The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently named its student representatives for the 2008-09 academic year.
Linsey M. Barker of Blacksburg, Va., a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering will serve as the graduate student representative. Barker, who is a Ph.D. candidate, earned her master's degree in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Barker has received numerous honors and awards for her leadership and service to others throughout her years of education.
Arlane Gordon-Bray of Virginia Beach, Va., a junior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences will serve as the undergraduate student representative to the board. Gordon-Bray has been actively involved all across campus, most recently serving as a resident assistant in Virginia Tech’s theme housing community, MOSAIC (Multicultural Opportunities Social Awareness Interest Community). Gordon-Bray has also been recognized with numerous honors and awards for her contributions to co-curricular and academic activities.
Every year, two student representatives are appointed to serve a one-year term on the board. Each student will sit on a committee of the governing board and serve as ex-officio members on the Commission on Student Affairs. Student representatives are non-voting members and are required to maintain contact with university faculty and administrators, the Office of President, and the Office of the Provost, as well as the Virginia Tech students that they serve.