Public Affairs

Governor Appoints Vargas as Student Trustee

August 24, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown has announced the appointment of Cipriano Vargas to the California State University Board of Trustees.

Vargas is a student at California State University, San Marcos, studying sociology and women’s studies and serving as the Associated Students vice president of external affairs since 2012.  He was a peer mentor for the College Assistance Migrant Program and social justice officer from 2011 to 2012.  Vargas is a member of the Vista Future Farmers of America and the California State University San Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán.

The appointment is for a two-year term.  Vargas will serve as the non-voting student trustee in his first year and assume the voting student trustee position in his second year.  The current voting student trustee is Jillian Ruddell.  Trustees do not receive a salary for their service to the university – with exceptions for the chancellor and the faculty trustee.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the 23-campus system. Under present law there are 25 Trustees (24 voting, one non-voting).  Five Trustees are ex officio members: the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chancellor.

For more information about the appointments, please see the announcement from Governor Jerry Brown's office: