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Student trustee elected

by Sherry Fisher - May 14, 2007

Ross Gionfriddo, a junior with a double major in political science and economics, has been elected to the University’s Board of Trustees as undergraduate student representative.

He starts his term July 1.

Gionfriddo is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and is currently serving as its vice president.

He is a varsity rower on the UConn club crew team and is assistant director of recruitment for Huskython, an all-night dance marathon to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Gionfriddo, who is replacing Salmun Kazerounian, will serve as student trustee for two years.

“I’m honored to have been elected,” he says, “and I’m looking forward to making a difference in the UConn community.”

Issues he hopes to address include improving campus safety.

“I’d like to see sidewalks on Hunting Lodge Road, and University buses running on weekends,” he says.

He would also like to see a “better system” for students to evaluate professors, and increased funding for student-run organizations.

“I want people to know that I’ll be accessible,” Gionfriddo added, noting that he will have office hours in the Student Union.

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