BU Student Named to Council of Trustees

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017

BLOOMSBURG— John Thomas, a sophomore criminal justice major from Harvey’s Lake, has been appointed to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees. The letter of appointment was signed May 17 by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Thomas, vice president of the class of 2020, is a Community Government Association on-campus representative and chair of the BU Student Recreation Center committee. He also completed leadership certification levels one through three from the Bloomsburg University Center for Leadership and Engagement. He serves on the BU concert committee, the parking appeals committee and the health advisory board. Thomas is also president of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity pledge class of 2017. He has been recognized by the BU residence life office for 19 hours of service as a campus leader and is a member of the Developing Ambitious Student Leaders group.

A 2016 graduate of Lake Lehman High School and senior class vice president, Thomas was awarded the 2015-16 Good Citizenship Award; was a member of the National Honor Society; earned the rank of Eagle Scout and won the 2015 NASA certificate of achievement.

BU’s Council of Trustees, appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate, meet quarterly to review the administration, fiscal management and physical plant of the university. Thomas will officially join the Council of Trustees on Wednesday, June 14, for the Committee of the Whole meeting at 9:30 a.m. and quarterly meeting at 10:45 a.m., both in Multipurpose Room 345A, Kehr Union Building.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.