Now Accepting Applications for Student Trustee
January 16, 2024
The Alamo Colleges District invites students to apply to serve as the 2024-2025 Student Trustee.
The Student Trustee serves as an advisor to the Board and is a liaison between the students and the Board of Trustees and Chancellor, while gaining leadership experience and ensuring that students participate in district governance. The Student Trustee’s main goal is to represent student interests.
The student trustee is expected to support the Alamo Colleges District mission to empower our diverse communities for success and should commit to full participation at board meetings held approximately twice a month. The Student Trustee also has the opportunity to attend pre-approved conferences, advocacy trips, and other activities and events. Travel allowance/reimbursement is received at the same rate established for other Trustees.
The time commitment can be substantial, but many student trustee activities are dependent on the student’s schedule.
Eligible students are encouraged to apply to their home college. Each of the five colleges will then submit a nominee to the Board of Trustees.
The Student Trustee receives a $1,875 stipend at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester of his/her year of service, for a total of $3,750 stipend in recognition of the time spent as a trustee.
The Alternate Student Trustee will receive a $937.50 stipend per fall and spring semester for a total of $1,875.
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements.
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Applying students are to submit:
Each college will nominate a student for the position of Student Trustee who will appear before the Board of Trustees and provide a brief presentation addressing why they believe they would be the best candidate for the position. Presentations are to be submitted one week before the Board Meeting along with a photo.
The Board Liaison will contact the Colleges’ Student Trustee nominees and inform them of the Board of Trustees meeting date and Board interview process.
In the interview, be ready to discuss:
Jan. 16 – Open for applications
Feb. 29 – Student Trustee Application Deadline by 11:59 p.m.
Mar. 18-24 – SGA application review and interviews
Mar. 25, 2024 – Student Trustee Candidates submitted to the Board (one candidate per college)
Apr. 23, 2024 – Board of Trustees application review/interview process. Student Trustee selected by the Board at a Special Meeting
May 1, 2024 – Student Trustee begins term and serves one year (May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025)