Ohio governor appoints UT senior as student trustee

August 24, 2012 | News, UToday
By Samantha Watson

Brittney Brown, a University of Toledo senior heavily involved on campus, now will be providing a student perspective to the UT Board of Trustees.

On Aug. 7, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich named Brown as the new student trustee. Her term will expire July 1, 2014.

“I’m excited to meet new people, work with people directly at the top, make those networking connections, and hopefully make a difference,” Brown said.

Student trustees are essential to the board because they offer insight from a student perspective, Brown said. They sit on one committee and are welcome to attend all committee meetings they wish to attend.

“As student members, we don’t have a vote but we have a voice,” Brown said. “The board really values our opinions.”

Brown will serve on the finance committee, which she feels will be useful to her professional career since she is a double major in accounting and marketing.

Brown serves as a University Ambassador and works in the Office of Student Involvement. In fact, the program manager in the Office of Student Involvement, Jessica Spradley, encouraged her to apply for the student trustee position.

For the 2012-13 academic year, Brown will work with fellow student trustee Josh Beekman, who has been in the position for a year. Each student trustee works for a period of two years, with a new student appointed annually so that one veteran student works with one new student.

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