New student member joins Trustees

For immediate release: Aug. 31, 2010

Raylene Brill BLOOMSBURG – Raylene Brill is the new student member of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees. A senior social work major from Mahanoy City, Brill replaces Terrell Garrett who graduated in the spring.

Brill wanted to become a student Trustee to represent BU, as well as bring a unique perspective to the council. During her tenure, she hopes to involve more students with the university so they can express their own ideas and concerns.

"I want to play a larger role with making decisions that represent and positively affect the student body and university as a whole," she says.

The Council of Trustees at Bloomsburg and the other 13 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education review and approve policies and procedures, contracts and purchases, academic programs and university fees, including room and board. The Trustees meet quarterly, and Brill will participate in her first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 1, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Monty’s on BU’s upper campus.

In addition to the Trustees, Brill is president of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, secretary of Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work Students and a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the Social Work Club and Board of Governor's Advisory Board. She volunteers at the Women's Resource Center, is service coordinator for TRiO Upward Bound alumni and works for TRiO Student Support Services. Last summer, she was a program assistant for the R. Benjamin Wiley Partnership Program.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.