SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Laura Ordaz, a Slippery Rock University physics/pre-engineering major from Cooperstown, has been appointed to a seat on the SRU Council of Trustees by Gov. Tom Corbett.
Corbett's selection was based on the recommendation of the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and SRU President Cheryl Norton following a campuswide application period.
"I am certainly excited to be named a trustee, and I know it is a very important responsibility," Ordaz said. "I know the students who have served before me did an outstanding job, and I look forward to following in their footsteps. I know my time on the council will seem short, but I look forward to participating in all aspects of the job and representing all of SRU's students."
Her term continues until she graduates.
Ordaz has served as a campus leader in numerous roles, including president of North Hall House Council and as a senator to the Student Government Association at SRU.
She has completed the First-Year Leader Scholar Program and is a PASSHE Board of Governors Scholarship recipient.
As a community assistant in the residence hall system, she leads presentations on a variety of topics, including safe living practices, diversity and inclusion, healthy relationships and the importance of being involved on campus. Additional responsibilities include enforcing residence life and University polices and various administrative duties such as completion of maintenance requests, incident reports and room transfers.
Ordaz volunteers with The Awesome Spirit of Wildlife and the Office of Students with Disabilities at SRU.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.