Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


 Welcome Message from Our Chairs

Dear Southwestern University Parents:

We want to extend a warm welcome to you from the Parent Leadership Gift Council (PLGC)! We look forward to encouraging additional parents to join our efforts in supporting Southwestern University’s mission of engaging minds and transforming lives.

Through the PLGC, your family has an opportunity to be part of something significant at SU and to further the Southwestern Experience with your time, talents and financial gifts.

We offer our gratitude to past chairs Melissa and Sean Burke, who brought a passion for Southwestern to every activity and meeting. We look forward to continuing to grow this group of Pirate parents and increasing our positive impact on the University.

Members of the PLGC will continue to mentor incoming families and engage with University leadership, including with President Edward Burger, at our meetings held during Homecoming and Spring Family Day. These meetings offer a glimpse into life at Southwestern and showcase the University’s unique curricular and co-curricular offerings.

To learn more about the PLGC, please visit “About the PLGC.” And, if you haven’t already, please join the SU Parents Facebook page!


Warm Regards,

Robin and Doug McDurham, Waco, TX
Parents of Dakota ’16 and Zane, Class of 2020