Griffin began her duties, part of which will be serving on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, with the recent board meeting Monday, Oct. 11.
The valedictorian of her graduating class from St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Griffin is very involved on UT’s campus. She was president of the Alpha Psi Chapter of the Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, secretary of University Ambassadors, chair of Student Government’s Housing and Residence Life Committee, and is a facilitator for Levis Leadership UT.
She is a resident adviser in Parks Tower and has been on the president’s and dean’s lists at the University. She also is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the Catholic Student Association.
“As a trustee, I need to take a more visionary viewpoint and think outside of the box,” Griffin said. “It is imperative to be aware of how the decision can affect the students now and 10 years from now, as well as the alumni.
“I would hope that with my experiences, I can positively supplement the current board to make a stronger and brighter future for current students and alumni.”
The new trustee is pursuing a degree in recreational therapy with a minor in psychology. After graduation, she intends to become a certified recreational therapy specialist and pursue a doctoral degree in occupational therapy at UT.
“Heather is a good selection because she is involved in many organizations,” Dean of Students Michele Martinez said. “Due to her wide array of relationships with different types of students and organizations, this gives great feedback about the everyday student to the board.”
Griffin joins current student trustee Treyken Addison on the board.