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Grad student representative appointed to BOV

By Matt Winston

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 31 - May 22, 1997

Michael Herndon of Farmville was named the 1997-98 graduate-student representative to Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors.

The undergraduate and graduate-student representatives to the Board of Visitors are non-voting members. Appointed annually, the students are selected through a competitive review process. Virginia Tech is the only university in the state to have both an undergraduate and graduate-student representatives on their governing boards.

Herndon will serve as a liaison between board members and the graduate-student population. "I view this position as an opportunity to serve the university, especially my colleagues in the Graduate School. I hope to continue to build upon the great work of my predecessor, Chris Bunin, by coordinating town meetings for graduate students, meeting with student leaders from various organizations and publishing pertinent information related to graduate education at the university," Herndon said

Herndon is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with an emphasis in college student-affairs administration.

He received both his bachelor's in communication studies and his master's in student development in higher education from Howard University. He worked at the Longwood College Division of Student Affairs as a residence education coordinator from 1989-1995.

His civic and professional activities have included membership on the Prince Edward County School Board, Longwood College Staff Advisory Committee, Race Street Baptist Church and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.