Melinda Ayala, Class of 2011, was sworn in as the Student Representative to the Union County College Board of Trustees at the Annual Reorganization meeting on November 29, 2011. The meeting was held on the Cranford campus. As the Student Body Representative, Ayala will serve on the board for one year. The position of Student Representative was created by State law. Ayala will also serve as a member of the Board’s Educational Planning and Policy Committee.
Ayala is a resident of Elizabeth and graduated with her Associate in Science degree in May. She is currently enrolled at Rutgers University in Newark and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Business. The mother of two, she enjoys playing sports with her teenage children and volunteers in her community. While a student at Union, Ayala served as President of Chi Alpha Epsilon, was a member of the Psi Beta Honors Society, and the Women’s Leadership Club.