Roger Parent is a Trustee of the South Bend Community School Corporation. He is a founder and President of World RogerDignity, Inc., a nonprofit organization with programs and activities in Thailand, India, and South Bend, Indiana.
Roger has an extensive history with the Peace Corps. He was one of the first Peace Corps Volunteers, serving in Thailand Group 1 for two years ending in August, 1963, and he was Director of the Peace Corps in Haiti and Grenada in the late 1980’s. He served South Bend, Indiana, as Councilman from 1972 to 1979 and as its Mayor from 1980 to 1988.
Roger was born in Lille, Maine. He attended elementary school in Lille, and was salutatorian of his class at Van Buren Boys High School (Maine). He earned a Bachelor degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics, from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, (1961) and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Notre Dame (1966)
Roger Parent and his spouse Rolande (Ouellette) Parent, (born in Van Buren, Maine) have four children and six grandchildren. They live in South Bend, Indiana.