Local student is newest BU Trustee

For Immediate Release: Jan. 21, 2014

Bloomsburg University Student Trustee

BLOOMSBURG — Shannon Phillips, a junior public relations major from Bloomsburg, was recently named Bloomsburg University’s new student representative to the Council of Trustees. She replaces Marcus Fuller, a senior early childhood education major from Harrisburg, who is student teaching during the spring semester.

A Husky Ambassador since 2012, Phillips is public relations chair for the Dance Ensemble and previously taught dance at a local studio. She completed internships with PPL Susquehanna, Dave Ashby Photography and Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital and works as a hostess at Turkey Hill Brew Pub and an assistant manager of the campus PSECU eCenter.

Phillips said she applied for the Trustees position because she wants “to meet others who are invested in Bloomsburg University the way I am.”

Appointed to the Trustees by Gov. Tom Corbett, Phillips will attend her first meeting in March.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.