Samantha Anderson of Poland, Ohio, a junior Finance and Business Economics major, has been named a student member of the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees.
Gov. John Kasich announced the two-year appointment this week.
“I am immensely honored to be given the opportunity to represent my fellow students and give voice to their needs and concerns,” said Anderson, a 2013 graduate of Poland Seminary High School.
“I want to ensure that the students who graduate from Youngstown State University graduate with pride and a sense of accomplishment. I look forward to assuming my responsibilities as soon as possible.”
A Leslie H. Cochran Scholar at YSU, Anderson is currently studying abroad in South Korea, staying with a host family in Anyang and attending Dankook University’s Korean Language Program. She will return to Youngstown in mid-August.
Anderson, the daughter of James Anderson and Barbara Rogers of Poland, Ohio, is vice president for Financial Affairs in the YSU Student Government Association and founder/president of Farm to YSU. She participates in the Williamson College of Business Administration Business Leaders Program, and is a member of the WCBA Student Investment Fund, Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and the staff of the YSU Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center Rock Wall.
She has accumulated more than 650 hours of volunteer work, including more than 500 hours with Grow Youngstown, where she also served as an intern and event coordinator. She has volunteered for Penguin Pen Pals, the Ugandan Water Project and other organizations, and is also part of the International Student Volunteer Buddy Initiative at YSU.
Anderson is the recipient of the Student Government Association Spirit Award, the AVI Leadership Scholarship and the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award. She was a finalist in the YSU Stocks Essay Contest and presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.