Jane Arnold's involvement in student affairs began in 1987 when she was elected the first female President of the Student Union in a landslide victory. At the time she stated, "Other people took more note of me being the first woman than I did...Of course I am excited. I am the first but it had to be in its proper perspective. People vote for me and the underlying issue is what I ran on: a fresh start."
In the spring of 1988, Arnold went on to record another 'first': she was elected the first New Brunswick student member of the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC). She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree that same year.
- Daily Gleaner, 2 April 1987.
- UNB Perspectives, vol. 14, no. 9, May 1988, p. 7.
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