Parent Magazine

A Letter from the Chairman of the Parents Leadership Council

Jeanne Knox

Dear Fellow Parents,

The Fall semester is a time of excitement, reflection, and change for both parents and their students. In this issue of Parent, we give you a small glimpse into life on campus, sharing stories from students about building a community at Hillel House, finding friends with an extracurricular acting group, and fulfilling childhood dreams by reporting from London during the 2012 Summer Olympics. We also have some fun tips for parents—from students.

This fall has been an especially eventful one at Boston University. We kicked off the academic year by opening our brand-new, $50 million Center for Student Services. Later in September, we held a dazzling Celebration of BU event at Agganis Arena to launch a historic and first capital campaign for this great University. We also honored the College of General Studies as it celebrated its 60th anniversary. I am particularly fond of CGS, as my son, Bob, and my niece, Margaux, started their college experiences there under the excellent guidance of Dean Linda Wells and her great faculty.

Parents, our next big event, Parents Weekend, is all about you and your student. I look forward to welcoming you to campus, October 19–21, as fall continues to showcase our great University. See you there.

Best wishes,

Jeanne Knox, Chairman, Parents Leadership Council
Mother of Merrill (COM’06) and Bobby (CGS’08, SAR’10, SPH’12)

2012–2013 Parents Leadership Council

  1. George Altirs
    Saddle River, NJ
    Charlotte (CGS’12, BU’14)
  2. Kim Buttolph
    New Canaan, CT
    Kristen (CGS’10, COM’12)
  3. Marie Pinak Carr
    Washington, D.C.
    Elizabeth (SHA’10)
  4. Neal (CGS’80, CAS’82) & Diana (CAS’81, COM’82) Cohen
    New York, NY
    Lindsay (CGS’10, COM’12)
  5. Haim & Barbara Dabah
    New York, NY
    Stephen (CGS’12, BU’14)
  6. Jacqueline Dedell
    Litchfield, CT
    Skylar (CGS’10, CAS’12)
  7. Susan Domolky
    Boston, MA
    John (CGS’11, SHA’13)
  8. Lisa Gilligan
    New York, NY
    Kathryn (CGS’10, CAS’12)
    Meghan (CGS’11, COM’13)
  9. William & Debralee (CGS’76, CAS’78) Goldberg
    Ontario, Canada
    Benjamin (CGS’07, SMG’09)
  10. Prem & Mamta Gupta
    New Delhi, India
    Ishaan (SMG’10)
    Samvid (SMG’14)


  1. Jamie Harris
    New York, NY
    Daniel (CGS’11, COM’13)
  2. Lisa Stewart Jacobs

    New York, NY
    Jesse (SHA’08)
    Eric (CGS’09, SHA’12)
    Emily (COM’16)
  3. Thomas Joyce
    San Diego, CA
    Dillon (SMG’14)
  4. Sunil & Sunita Kanoria
    Kolkata, India
    Anant (CAS’12, SMG’12)
  5. Jeanne Knox
    (Chairman, PLC)
    Greenwich, CT
    Merrill (COM’06)
    Bobby (CGS’08, SAR’10, SPH’12)
  6. Steve & Julie Lifton
    Sands Point, NY
    Ali (CGS’12, COM’14)
  7. Damelys Marin
    Weston, CT
    Daniel (COM’15)
  8. Marten & Annika Mickos
    Los Altos, CA
    Johan (ENG’14)
  9. Paul & Becky Moir
    Los Angeles, CA
    Dylan (COM’12)
  10. Gurramkonda N. & G. V. Naidu
    Peoria, IL
    Harini (CAS’08, MED’11)
  11. Karma Roberts
    Oakland, CA
    Mark (CGS’06, CAS’08)
    Hilary (CGS’10, COM’12)


  1. Jay & Liz Roewe
    Los Angeles, CA
    Chris (COM’14)
  2. Betsey Ruprecht
    Greenwich, CT
    Andrew (CGS’11, SHA’13)
    Charles (CGS’11, SHA’13)
  3. Ian and Lisa Schapiro
    Pacific Palisades, CA
    Shaun (CGS’13, BU’15)
  4. Yannis Skoufalos &
    Maria Kalomenidou

    Mason, OH
    Georgios (ENG’15)
  5. Mark B. Smith
    Calabasas, CA
    Spencer (CAS’15)
  6. Tessa Smith McGovern
    Westport, CT
    Danielle (CGS’13, BU’15)
  7. Christina Strassfield
    East Hampton, NY
    Zoe (CAS’15)
  8. Elaine Szujewski
    Chicago, IL
    Peter (CAS’12)
  9. Maria Vecchiotti
    New York, NY
    Stephen Tanico (CAS’13)
  10. William & Olivia Weeks
    Southport, CT
    William (CGS’06, CAS’08)
    Whitney (CGS’08, CAS’10)
    Olivia (CGS’10, CAS’12)
  11. Wayne (CAS’79) & Deborah Zuckerman
    Livingston, NJ
    Andrew (CGS’13, BU’15)