Aaron Douhit, Stump Creek, a sophomore Nursing major, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees.
Douthit will serve in the role of student trustee until his graduation in 2015.
“IUP has been very fortunate to have a tradition of outstanding student trustees who are fully committed to advancing the university in this important leadership role,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said. “I am confident that Aaron will bring strong leadership skills and an important perspective to this governing body.”
“I am honored to serve on the Council of Trustees, and look forward to lending my hand in the advancement of a university that already has so much to offer,” Douthit said.
Douthit serves as a peer educator for IUP’s Learning Enhancement Center, where he leads group instruction on study habits twice a week. He has also served as a classroom assistant for the College Undergraduate Success Program for new students and is a representative of the Residence Hall Association. He is a member of the IUP Ambassadors, the student alumni group, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
A dean’s list student, Douthit received the Bausch and Lomb award for success in the biological sciences and recently received the Undergraduate Nurse Scholarship from DuBois Regional Medical Center. During summer 2013, he will be participating in an internship in the facility’s intensive care unit and cardiovascular intensive care unit.
He is a member of AmeriCorps Community Fellows Program and performs 300 hours of college readiness and success service every year, serving academic assistance programs and community service opportunities in the Indiana area. He also has volunteered for the Intro the Streets day of community service, working at the Evergreen Conservancy.
He achieved his Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award in 2009.
Douthit, son of William and Tammy Douthit, is a 2011 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, where he graduated with high honors and was named Rotary Boy of the Month and Student of the Month.