BOV Selects Student Representatives

Posted: May 18, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its May meeting, the George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV) selected two Mason students, Lindsay Straley and Anouck McCall, to become student representatives on the board beginning with the next academic year.

Both students completed a competitive process to be selected. Student representatives serve one-year terms; their primary responsibility is to serve as the board’s liaison to the student body.

Student representatives are nonvoting members of the BOV, however, they may present issues, participate in discussions and question those who appear before the board.

Straley, the undergraduate representative, is a rising senior with a double major in government and international politics and global affairs.

During her time at Mason, she has been an assistant in the Admissions Office and a legislative assistant to Thomas Hennessey, chief of staff to President Alan Merten. She is vice president of the Mason Ambassadors, a student group that gives campus tours to prospective students.

Straley is in the Honors program in General Education and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; and Golden Key International Honor Society. She is also an associate member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.

McCall, the graduate representative, is pursuing a master’s in public policy. She earned her BA in foreign affairs, with a minor in French and Spanish, from the University of Virginia.

McCall has been employed as assistant press secretary to U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris and as communications director for U.S. Rep. Ted Poe. She currently works as a research assistant on a funded project through the School of Public Policy. She also plays competitive tennis and is an instructor at a training center.

McCall is communications director for the School of Public Policy’s student association.

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