The Board of Visitors has named Melinda Cep of Cordova, Md., as its undergraduate student representative for the 2004-2005 academic year. Cep, along with a graduate student representative, will serve as a liaison between Virginia Tech students and the Board of Visitors.
As part of her responsibilities, Cep must maintain contact with the administration, including the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and Virginia Tech students. Cep will present ideas and viewpoints of students to the Board of Visitors and serve on specific task forces or search committees.
Cep, a senior majoring in animal and poultry sciences and biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, hopes to improve communication between the Board of Visitors and the student body. "I appreciate the opportunity to represent the opinions and concerns of the undergraduates at Virginia Tech, and am excited to represent their interests on the Board," Cep said.
Cep has served in many university organizations, including Block & Bridle, Poultry Club, Alpha Zeta and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also has served as a teaching assistant and a member to the Virginia 4-H Poultry Judging Team.