Dees Appointed to Kent State Board as Student Trustee

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Haley Dees of Lisbon to the Kent State University Board of Trustees as an undergraduate student trustee. Dees’ two-year term runs through May 16, 2024. She succeeds Dylan Mace, whose term as a student trustee recently concluded.

Dees is a junior majoring in aerospace engineering with a minor in applied mathematics. She anticipates graduating in May 2025.

“As an upcoming female leader in engineering from a rural area in Ohio, I believe my insights will bring a fresh and diverse perspective to the board of trustees,” Dees says. “Additionally, having taken classes at multiple regional campuses, as well as the Kent Campus, I can offer a student perspective that represents the entire Kent State system.”

At Kent State, Dees co-founded the Women in Engineering Club, where she serves as events coordinator. Since August 2021, she has served as a tutor with Kent State’s Academic Success Center. She completed the university’s Honors Leadership Academy in fall 2021, which allowed her to connect with other student leaders across campus, participate in workshops to better her interpersonal and leadership skills, and familiarize herself with campus culture, events and available services. Most recently, she has taken part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in which she has been working with a faculty member on a research project relevant to her field of study.

Her experience also includes serving as a summer intern at the Ohio State University Extension Office in Columbiana County, where she planned and led youth summer educational activities, created a short-term 4-H club curriculum about aerospace engineering and related fields, and attended focus groups, committees and board meetings with her supervisors and fellow interns.

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