Parent Advisory Board
The Learning Center established a Parent Advisory Board in the Spring of 2016. The primary role of this board is to provide a parent perspective as decisions are being made and to bring forth parent concerns or questions. The Parent Advisory Board attempts to meet on a monthly basis but meets a minimum of one time per semester. The Board is made up of five to seven parents, one teacher, the assistant director and director.
Current Parent Advisory Board
Cindy has a daughter in the Yellow Family. She also has a UCLC Alum who comes back to enjoy her summers at the Learning Center. Cindy teaches in the History Department at UND.
Please feel free to email Cindy with questions, concerns, or general comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa works for the Grand Forks PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) as a 911 Dispatcher. The PSAP is a direct communication link for 33 agencies in the Grand Forks county. In her role, Vanessa provides a single point of contact for Grand Forks county and the cities therein for immediate and direct access to fire, police, and medical services. Vanessa is a parent to a current member of the blue family.
Jun Ge is a Reservoir Engineer at the EERC, where his work focuses on developing geophysical and geomechanical models of the subsurface and running dynamic simulations to determine the long-term fate of produced/injected fluids, including hydrocarbons, CO2, and brine, using oil and gas industry simulation software. He holds a M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University; a second M.S. degree in Economic Geology from Peking University, Bejing, China; and a B.S. degree in Geology from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.
Besides being a parent to a current Purple Family member and a Purple Family alum, Suzanne works at Northwestern Mental Health Center as a Mental Health Practitioner and Quality Assurance Specialist. She provides mental health services to adults with serious and persistent mental health needs as well as providing training and technical supervision for our Adult Services staff.
Michele is an Assistant Professor in English at Bemidji State University. Her four girls have all been through UCLC, so they have been around for the last 8 or 9 years. In her spare time, Michele reads, plays with her dogs, does yoga, crochet, and travels when she can.