
Student: Ellen '17  
Major: History
Enjoys talking with parents about: Outdoor education and leadership opportunities at HoneyRock; Wheaton's pre-med program
Fun fact: Jennifer's Wheaton undergraduate degree in history ultimately led to a career in internal and palliative medicine.


Kirk and Ratana Ito

Indianapolis, IN
Student: Rebecca '17  
Major: History/HNGR certificate
Enjoy talking with parents about: Their involvement with Wheaton's international students; the value of a liberal arts education at Wheaton
Fun fact: Kirk serves on the Parent Advisory Council of Indiana's Institute for Quality Education.


Sharon Jacob

Grand Prairie, TX
Student: Morgan '17 
Major: International Relations
Enjoys talking with parents about: Professors' mentorship of students, Wheaton cheerleading, Student Government
Fun fact: Sharon teaches elementary school, is active in her church's small group ministry, and loves to cook.


Rick and Becky Lopez

Laredo, TX
Student: Christopher '17  
Major: English Literature
Enjoy talking with parents about: Passage, Men's Glee Club, and professors' involvement with students
Fun fact: When they're not cheering on the Wheaton Thunder, Rick and Becky are proudly cheering on the Aggies, from their alma mater, Texax A&M.  They also love the outdoors, traveling, and having friends over for dinner.


Jeff and Patty Klepack Mann '82

Wheaton, IL
Students: Kevin '16 and Katie '18
Majors: Math/Economics; Applied Health Science
Enjoy talking with parents about: Wheaton Passage; Wheaton in the Holy Lands; Residence Hall life; parenting transitions between high school and college
Fun fact: With their house just a few blocks from campus, Jeff and Patty are frequent hosts of students; their annual Super Bowl party is a student favorite.


Kemp '90 and Rosalyn Ferris Otto '90

Winston-Salem, NC
Students: Will '17, Anna '19
Enjoy talking with parents about: ROTC; the experience of TCK students; Christian Service Council; HNGR
Fun fact: Kemp and Rosalyn met the second week of their freshman year, but were only good friends until their senior year. Their family loves hiking and anything involving the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Jack and Robin Savidge

Lindenwold, NJ
Student: Joshua '17
Major: Undeclared
Enjoy talking with parents about: Study Abroad; Gospel Choir; student involvement in local churches
Fun fact: Both Jack and Robin are high school teachers, and both are involved in the mission program at The King's Christian School where Jack is Director of Spiritual Life.


Don and Sharon Stamper Thompson

Zionsville, IN
Student: Sarah '17
Major: Elementary Education
Enjoy talking with parents about: Wheaton Passage; the Wheaton Science Station in the Black Hills; Wheaton's Biblical Archaeology major; student service opportunities
Fun fact: Sharon was first introduced to Wheaton through an elective course she took in Wheaton's Graduate School.

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