Student-body election yields a win for Prince Frederick native, placing him as a member of the Board of Trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
July 25, 2002
GENEVA, N.Y.—Students at Hobart College recently elected Jonis Belu-John as their junior student trustee. He will serve a two-year term on the Board of Trustees. As a student trustee, Belu-John, a rising junior, will serve as a voice of his student body in the deliberations of the Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees. His election was in conjunction with William Smith 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.
Belu-John currently serves as the president of the Black Student Union at Hobart and William Smith and has also served as secretary and treasurer of the Hobart Student Association. He is a Project Excellence Scholar, a program founded by journalist Carl T. Rowan.
Belu-John is the son of Aniachi and Eunice Belu-John, of Prince Frederick, Md.
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.