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Latasha Lamont Appointed New CU Student Trustee

August 12, 2011

Latasha Lamont added another line to her resume this fall when she was selected to serve on the PASSHE Council of Trustees as the student representative from Cheyney University.  A Senior majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Management, she has been active on campus since her Freshman year.

Her list includes service as Secretary to the National Council of Negro Women, Cheyney’s Student Council Corresponding Secretary,  Federal Fair Housing Rights program internship, participation in the week-long PASSHE Womens Leadership Consortium  this summer, and  runner up in the 2011 Miss Cheyney pageant.  She made Dean’s list for both semesters in 2010 and 2011 and is a Walmart Scholar.

She received notice of the PASSHE appointment in late August and looks forward to meeting the delegates from other state schools at the upcoming PASSHE meetings.  She believes that as an out-of-state student she can contribute relevant information to PASSHE.  Her goal is to use the PASSHE experience to set a standard for future Cheyney student leaders to follow. 

Ms. Lamont attended Sweet Home High School in Buffalo, NY.  After deciding that she wanted to experience the legacy of a HBCU, she put Cheyney University at the top of her college list. She appreciates the sense of community she has found on campus, where she has received genuine guidance and support. 

Noting it’s proximity to major cities, the beautiful rural landscape and historic campus layout, she finds that Cheyney is now a second home to her.  She has set her sights on attending a law school in the Philadelphia region so she can focus on advocacy and consumer affairs.