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The KCCD Student Trustee offers a student's perspective and advice to the KCCD Board of Trustees at monthly and special Board meetings. The student trustee is educated on upcoming programs, policies, and expenses that will be presented to the Board for approval. Using knowledge collected from the college's history, administrators, faculty, and staff but most importantly the students.
The Board of Trustees typically holds a monthly meeting at one of the three KCCD colleges. For updated information on Board Meeting, please visit the Board Meetings website. Some of the most important programs, dates and expenses are approved by the Board of Trustees.
The KCCD Student Trustee is a student member of the student body from one of the three KCCD colleges. One student will serve as the member of the KCCD Board of Trustees. Membership is rotated annually, with the rotation starting over after the cycle has been completed. For example, this was the schedule for 2018-2019:
June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019 Cerro Coso Community College
June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020 Porterville College
June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 Bakersfield College
The Student Trustee shall be voted upon by the student population. The voting occurs during the spring ASPC General Elections preceding the term of service, and commence his/her term of office at the first KCCD Board of Trustees Meeting in June. If no student candidate runs for Student Trustee during the Spring elections, the appointment may be made following a campus-wide posting and application period of two weeks, open to all eligible students at Porterville College. Applicants who have submitted all required application documents on or before the deadline, and who meet the required qualifications, will be guaranteed interviews by the Student Trustee Selection Committee, which shall be composed of the ASPC Executive Board, a Student Representative, and the College President or his/her designee.