Student Trustee

Jose Herrera, Student Trustee KCCD

2016-2017 academic year

Jose is a student of Porterville College and a member of Associated Students of Porterville College

The Swearing in of the Student Trustee Summer 2016

What does the KCCD Student Trustee do? 

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.

When are Board Meetings and why should a student care?

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.

Who is the KCCD Student Trustee?

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, as follows:

June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015 Bakersfield College

June 1, 2015-May 31, 2016 Cerro Coso Community College

June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017 Porterville College

How is the Student Trustee elected at Porterville 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, appointment may be made following a campus-wide posting and application period of two weeks, open to all eligible students at Bakersfield 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.

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