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Release: Dec. 16, 2002

Schaller named interim president of UI Parents Association

Darlene Schaller has been appointed interim president of the University of Iowa Parents Association board, replacing Jim Waterbury as head of the organization for the remainder of the academic year.

Currently living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Schaller and her husband Russell have been members of the Parents Association since 1991 and she served as its president from 1993-1996. The Schallers have two sons associated with the UI; Jonathan completed his undergraduate degree from the UI, as well as a master’s degree in finance, and Jeffrey is currently a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

All parents and guardians of undergraduate students are automatically members of the Parents Association, which was established in 1955 as the Dads Association and became the UI Parents Association in 1971. The organization was created to bring about a closer relationship among parents, students and the university. The Parents Association can be contacted at by calling the on-campus liaison at (319) 335-3557.