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Posted on November 10, 2017

Portrait of Cal U senior Shaina Hilsey

Cal U senior Shaina Hilsey has been selected as a member of the 2017-2018 American Association of University Women Student Advisory Council.

Hilsey, from Delaware County, Pa., is one of 10 students nationwide to be selected for the council, which advises the AAUW on the needs of college students. Students on the advisory council also take on campus activism projects as they gain valuable leadership experiences.

The AAUW, founded in 1881, promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Hilsey, who is majoring in professional golf management with a minor in business administration, will serve as a mentor during the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, scheduled for May 2018. She participated in a leadership retreat at the AAUW headquarters, in Washington, D.C., this fall. 

She also has established an AAUW student chapter at Cal U. 

“The Student Advisory Council gives us an outlet to discuss a variety of issues relevant to college campuses,” Hilsey said. “Our new campus AAUW chapter will provide similar opportunities for our diverse student body. I look forward to reaching out to members of our campus community.” 

A former Student Government Association president, Hilsey continues to advocate for public higher education as a member of the Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Last summer, she interned at the U.S. Golf Association, where she assisted with major events such as the U.S. Open. In spring 2018, she will head back to Washington, D.C., for an internship with the Heritage Foundation.

“We are enormously proud of Shaina,” said University President Geraldine M. Jones. “It’s been exciting to witness her growth as a young leader making an impact on our University, within the State System and now on a national level.

“Shaina has made the most of every opportunity, and I’m confident that she will be a strong voice for students in her role with the AAUW.”