Governor Kasich has appointed Marlee Martin, a junior international relations student from Circleville, Ohio, as student trustee on the Shawnee State University Board to serve a two-year term.
“I’ve had such amazing experiences and opportunities at Shawnee State University,” Martin said. “I’m looking forward to building upon those experiences as a student trustee and learning more about how decisions are made that impact students.”
Martin is a 2012 graduate of Logan Elm High School. Since enrolling at Shawnee State University, she has become involved in various student organizations, clubs, and activities, including serving as a member of the Student Government Association, Emerging Leaders, Orientation Leaders, and Theta Phi Alpha sorority. She is also a member of the Honors Program and serves as vice president of Phi Eta Sigma honors fraternity.
Martin completed an internship in SSU’s Center for International Programs and Activities (CIPA) and served on SSU’s International Forum and participated in Model Arab League.
Martin was also part of a special topics class that involved asset mapping of Adams County and was invited to present at an Appalachian Regional Commission conference in Washington, DC, as part of class.
This summer, Martin completed an internship in Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, where she says she learned a great deal about government and advocacy.
“I met so many different people during the internship,” Martin said. “There were college students from all over Ohio and I had the chance to answer phone calls and learn more about a broad spectrum of issues and concerns.”
SSU President Rita Rice Morris said that having the student viewpoint on the Board of Trustees is important.
“We rely on student trustees to provide the student perspective,” Morris said. “Marlee has been extremely involved in many aspects of student life here at Shawnee State and will do an outstanding job. We are fortunate to have her on the board for the next two years.”