Student Trustees At OU Say They Don't Need Voting Rights

By
Taylor Pool

Dateline
Updated Thu, Jan 19, 2012 7:48 am

The Ohio University Student Trustees say it's not necessary that they be given voting privileges with the O.U. Board of Trustees.

Juniors Dani Parker and Allison Arnold appeared at the student senate meeting Wednesday to explain their duties and share their stances on student trustee voting rights.

In November, lawmakers introduced legislation that would grant equal voting rights for student trustees at Ohio's public universities and colleges.

Parker says as student trustees they are heard and their opinions are sought after.  

Arnold says that even before she was on the board, she was heard.

Parker and Arnold share the same desire to ensure that other university's student trustees are given the same rights and respect they have.

Trustees are meeting today on the O.U. Lancaster campus.

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