In an incredibly close student trustee campaign boasting a remarkable 17 candidates, Caroline Demeter ’15 and Nicolas Stewart ’15 have been elected as the Hobart and William Smith junior student trustees for the next academic year. The two, who were selected by their peers following a run-off election, will serve on the HWS Board of Trustees.
Each spring semester, students elect one rising junior from each of the Colleges to serve as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees for one academic year. In their senior year, student trustees become voting members of the board.
Demeter, an environmental studies and biology double major, is excited to work collaboratively with students and other members of the HWS community to make positive changes on our campus.
As a member of the Leadership Certificate Program and a past participant of the Centennial Center for Leadership’s (CCL) Leadership Institute Conferences, Demeter sees the position as a chance to expand her leadership skill set. “I hope to continue to grow as a leader and to inspire students to become more involved in campus and community activities,” says Demeter. “I plan to listen to students’ concerns and work hard to make HWS a better place for all of us.”
In addition to her work at CCL, Demeter is president of Koshare and has participated in the Faculty Dance Concert and the Junior Senior Dance Concert. She is a member of William Smith Congress and of the Hope Theme House, and serves as the team development chair for Relay for Life. On campus, she works in the Admissions Office.
Stewart, an architectural studies major, looks forward to contributing to the Board and the campus as a whole. “I care a lot about our campus so I want to make sure that things are done efficiently and effectively – even after I graduate,” says Stewart. “I believe our Colleges can gain a broader perspective on how things work – and what is needed in order to progress.”
As Vice President of Hobart Student Government, Stewart has already devoted time to creating a more engaged community on campus. “I hope to promote inclusivity amongst our student body – and to increase in student engagement,” explains Stewart.
On campus, Stewart is president and captain of the HWS Track & Field Club, a member of a cappella group A Perfect Third, and music chair of the Campus Activities Board.