PULLMAN, Wash.- Narek Daniyelyan, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree at WSU Vancouver, has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as the student member of the Washington State University Board of Regents for the 2016-2017 academic year.

“I am excited to have Daniyelyan as our student representative on the regents,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “He has an impressive background and will bring a strong student voice to board deliberations.  I look forward to working closely with Daniyelyan during my first year as WSU President”

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WSU Student Regent Narek Daniyelyan

After obtaining an AA degree from Clark College, Daniyelyan graduated from WSU Vancouver in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development before returning to his hometown campus in 2013 to begin his master’s degree studies. He has continued working at Clark College, where he currently engages with local schools, businesses and other higher education institutions to create and maintain mutually beneficial student partnership agreements. His other past work includes serving as a recruitment specialist for Clark College, as a recreation leader for the City of Vancouver, and as an intern with the Clark County Juvenile Court system.

“I am ecstatic to be serving as the Student Regent and am looking forward to representing all WSU students,” Daniyelyan said of his appointment. “I applied for the position because I have a strong passion for higher education and because becoming a Coug has been the greatest experience of my life.

“During my time as student regent I hope to learn about some of the amazing things that past Student Regents have accomplished, work with current board members on some of the pressing initiatives for the year, and serve as a liaison between students and the board,” he said.

Daniyelyan was elected vice president of the Associated Students of WSU Vancouver and has held a variety of other student leadership positions, including serving as a student ambassador and as director of Leadership Development for ASWSU-Vancouver.

Effective July 1, Daniyelyan’s appointment will run through June 30, 2017. He succeeds current Student Regent Jansen VanderMeulen, of Burlington, Wash.

Media contact:

Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, rstrenge@wsu.edu