Parents Promoting Diversity

Our Mission

To enhance the academic and co-curricular environment at Rockhurst High School (RHS) by promoting ethnic and cultural diversity in the recruitment and retention of students.

The concept of Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. Understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences is key. These dimensions can include race and ethnicity but also includes socio-economic status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, age or other ideologies. PPD’s main goals are to insure that any student new to Rockhurst and/or Jesuit ideals and Catholic-education have a smooth transition and, to encourage and assist everyone to be successful.


2015-16 Officers


Andrea Taylor


Monique Freese


Ruth Brito

For more information please email:

Welcome Back To School - Student & Family Backyard Mixer

Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Send a note to the club email to RSVP

All RHS parents and guardians are invited to attend our scheduled meetings and activities.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the designated month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Van Dyke Board Room located on the 3rd floor of Rockhurst High School.

2015-16 Scheduled Meeting Dates:

September 8
October 13
November 10
February 9
March 8
April 12

5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Rockhurst High's Chapel of the Sacred Heart.  Flyer here.

Graduating Seniors Farewell/Incoming Freshmen Welcoming Reception

Monday, April 25, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the McGee Hall of Rockhurst

Diversity Dialogue

In honor of Cornell Ellis, Sr., the first PPD Chairperson (2006-2007); members of Parents Promoting Diversity purchased and donated a bookcase to the Rockhurst Library, entitled “Diversity Dialogue.” It was dedicated in his memory and will prominently feature multicultural books, videos, and reference materials to enhance the school’s academic environment with multicultural resources.

Contact Department

Moira Healy
Director of Parent Engagement and Major Events 
(816) 363-2036 x 582

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