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Bart RussonBart Russon

2017-2018 President

Lives: Salt Lake City, Utah

Student: Sophomore & Junior

Email Address: bmrrrr@mac.com

Reason for Joining: I went to Parent & Family Orientation with my son and was reminded of all the fun and informational                                             things that are ongoing at the U on a daily basis beyond sports.  At lunch we ran across the Parent Association table and I                                               thought "What a great way to stay connected with my son's experience as well as to enrich my own connection to the U and                                           be a part of making the U an even greater place for all of us."


Kevin Schlangen

Kevin Schlangen

2017-2018 Vice President

Lives: Sandy, Utah

Student: Junior

Email Address: Kevin.Schlangen@alloyacorp.org

Reason for Joining:  I joined the EC to stay involved with my daughter’s college experience. I am an alum of the U and am a                                           strong supporter of the institution. When I was a student in the 80s there was nothing close to the Parent Association and                                             students were primarily on their own. This committee is devoted to being that link between parents and their students while                                         at the University of Utah. I find it rewarding and inspiring to be a part of the organization.


 

Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson 

2017-2018 Vice President

Lives: Park City, Utah

Student: Sophomore

Email Address: ben@andersonlawoffices.net

Reason for Joining:My wife and I met Bart and Larry at the New Student/Parent Orientation and we were extremely                                                       impressed by the Parent Association’s level of commitment and involvement in being both a resource for parents of U                                                    students as well as a conduit for concerns and ideas for improving the overall parent experience at the U.  I wanted to be a                                            part of that effort and to be as connected as possible with my son’s experience at the U.


Larry Newhall

Larry Newhall

2016-2017 Immediate Past President

Lives: Heber City, Utah

Students: Senior

Email Address: newhallassociates@comcast.net

Reason for Joining:  My reason for getting involved with the Executive Committee at the U is the opportunity to have a                                                    positive impact on my children’s chosen educational institution.


Joy Scott

Joy Scott

Lives: Sandy, Utah

Student: Junior

Email Address: joysie9@hotmail.com

Reason for Joining: I decided to join the Parent Association Executive Committee after my husband and daughter attended   the U's orientation. They were so impressed with the U and all this institution has to offer. By getting involved, I continue to   learn more about this university and hope to make it even better for all the students, today and in the future. 


Debra Pollard

Debra Pollard

Lives: Park City, Utah

Student: Junior

Email Address: snowmom56@gmail.com

Reason for Joining: As a new resident of Utah, getting involved with the Executive Committee of the University's Parent Association I believe will expedite my learning about the U's activities, what it has to offer overall, and how my son can benefit even more from his experience here.  In return for that knowledge, I look forward to contributing my abilities to                                                 further the growth of the organization in any way I can.


Holly Fiefia

Holly Fiefia

Lives: Salt Lake City, Utah

Student: Senior

Email Address: hfiefia@utah.gov

Reason for Joining: I joined the Executive Committee to get more information on how I could help my son have a better college experience. I wanted to see how the University of Utah helps parents and students stay connected to all the things that the University has to offer. I want to help minority parents see how they can influence their sons and daughters to be                                             a part of the U of U family because there are so many wonderful opportunities for them right here in Salt Lake City.


Jolene Goff

Jolene Goff

Lives: Clearfield, Utah

Student: Sophomore

Email Address: jolene.goff@gmail.com

Reason for Joining: I wanted to get involved and be supportive of my student’s educational advancement. Being involved in the Parent Association has allowed me to keep abreast of events and develop opportunities which provide both students and parents with a rewarding U experience.  I wanted to help promote and add value to programs for all U students—by                                               supporting scholastic and funding initiatives that directly impact our students.


Darrin Guevara

Darrin Guevara

Lives: Draper, Utah

Student: Sophomore

Email Address: darrin@huntelectric.com

Reason for Joining: I joined to learn more about the U, and how I could help my daughter get and stay involved. Our family has been a proud supporter of the University for several years. I want to continue that tradition in a more hands on way. Joining the Parents Association’s Executive Committee is also a direct avenue to meet other parents and help them                                                           understand the many programs their child has as they transition from High School to The University.


Scott McFarland

Scott McFarland 

Lives: Moab, Utah

Student: Sophomore

Email Address: scott@highpointhummer.com

Reason for Joining:Being a member of the Parent Association Executive Committee will allow me to support many of the great programs at the University of Utah and also to be involved with my students' education.  I believe my participation will allow me to become more aware of the opportunities available at the U.


Gregory Sholeff

Gregory Sholeff 

Lives: Las Vegas, Nevada

Student: First Year

Email Address: gregorysholeffmd@yahoo.com

Reason for Joining:Like many parents, we place a high priority on the education of our children. In joining the Parent Association’s Executive Committee, I hope to gain a deeper knowledge of this incredible University, support its mission and values, and share this knowledge with other parents committed to the ongoing scholarship of their children.


Beverly and Art VallettaBeverly and Art Valletta

Beverly and Art Valletta

Lives: Draper, Utah

Student: First Year

Email Address: b.valletta63@gmail.com & art.valletta@BP.com

Reason for Joining:
Beverly: I joined the Executive Committee to get more information on how I could help our daughter have a great college experience. Since the days of preschool, being a part of her education has been the most part of my life…she has been my “career”; HR administration following as my “job!”  The University of Utah has so much to offer, and I know that we have only scratched the surface.  This is our chance…she as a student and my husband and I as her parents to make certain these four years are the best!-;
Art: As a member of the Executive Committee, I have been  be given the opportunity to volunteer my time to help enhance the experience of students, parents and the entire University of Utah community. The bonus is the ability to stay close to our daughter and support her during her tenure at the U  .


Bridgette Barrowes

Bridgette Barrowes

Lives: Millcreek, Utah

Student: First Year

Email Address: d_c_t_u@yahoo.com

Reason for Joining: I've always been involved in my children's education by being an active member of the PTA group. Joining the University of Utah Executive Committee provides me with the opportunity to stay involved and enjoy being a part of my child's educational experience. This experience is of great value to me as a parent.


Jane Moffat

Jane Moffat 

Lives: Farmington, Utah

Student: Sophomore

Email Address: mojano@msn.com

Reason for Joining:Sending my first child to college felt a little overwhelming!  During orientation I stopped by the parent hospitality room. Talking to other parents that had been through the process was invaluable. I wanted to be in a position to offer assistance and support to other parents. I like feeling connected to the university and staying informed about all of the                                         amazing opportunities that are available at the U.  Go Utah!!!!


Laura Rasmussen

Laura Rasmussen 

Lives: Ogden, Utah

Student: First Year

Email Address: lmr_law@hotmail.com

Reason for Joining:"It takes a village to raise a child."  When I attended orientation, I was impressed to learn that the U shares this philosophy and acknowledges that a partnership between the University and parents is vital to a student's success.  I joined the Executive Committee to promote this philosophy and make a positive and meaningful contribution to                                           the University community.  When my daughter began her college education, leaving our small village to join the larger                                                    University village, I wanted to continue to be involved in "village life" and being a part of this organization enables me to do                                            so.

Last Updated: 6/21/17