FAQ: What Does the BOV Student Representative Do?

Posted: September 9, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This frequently asked questions column appears in the Daily Gazette every Monday. All questions originate from the green comment boxes located throughout the university, or are items brought to the attention of the Quality of Work Life Committee. Answers are supplied by the appropriate academic unit, department, or office. One question is answered per week.

Q: What does the Board of Visitors (BOV) student representative do?

A: The student member and/or alternate serve as a liaison for student concerns. The student member is appointed to the Student Affairs Committee and encouraged to attend other committee meetings. It is recommended that the student member attend board social functions to enhance the visibility of the position.

It is suggested that the student member provide a synopsis of the discussion of the board meetings and upcoming agenda items in a Broadside column. This provides a vehicle for informing students about issues relative to their concerns and also allows the member to become accessible to the general student population.

In the past, the student member has contacted other BOV student members from Virginia state universities as a resource for developing new ideas. This might include hosting an informal workshop. When possible, the student member should attend executive board meetings of Student Government to better relay information regarding university policies and directions.

This year’s BOV student representative is Brendan McMurrer and the alternate is Saweda Bright. –Nancy Murphy, University Life administrative assistant, (703) 993-8760, nmurphy@gmu.edu.

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