Janiyah R. Davis elected Student Trustee by the Penn State Board of Trustees

May 7, 2021

Janiyah R. Davis was elected by the Penn State Board of Trustees to serve a 2-year term as Student Trustee, effective July 1, 2021. She is the second African American to hold that position. Davis was a Schreyer Honors Scholar and a third-year student in the College of the Liberal Arts, studying public policy, criminology, and psychology with minors in anthropology, sociology, and child maltreatment and advocacy studies as well as a certificate in behavioral health and counseling psychology. She was a member of Penn State’s Black Caucus and President of the National Panhellenic Council. Davis servesd as an Undergraduate Research Fellow within the Rock Ethics Institute, President of the Student’s Restorative Justice Initiative, and the University Relations Director for the Multicultural Association of Schreyer Scholars. She was also the Vice President of the Justice Association and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART), and the Gender, Power, and Privilege Lab at Penn State.