Governor appoints SRU student trustee


monica traggiai


March 10, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Monica Traggiai, a Slippery Rock University senior from Sarver, to a seat on the SRU council of trustees.

Traggiai's selection was based on the recommendation of the chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and SRU President Cheryl Norton following a campus-wide application period.

"I feel that it is important to have an individual in this position that has a strong voice and is not afraid to advocate for the student population and the betterment of the University," said Traggiai. "I am committed to making sure that the students' voices are heard and know that it is important to present accurate and reliable information.

"I sought this position because I am committed to doing the necessary research to make informed decisions while remaining in touch with, and soliciting information from, the student body and other parties to be an accurate voice for all constituents of SRU."

Her term continues until she graduates.

Traggiai, a dual dance and early education major, has made the Dean's List on three occasions (fall 2013, spring 2014 and fall 2014), while also being named a President's Scholar. She is a member of Sigma Rho Delta Dance Honorary, SRU Dance Theatre, House Council secretary and a member of the Department of Dance Student Dance Advisory Board.

A graduate of Knoch High School in Saxonburg, she served as class president, was secretary of the school's chapter of the National Honor Society and captained the dance and drill team and musical dance troupe.

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