WSU Student Regent Jordan Frost wowed the crowd this week during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. Frost, who’s earning his master’s degree in teaching, gave an inspiring overview on public education’s positive impact on his life and the work he’s done in student leadership roles dating back to his elementary school days – which received a remark of gratitude from Representative Holy who appreciated Frost’s “pattern of stepping up” into these challenging rolls.
Frost expertly fielded questions from the committee about his vision for how he’d like to see the University progress over the next five years and how he manages to engage the student body in university affairs. Frost, who’s been serving on WSU’s Board of Regents since last July, says he’s been focused on university reputation, saying he wants to make WSU “the first choice for people around the state.” As for being able to communicate these ideas to students and beyond, Frost praised Twitter. “That is a place I was able to connect with a lot of WSU students,” Frost said of the social media platform, noting how “its reach went far and beyond just our state.” He even pointed out that committee chair on the panel, Senator Guy Palumbo, was included among his followers online.
You can view Jordan Frost’s full confirmation hearing and subsequent approval below — and if you’re as impressed by him as we are, you can check out his twitter feed here. His confirmation now heads to the Senate floor.