New Student Trustee
New Student Trustee STUDENT APPOINTED TO OHIO STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES COLUMBUS -- Gov. George V. Voinovich Friday (6/11) appointed Amira N. Ailabouni of Columbus (43220) to a position on The Ohio State University Board of Trustees. A 1991 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School, Ailabouni is a junior studying criminology with a minor in sociology. She plans to pursue a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Drug Enforcement Agency. Ailabouni is the daughter of Deborah Ailabouni and Nabil Ailabouni, both of COLUMBUS (43220). As trustee, she will serve a two-year term expiring May 13, 1995. Ailabouni says she is excited to serve as the non-voting, undergraduate student member. "I like to be involved. I prefer to be a leader (rather) than a follower," she says. "Often times, people will complain about a situation, wishing it was better. I would prefer to say I took part in what the decision was." Ailabouni says she sees trusteeship as an opportunity to voice her opinion and represent fellow students who do not wish to take on that responsibility. She will serve on the board's Student Affairs Committee. One of her interests is campus safety. She says that, while safety can never be perfect, she wants to be sure that university budget cuts don't include programs that provide some degree of safety to the students. Ailabouni has served as a constituent services intern for state Rep. Michael Stinziano, D-Columbus, and as a tutor of elementary school children at the Godman Guild. She is fluent in Arabic and has assisted Arabic-speaking immigrants in learning the English language and in assimilating them into the culture of the United States. Ailabouni works as a unit clerk at Children's Hospital and is community service coordinator for the Women's Panhellenic Association. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Ohio State. PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Uh-MEER-uh Eye-la-BOONY [Submitted by: GLOVERC (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tue, 13 Jul 93 09:31:54 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.