Fifth-year Penn State architecture student Danielle Mitchell was elected president of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at the organization's national meeting over the New Year holiday in Nashville. She will serve a one-year term beginning in July.
Mitchell was twice elected to serve as the Northeast Quadrant director for AIAS after a successful two-year term as the Penn State chapter president. The chapter saw immense growth under her leadership. Membership grew 92 percent and the mentorship program started by Mitchell’s predecessor, Lily Meier (Class of 2013, architecture), grew to reach 60 percent of the school’s students.
Mitchell’s distinguished tenure with AIAS complements her extraordinary service to the Penn State community. She served on the Penn State THON Operations Committee from fall 2011 through spring 2013. She has been devoted to recruitment and retention in the Architecture Department at the Stuckeman School, serving for multiple years as a student ambassador for undergraduate recruitment and as the student representative for the Architecture Department. For the full story, click here.