LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Chadron State College student Ashley Goad of Pueblo West, Colorado, Peru State College student Treyten Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Wayne State College student Jayme Krejci of St. Paul, Nebraska, to serve as student representatives on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees. The students will serve during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Goad, a sophomore, is earning a major in human biology with a minor in applied statistics with the intention of becoming a physician assistant. She has been a member of the Student Senate, vice president and rush chair of Zeta Alpha Kappa and a member of the Research Institute Committee. She has also served as an international peer mentor.
In addition to her work on behalf of her campus community, Goad is also active in the Chadron community as a volunteer EMT and firefighter with the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department.
In her application, Goad indicated her professors have helped to develop her passion and ability to have a voice and make a change in the world of health.
As a student trustee, she hopes to promote student and campus change that will support community engagement.
Goad is the daughter of Melissa Smith of Pueblo West, Colorado, and Larry Goad of Canon City, Colorado.