National Parents Council

The Parents Council is an active and enthusiastic group of parents whose purpose is to involve UNC Asheville parents in campus and regional activities that promote the University, enrich their students' college experience, nurture student career opportunities, support the financial needs of the University, and make the university process a positive one for all involved.  

The Council meets twice a year on campus with the Chancellor, academic leaders and senior administration; hosts summer events for incoming students and parents as requested; acts as ambassadors for the University by connecting future UNC Asheville students in their home communities; and spreads the word about UNC Asheville! 

Parents make leadership annual gifts to be part of this select group on campus. You can learn more about the Council by calling Sallie Broach at 828-232-2407.

Council Members

Lisa & Mark Knollman, ​C​o-​C​hairs
Christopher Knollman 
​Asheville, NC​

Derrick Boone
Mattie Boone 
Jake Boone 
Winston-Salem, NC

Lisa & Jim Brueggemann
Christiana Brueggemann​ 
Davidson, NC​

David & Libby Freedman
Gary Freedman​ 
Winston-Salem, NC​

Lisa & Jim Gallaher
Lissette Gallaher 
Winston-Salem, NC

Lynne Harlan
Watson Harlan 
Cherokee, NC

Brian & Renee Kelly
Caroline Kelly 
Charlotte, NC

Chris & Mark Lenderman
Jake Lenderman 
Asheville, NC

Orlando Nieves & Brunilda Lugo
Orlando Nieves-Lugo 
Biltmore Lake, NC

Copland & Steve Rudolph
Bow 
Asheville, NC

Susan Thomas
Dylan Weinert 
Huntersville, NC

Glenda & Clint Weinert
Dylan Weinert 
Asheville, NC

Jennifer & Chris Kwiatkowsky
Grace Kwiatkowsky
Davidson, NC

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Nancy J. Cable, Chancellor

Dr. Bill Haggard, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Sallie Broach, Major Gift​s​ Officer