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Student Body President Mike Arendall will represent Old Dominion University students on the Board of Visitors next year.

Arendall Thursday was recommended by the board's Student Affairs Committee to succeed James Toscano as the student representative. The recommendation was approved by the full board. Toscano's one-year term expires Aug. 14.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me personally and for the student body," Arendall said. "I have a great deal of experience working with the administration and the board members. I appreciate the opportunity to serve."

"James has done an excellent job and was a tremendous pioneer," said Ronald Villanueva, committee chairman.

Arendall is a junior political science major from Richmond. Following his defeat in the recent student government election, his term as student body president expires May 5.

As executive vice president of the student body during the 1999-2000 academic year, Arendall spearheaded the efforts to allow student representation on Boards of Visitors in Virginia.

He is also first vice chairman of the College Republican Federation of Virginia and is secretary of the Old Dominion University chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Arendall is a student in the Honors College at Old Dominion. He also serves on numerous boards and commissions within the university and has been on the dean's list every semester of his college career.

This article was posted on: April 12, 2001

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