Newly Elected Student Trustees – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Newly Elected Student Trustees

Edens Fleurizard ’20 and Gianna Gonzalez ’20 have been elected by their peers to serve as Junior Student Trustees. In their appointment, Fleurizard and Gonzalez will become voting members of the HWS Board of Trustees in their senior year and represent students on issues relating to the Colleges’ policies, financial health and overall welfare.

“I am looking forward to getting to know even more about every student of HWS and bringing their diverse voices to the Board of Trustees,” says Gonzalez, who is majoring in English, and media and society. “I am excited to hear the perspectives of students and find ways to create further discourse between the students and the Board.”

Within the next year, Fleurizard and Gonzalez will learn from their predecessors Gavin Gross ’19 and Caitlin Lasher ’19 as they carry out their duties on the Board of Trustees.

“I hope to help maximize student use of campus resources and expand opportunities available for students,” says Fleurizard, a philosophy major who intends to pursue a law degree.

On campus, Fleurizard is a member of the Hobart basketball team, vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha and works for the Office of Admissions. “One of the most rewarding aspects of my experience at HWS has been engaging with prospective students and parents to help personalize the admissions process. I’m looking forward to serving the Colleges in a new capacity.”

Gonzalez works at the Office of Student Activities, is a Resident Assistant and serves as the publicity manager for HWS Chorale. She previously served as an Orientation Mentor and performed in Koshare. A member of the Teacher Education Program specializing in secondary English, Gonzalez will study abroad in Germany next semester as a Blocker Fellow.

“I have been very fortunate to have a plethora of experiences on this campus. Whether it be conversations in William Smith Congress, building relationships with my professors, or participating in my work study jobs, I somehow experience something impactful almost every day,” says Gonzalez, who will work at Reunion in June. “Serving as Student Trustee allows me to honor the reason I chose to attend HWS in the first place: the community.”