The Denison University Board of Trustees has elected Fatimah Elghazawi ‘21 to serve as the newest Recent Student Trustee.
Elghazawi will graduate from Denison this May with her B.A. in International Studies and French. She has been a very active and engaged leader on campus during her Denison career. Among her many roles are Co-President of the First Generation Network, Co-President of the Muslim Student Association, Lead Coordinator for Refugee Awareness Week, and Class of 2021 Co-Governor. Elghazawi also serves as a Senior Docent in the Office of Admission, a Community Advisor with Residential Communities, a Student Development Internship Coordinator, and a June Orientation Student Advisor.
The Board of Trustees consists of thirty-seven members plus the president of the university. Two of the Trustee positions are reserved for recent students who are asked to maintain a connection with and represent the current student body. Each year, a new Recent Student Trustee is selected from the graduating senior class to serve a two-year term. Thus, there is always one new and one experienced Recent Student Trustee, and the two have an opportunity to work together to bring helpful perspectives to the work of the Board.
Recent Student Trustees are selected through a process beginning with an invitation to all members of the Denison community to submit nominations. A screening committee of students, faculty, and staff reviews the nominations and recommends top candidates to the Board of Trustees, who make the final selection of the candidate.