BOV appoints Hurd
The Board of Visitors Friday appointed third-year College student Hillary Hurd the body's student member.
As the Board's student member, Hurd will attend its meetings to predict and assess student opinion on long-term appointments and policies affecting the University community.
"U.Va is such a large, diverse student body... it's going to be a challenge to fully represent student opinion when I don't think there's a consensus on very many issues," Hurd said. "My opinion may or may not represent the majority opinion."
Hurd said clearer communication would ensure mutual understanding of student-life issues, citing the mixed student reception of the Living Wage Campaign.
"There's certainly a disconnect right now, and it shouldn't have to be that way," Hurd said.
Hurd said students should educate themselves about the Board by attending meetings or referring to the minutes of Board meetings, which are posted online.
The Board has 16 full members and a non-voting student member, who serves for one year.
Hurd's one-year term begins June 1.
-compiled by Kelly Kaler