Denison University’s board of trustees has selected Colleen Boyle ’24 to serve as its two-year recent student trustee. Boyle will graduate in May with degrees in communication and psychology.

Among her accomplishments on The Hill, Boyle served as president of Denison Women in Business and as a member of the RED Corps consultant program that helped redesign student meal plans. She will lean into those experiences in August, when she begins a rotational management program with the e-commerce company McMaster-Carr.

As a recent student trustee, Boyle’s role is to represent the current student body. She will monitor student organization social media accounts and continue to meet with students across campus to maintain a “good pulse,” she says.

Boyle was intentional about taking full advantage of her time at Denison, pursuing many different experiences and connections, such as playing club baseball, writing and editing for Exile magazine, DJing for Denison’s student-run radio station, and riding on the equestrian team.

“Denison cares deeply about the individual experience,” Boyle says. “I don’t want to just give back. I want to make Denison an even better place.”

She’s already met several trustees and is impressed by their care and commitment to the college and its students. Boyle feels she has benefited from similar support from Denisonians including Julie Tucker ’09, director of family engagement and the Denison professional network, who has “invested in me, taken me to coffee dates, and included me in the ReMix and Women events,” she says.

Boyle will officially replace Rayshon (Ray) Walker ’22, who will complete his term this summer. She joins the board’s other recent student trustee, Jesse Felker ’23.

May 24, 2024