PULLMAN Derick Chike En’Wezoh, a WSU Honors College junior, majoring in neuroscience/pre-med, has been appointed as the student member of the WSU Board of Regents for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Derick Chike En’Wezoh
En’Wezoh’s selection as WSU’s eleventh student regent was announced July 17 by Gov. Christine Gregoire. The appointment runs through June 30, 2009.
A graduate of Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, En’Wezoh was named as a WSU Future Cougars of Color Scholarship recipient in 2006. He has played an active role in the university’s multicultural community and was elected an Associated Students of WSU Senator in his sophomore year. Additionally, he has served as president of a major WSU resident hall and as a Cougar Quest summer camp counselor. En’Wezoh has been active also in a number of community service efforts while at WSU, including benefits staged to raise money to assist children in Malawi and Uganda, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and American Red Cross-sponsored blood drives.
“I am both honored and excited to be the new student regent,” En’Wezoh said. “This year I plan to build on the foundation forged by previous student regents while advancing student and university interests. I believe the key word in student regent is ‘student,’ which is why my primary focus is to serve the students on all WSU campuses by bringing a representative student perspective to the Board of Regents.”
In his spare time at WSU, En’Wezoh plays intramural flag football and basketball. He is the son of Erick En’Wezoh and Dawn Adams of Kennewick, both of whom are WSU alumni.