CONTACT: TOM SNEE
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by calling the on-campus liaison at (319) 335-3557.