Troy native wins student-body election earning a seat on the Board of Trustees of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
July 25, 2002
GENEVA, N.Y.—Students at William Smith College recently elected Jessica Miller as their junior student trustee. She will serve a two-year term on the Board of Trustees. As a student trustee, Miller, a rising junior, will serve as a voice of her student body in the deliberations of the Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees. Her election was in conjunction with Hobart College’s Student Trustee election.
Student trustees help make decisions on a range of issues that affect the Colleges. Each spring semester, students of both colleges elect one rising junior from each college 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.
Miller, a public policy major, recently served as secretary for the Executive Board of William Smith Congress and is a representative on the Student Life Task Force.
Miller is the daughter of Thomas and Denise Miller, of Troy, N.Y.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletics programs, student governments, and traditions.