Prairie Stars Family Association (PSFA)

The Prairie Stars Family Association (PSFA) was founded in the Fall of 2015 to support UIS parents, guardians, and family members by promoting shared experiences among UIS family members and help them feel more connected to UIS and their students.

PSFA members will work closely with the Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations (NSOPR) to meet these goals by assisting with the planning and coordination of events sponsored by the Office of New Student Orientation & Parent Relations including Family Weekend, parent panels during summer orientation, and socials before the Welcome BBQ at the beginning of Launch Week (August Orientation).

Membership in the Prairie Stars Family Association is FREE to the parents, legal guardians, and family members of currently enrolled UIS students. To join PSFA as a general member complete the online form or email the Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations at UISOrientation@uis.edu.

Incoming and Outgoing board members
Incoming and Outgoing PSFA Board Members at the Annual Meeting at Family Weekend, October 2018. From Left to right: Jill Kanka-Matoka (Secretary 2018-19); Bibianna Tohme (Treasurer, 2018-19); Angela Kneer (Out-going President 2017-18); Deanna Shane (Out-going Vice President 2017-18); Joyce Nelson (Vice President 2018-19 and Out-going Secretary 2017-18).

2018-2019 PSFA Executive Board 

President: Ellin Lotspiech
Vice President:  – Joyce Nelson
Secretary:  vacant
Treasurer: Bibbiana Tohme

UIS Liason: Lisa McGuire, Director, New Student Orientation &  Parent Relations

The annual meeting for the PSFA is held in October during Family Weekend and is open to all parents, legal guardians, and family members.  Executive Board elections will be held each October at the annual meeting. Like the PSFA Facebook page to connect with other parent and family members.

PSFA Constitution and Bylaws version September 2015 (pdf)

PSFA Executive Board Candidate Form (If you are interested in running for an Executive Board position

Alternative Fundraiser

You don’t have to bake, buy things you don’t need, or beg your friends to support your student.  Out Alternative Fundraiser, allows guilt and clutter free giving to support PSFA and UIS students.

PSFA Alternative Fundraiser Letter 2019

Alternative Fundraiser form 2019