Jacob Roth, a fourth-year student majoring in Political Science was unanimously appointed to the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners in December 2022. The Schreyer Scholar and Allentown, Pennsylvania, native will serve in the role through January 2024.
“Political science curriculum encourages civic engagement, and as a locally-elected official, I’ve been able to apply some of what I’ve learned in the classroom to my work,” he said.
In fall 2021, Jacob joined the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Student Advisory Board. After graduating this May, Jacob will attend Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. He is also eligible to run for a full four-year term on the board this year. See full story: https://bit.ly/swtbocJR.