Bloomsburg, a Commonwealth University
Julia Burcin Approved as a Member of the Bloomsburg University Council of Trustees
Bloomsburg, PA (07/20/2021) — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania rising junior Julia Burcin was approved to serve as the student representative on the University's Council of Trustees (COT). The vote to approve Burcin is part of the new Act 50 law and came last week at Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors meeting.
Act 50 of 2020 empowers the Board of Governors to make the appointment of students to serve on the Councils of Trustees for the 14 universities with the State System. Prior to the enactment of this law, the appointment was made by the Governor.
Burcin, from Bethlehem, Pa., is an audiology and speech-language pathology major with a minor in linguistics and gerontology. She is active on campus as a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, participated in Bocce Bash and the Caldwell Consistory Christmas TreeFest. She is also a member of the BU women's volleyball team leading the team and led the team as a freshman in total blocks (88), was fourth in kills (142) and points (203.5).
"I'm beyond thankful to have the opportunity to be a member of Bloomsburg University's Council of Trustees and honored to represent our student body," said Burcin. "Our trustees demonstrate admirable qualities - passion, commitment, and loyalty. I'm eager to learn from them and grow with them throughout my next two years at Bloomsburg."
"I applied for this position because I want to make an impact on the university," added Burcin. "Bloomsburg is a very special place, and I am determined to help it reach its full potential."
"Julia has shown herself to be an active and engaged student during her first two years, and I know she will do an excellent job representing her fellow students on the BU Council of Trustees," said Bashar W. Hanna, president of Bloomsburg University. "I look forward to working with Julia in her new role as a member of our Council of Trustees."
The next meeting of the COT is October 2021.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.