I am extremely excited to welcome you and your family to the Transylvania family! Every year, hundreds of parents just like you entrust us with the intellectual, social and emotional growth of their students. It is a privilege we take very seriously, and it is part of the reason that Transylvania University continues to excel as a leader in higher education.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping all students achieve their full potential. We know that providing families with the information they need is an important part of student success. We hope that our Office of Parent and Family Programs can assist with just that. You will also find additional information in the university catalog.
We invite you to participate in campus activities throughout the year, including Family Weekend, lectures, concerts, plays and sporting events. You can keep up to date through our events calendar and a Facebook page designed specifically for parents and families. By becoming involved in the Transylvania community, you will see firsthand the personal attention your student receives here.
As the director of student transitions, I have the honor of getting to know all of our students during orientation and their first year on campus. It is one of the blessings of our intimate campus. I look forward to talking with them informally and supporting their best efforts on stage, in the concert hall, on the playing field and elsewhere.
There will be many enjoyable moments over the next few years. But perhaps none will be more rewarding than seeing your students walk across the stage, accepting their diploma, at Commencement. We’ll get there together, as members of the Transylvania family.
Welcome to your family’s home away from home.
Hannah Piechowski, PhD
Director of Student Transitions and Parent and Family Programs
“I am thrilled that my son chose Transylvania. He has been very happy there, and I feel like he is part of a community and not just an anonymous face in a sea of thousands of faces…. We love everything about the Transy experience.”
-- Diane Parr Murray, parent
Parent and Family Advisory Board
The Parent and Family Advisory Board is responsible for providing feedback on programs and services for parents and family members to the Director of Student Transitions and Parent and Family Programs. Members will be responsible for creating and promoting a strong network for other parents and family members. Twelve parents or guardians of current students will constitute the board. Board positions will last for the tenure of their students' enrollment. Members of the board participate in conference calls and meetings in the Fall and Spring.
Dr. Natacha Yacinthe