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Minahil Khan

Student Representative

2014-2015 Academic Year

A native of Buffalo, Minahil Khan is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in political science and communication. She was elected by the university’s student body to serve as the student representative to the UB Council for the 2014-2015 academic year. In this role, Ms. Khan will advocate for her fellow students and promote the positive growth of the university.

As a freshman, Ms. Khan became involved with UB’s Academies living and learning community as a member of the Global Perspective Academy. She also served as a student assistant in the Academies office during her freshman year. She was selected to be the teaching assistant for the Global Perspective Academy for Spring 2014, working with Associate Professor Patrick McDevitt of the Department of History..

Ms. Khan has also been extremely active in the Undergraduate Student Association (SA). As a sophomore, she served as the SA Special Interest Service and Hobbies (SISH) council coordinator, an SA Senator and member of the Senate’s finance committee. During her term as the student representative to the UB Council, she will also work with the Undergraduate Student Association as the SA Student Affairs Director. In addition, Ms. Khan currently serves on the executive board of UB’s chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and has represented UB at the National College Conference for Women Student Leaders in that capacity.

Beyond her university service, Ms. Khan is very actively engaged with the Western New York community, with a focus on assisting local refugee resettlement organizations. In recognition of her commitment to the region, Ms. Khan was a chosen as a recipient of the Prentice Family Foundation’s Western New York Prosperity Scholarship. As a WNY Prosperity Scholar, she plans to help encourage the growth of refugee-owned local businesses. After graduation, Ms. Khan plans to pursue a law degree.