New student trustee joins council

Marcus Fuller Immediate release: Aug. 19, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Marcus Fuller joins Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Council of Trustees this fall as its new student representative. The junior business management and psychology dual major from Harrisburg replaces Raylene Brill, who graduated in May.

As a council member, Fuller will sit on the Community Government Association's executive board and meet regularly with BU President David Soltz.

"I'll be able to act as a liaison between the students, faculty and university community. I can bring issues to the forefront that may otherwise be overlooked," he said. "I hope to give students insight into decisions that affect them, such as funding for education."

Members of the Council of Trustees at Bloomsburg and the other 13 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) are approved by the state Senate and appointed by the governor. Trustees meet quarterly to review and approve policies and procedures, contracts and purchases, academic programs and university fees, including room and board.

Gov. Tom Corbett appointed Fuller to the position in June. He will participate in his first meeting Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. in Monty's on the Upper Campus.

In addition to the Council of Trustees, Fuller is vice president of Kappa Alpha Psi; secretary of the Intrafraternity Council; a member of the Men of Intelligence, Notability and Desire mentorship program; a participant in the Campus Crusade for Christ/Impact program; and recipient of the Board of Governors Scholarship. During the school year, he works in the Kehr Union, and over the summer he is co-director at a summer camp.

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.