Wood Named Student Member of UCM Board of Governors
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 23, 2014) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Wood, Adrian, as a student representative of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors for a term ending Dec. 31, 2016.
Wood graduated from Adrian High School in May 2011 and is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies degree at UCM, with minors in legal studies, public relations, and history. She fills a post that has been filled since 2012 by Kyle Shell, Warrensburg, who finished his graduate degree in spring 2014.
Active in many organizations and extracurricular activities, Wood has served as a student reporter for The Muleskinner, UCM’s student newspaper, since 2013, and will serve as president of the National Society of Leadership and Success this fall, as well as vice president of the National Residence Hall Honorary. She served as president of the United Student Housing Association from fall 2012 to spring 2013, and has served as a student representative on the Academic Retention Team, participated in National Society of Leadership and Success, and worked with University Housing as a community advisor, summer conference staff assistant, and office assistant.
Wood has a strong academic record, and has been a member of the Honors College Student Association since 2011. She has participated in Marching Mules marching and, Impact Student Leadership, and was a residence hall floor representative on the Hall Council.
The UCM Board of Governors is the university’s chief governing body, responsible for setting policy for the institution, including hiring faculty and staff, contracts and records, and final conferring of degrees. Only one student member serves on the eight-member board.