Recognizing the important role of current students in the search for the next leader of Centre College, the Presidential Search Committee, with the support of the Board of Trustees, recently appointed senior Henry Snyder to the search effort as a voting member of the committee.
An economics and finance major from Louisville, Snyder is the current president of the Student Government Association (SGA) and a Brown Fellow who is active in campus life beyond his SGA role.
As a member of the Greek community, he sits on the executive committee of Centre’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi. Snyder also works closely with the Admission Office to provide campus tours and interview prospective students. Post-graduation, he plans to gain work experience before attending graduate school.
Believing in the importance of a collaborative approach to his role on the search committee, Snyder has formed a Student Guidance Committee that represents, he said, “a broad range of Centre students from different socio-economic, religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.”
Snyder added that the members will be good advocates for numerous student interests, from Greek life and athletics to environmental concerns and Title IX matters.
The Student Guidance Committee includes Shanze Arshad, Stephanie Bamfo, Thomas Burkey, Digna Rosales Cruz, Katie Freeman, Stephanie Keller, Dahabo Kerow, Adonis Logan, Pai Masavisut, Grayson Smith, Grant Spicer, Kevin Wagoner, and Xuemeng Yan.
Snyder will be scheduling meetings with the student committee in advance of every Presidential Search Committee meeting to seek advice and counsel on agenda items.
Presidential Search Committee Chair Mark Nunnelly had nothing but praise for Snyder’s leadership and is grateful for all the input that will be bought to the search process.
Complete information about the Centre College presidential search process, along with news updates, is available here.
by Michael Strysick
September 27, 2019