McDonald’s native appointed to serve as student advisor for Clarion University | Living
Kathryn Robinson, originally from McDonald’s, was recently appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a student advisor at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. She will hold the position of Trustee until her graduation in May 2023.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for making recommendations, evaluating, reviewing, approving and participating in the efforts of personnel planning, fiscal affairs, university policy, strategic planning, student affairs and of facility management. The governor appoints all directors, including the student advisor, according to a press release from Clarion University.
In a letter informing Robinson of her appointment, Cynthia Shapira, chair of the Pennsylvania State Higher Education System Board of Governors, highlighted the impact of the position.
“In a very real sense, you will be at the forefront of our efforts to overhaul the state system to ensure that we are able to serve our students, our communities and our Commonwealth far into the future,” Shapira said.
Robinson is a secondary school major with a concentration in English and Social Studies; it maintains a 4.0 GPA. She is Secretary of the Student Senate, Vice Chair of the Clarion University Council for Social Studies, and a member of the COVID-19 Student Task Force, the Advisory Council for Leadership and Engagement, and the English Club.
Since August 2020, Robinson has been a community assistant. As a Democracy Fellow for the Campus Vote Project, she educates students about the importance of voting, civic engagement and candidate research.
She is the daughter of Ben and Stephanie Robinson of McDonald’s and a graduate of Fort Cherry High School.