Steve Van Dyne, a junior studying media arts and studies, will be representing HTC and Ohio University for audio production students and professionals all over the world.
Van Dyne was elected Audio Engineering Society (AES) Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North and Latin America at the 135th AES Convention on Oct. 17-20.
“It was really just surreal that it actually happened,” Van Dyne said.
As vice chair, Van Dyne will serve as an assistant to the Education Committee chair and vice chair in planning and organizing AES Conventions, while standing as one of four student leaders of the international organization, composed of about 3,000 students and 13,000 professional members worldwide, said Kyle Snyder, vice chair for the AES Education Committee.
Snyder approached Van Dyne about campaigning for vice chair, but he said the main factors behind Van Dyne’s election from the Student Delegate Assembly were Van Dyne’s prior contributions to the program, leadership and humble yet powerful speech.
“It’s not about campaigning; it’s about showing to your fellow students why you’d be the most selfless leader,” Snyder said.
After serving as vice chair for a year, Van Dyne will have the opportunity to serve as chair, but he really looks forward to opportunities his leadership in the AES will bring OU, Van Dyne said.
“Having the vice chair be from our school is big,” Van Dyne said. “People will know that our program is doing really well because it’s in the limelight.”