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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine appoints Mia Citino as new OHIO student trustee

Published: May 4, 2022 Author: Staff reports

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed a new student member, Mia Citino, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Citino, of Dublin, Ohio, is a rising junior studying environmental studies through the Honors Tutorial College and is pursuing minors in Spanish and political science and certificates in law, justice and culture in the College of Arts and Sciences and Latin American studies in the Center for International Studies. She will serve a two-year term effective on May 14, 2022 and ending on May 13, 2024.

“We are excited to welcome Mia to the Board of Trustees,” Board Chair Cary Cooper said. “We look forward to working with Mia and anticipate she will bring a unique, important student perspective to the Board.” 

“It’s such an incredible honor to be in this position and given an opportunity to use my voice in the Board meetings,” Citino said. She is the 35th member of her extended family to attend Ohio University. “I care a lot about this school.”

Citino is a Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholar working with the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative and serves as a climate and sustainability ambassador. She works as a campus tour guide and is active in the Sierra Student Coalition and is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Society. After her career at OHIO, she wants to attend law school and ultimately work in environmental law and policy in Latin America.

“I congratulate Mia for her appointment to the Board of Trustees and for all she has achieved already at Ohio University. Her insight will be very valuable, and I look forward to her contributions to the Board,” Ohio University President Hugh Sherman said.

Citino said she’s looking forward to joining the Board of Trustees and using her voice to represent students from all walks of campus life during her tenure.

“I think our student body has a really diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. I want to be able to amplify that diversity in this position,” Citino said. “I want students to know that I’m here to represent them and committed to doing that.”