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Student Kristan Justice Joins CU Council of Trustees

August 2, 2012

Sophomore Kristan Justice followed in her father's footsteps when she chose his alma mater. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholar from Philadelphia is a non-traditional student who came back to school after working for non-profits as a career development and drug and alcohol counselor. She is majoring in Communication, with a minor in Psychology, and maintains a high grade point average. Kristan is a Residence Hall Adviser who hopes to start a group in her dorm this year to encourage young men and women to set higher standards for themselves.

Kristan currently serves as the student member of the Cheyney University Council of Trustees. She believes that Cheyney University students should step up to the plate, take on leadership roles and assume responsibility for their future. Kristan helped found The Youth Congress in Baltimore, MD, which petitions for the rights of young people and serves as their voice among legislators.

The single mother of one had to overcome many adversities to follow her dreams. Kristan is writing and plans to publish a book to serve as a guide for at-risk youth, especially young girls, to help them deal with their problems constructively. She hopes to get involved with political campaigns upon graduation and, ultimately, write speeches for Presidents of the United States of America.

Kristan has been appointed to the Council of Trustees of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher Education by Governor Tom Corbett. She fills the position vacated by Latasha Lammont, who graduated in Spring 2012.