Junior Jacob Conway named Student Trustee to SMU’s governing board

Junior Jacob Conway has been chosen to serve as the Student Trustee for the 2015-2016 academic year.

“I am very excited to work with Dr. Vogel as well as my fellow Student Representatives to the Board,” Conway said. “It is such an exceptional group of hardworking and responsible individuals who genuinely care about the well-being of the University and the student body.”

As Student Trustee, Conway will serve as a full voting member of the SMU Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees consists of 41 other members and serves as the governing board of the university. SMU is one of few universities that chooses one student to serve as a full voting member on its governing board.

Conway will be sitting on the OE2C Steering Committee and will chair a committee of the Student Representatives and Student Body President. He will also be serving on other committees that have yet to be selected.

“I intend to act as a voice for the student body, but I feel that it is just as important for me to act as a voice to the students,” Conway said. “I will do my best to keep students informed and educated about the decisions being made for the University.”

Conway is a Hunt Scholar majoring in finance and minoring in advertising. He is a member of the Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, and a general member of Spectrum. Conway currently interns for Highland Capital Management and will continue this internship through the summer.

Eight other students were selected to serve as representatives to the Board of Trustees’ standing committees.

Emily Dombrowski will serve as representative to Academic Policy, Planning and Management, JB Stockslager to Athletics, Kelsey McLaughlin to Buildings and Grounds, Max Agadoni to Development and External Affairs, Colleen McKenzie to Finance and Audit Liason, John Shawkey to Investments, and Vafa Behzadpour and Jennifer Zots to Student Affairs.

Conway looks forward to serving as the Student Trustee during the upcoming year.

“As the student trustee I will work diligently to make sure that the success and growth of the University does not end with the Second Century Campaign,” he said.

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