Get Involved

Johnson & Wales University recognizes that you are a very important partner in your student’s success. Parent & Family Relations helps you stay connected to campus and serves as your ongoing resource throughout your student’s college career.

Parent & Family Advisory Board

Wildcat parents and families get involved by serving on our Parent & Family Advisory Board (PFAB). The PFAB consists of family members from each class year. They meet on campus and serve as ambassadors, hosts at many events, and as resources for our parent and family community. The PFAB consists of committees who communicate in between meetings to accomplish their goals. At most meetings, a member of the JWU community visits to address issues of importance to our parent and family community. Frequent presenters include the CEO and President, the Executive Director of Campus Safety & Security, the Director of Experiential Education & Career Services, and other administrators from key areas.

Parent & Family Advisory Board Postcard (200K PDF)


The Johnson & Wales University Parent & Family Advisory Board (PAB) serves the university and the parent and family community by:

  • Sharing their own experiences to promote the university to interested students and their families
  • Welcoming new students and their families at university events
  • Sharing information about JWU resources, and what is expected of their student
  • Advocating for parents and families
  • Encouraging parents and families to get involved with the JWU community
  • ollaborating with the university to create the best living and learning environment for students

How do I get involved on the Parent & Family Advisory Board?

New parents and families who are interested in more information about the Parent & Family Advisory Board are encouraged to speak with a board member at our campus events. You can also contact Parent & Family Relations at 401-598-2895.

PFAB membership does require an application process.

  • New member applications are available during New Student & Family Orientation and at Homecoming & Family Weekend. Candidates may also submit the online application provided below.
  • Your application will be reviewed and a current board member will contact you to discuss the process of selection, membership requirements, etc.
  • This position is a non-paid, volunteer appointment.
  • The motivation for volunteering is to collaborate with the university to create the best learning and living environments on campus for our students.
  • If you have any questions about your application, email