Vilagi to represent 51,000 on OSU board

Halie Vilagi

Halie Vilagi, a 2013 graduate of Amherst Steele High School, has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to serve on the Ohio State University board of trustees.

Vilagi will be the undergraduate representative to the school’s chief strategic and fiduciary body, serving two years as a liaison for nearly 51,000 students.

“We are extremely proud of Halie,” said Amherst superintendent Steve Sayers. “The governor has made a fine choice. Halie is an extraordinary student and a dedicated leader, and her energy and passion are boundless.”

Enrolled at OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Vilagi has immersed herself in student organizations such as the Undergraduate Student Government program and the Sustainability Cabinet Committee.

After twice winning elections to represent the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in the Undergraduate Student Government’s General Assembly, she continued to pursue sustainability issues by raising funds for service trips and authoring legislation to support a campus bicycle-sharing program.

Along with her activities outside of the classroom, Vilagi still found time to provide research for Dr. Sonja Amadae’s book “Prisoners of Reason: Game Theory and Neoliberal Political Economy” and complete internships with the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Anti-Trust Division.

“We are dedicated to producing well-rounded students who become a part of something bigger than the individual,” said Steele principal Mike May. “Halie’s accomplishments and her academic success are prime examples of what our graduates are capable of achieving.”