WCU welcomes student representative as newest member of Board of Trustees

Tony “T.J.” Eaves, president of the Student Government Association at Western Carolina University, took the oath of office Friday, June 3, as the newest member of the university’s Board of Trustees.

Eaves, a senior from Hamlet, was elected 2011-12 WCU student body president during the spring semester, a position that also entails serving as an ex-officio member of the trustees.

Previously chief justice of WCU’s Student Government Association supreme court, Eaves is pursuing a degree in business administration and law, and is a member of Mortar Board Honor Society.

The son of Tony and Tina Eaves, he is a 2008 graduate of Richmond Senior High School.

Administration of the oath of office came during the board’s quarterly meeting.