Lehigh Valley student chosen as representative to University body
Peter Khoury, of Schnecksville, Pa., has been elected the University College student representative to the University Faculty Senate (UFS) of Penn State. As a student senator, Khoury was further elected as the Student Commonwealth Chair where it is his responsibility to help facilitate meetings of the Student Senators Caucus. In this one-year position, Khoury, a sophomore biology major, will represent the 14 campuses that make up the University College at UFS meetings.
"The University Faculty Senate is an important facet of shared governance at Penn State comprised of both faculty and student senators," says Khoury. "My role is significant because I serve not only as a representative, but also as a median between the senate council and the student senators. This communication between students allows them to stay informed about issues that affect the entire student body."
For Khoury, who also serves as vice president of the student government association at the Lehigh Valley campus, the appointment requires him to travel to University Park once a month for meetings. As a senator he also sits on the standing Senate Committee on Libraries and serves as a primary voice of the Caucus to the Faculty Senate and the University as a whole.