After a close election brimming with talented and qualified candidates, the Hobart and William Smith junior trustees have been elected by their peers. Next academic year, Loren Marshall ’13 and Kees Nordin ’13 will serve as trustees 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.
“I ran for student trustee to represent the student voice at the yearly meetings, and to better bridge the gap between the trustees and the Hobart and William Smith student body,” explains Marshall, an architectural studies and urban studies double major. “I will give my utmost effort to best inform our campus about the plans of action for the future of our Colleges.”
Marshall is also a leader of the Architecture Society and attends conferences throughout the year as a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students. A member of the Koshare board, Marshall has danced and choreographed for the dance collective’s annual show, as well as played for both club lacrosse and intramural soccer teams. This past fall, she also interned at the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center, working on the “Pride in Our Pocket Parks” Campaign.
Nordin looks forward to giving back to the HWS committee through his role as student trustee. “I came to HWS excited about the opportunity to become a part of a close knit community so many miles from my home in Kentucky,” says Nordin, a political science and English double major. “I have come to know and love this institution. This enduring passion for making everything I can of this place is undoubtedly my motivation for running for student trustee.”
Active on campus, Nordin is a resident assistant and a defensive end for the Hobart Football team. He serves as a justice on the Hobart Student Court and a member of the Orange Key Society. Last spring, Nordin was awarded an internship with Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA), of the first congressional district of Washington.
“I hope to tap the skills and resources from all of my activities on campus to further this institution as student trustee,” explains Nordin. “I am hopeful that we can change the dialogue from “what could be,” “to what should be” at HWS.”