Campus: CSU Long Beach -- September 23, 2005
In Search Of The Next Student Trustee: California State Student
Association Now Taking Applications
The California State Student Association (CSSA) is conducting its search for the next
student trustee to serve on the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees is the highest policy-making body for CSU's 23-campus system. The
trustees establish policies on student fees, admissions, financial aid, technology, and
many other issues that directly impact over 400,000 students in the CSU. Serving as a
trustee presents a unique opportunity to shape higher education policy for one of the largest
systems of higher education in the world.
The primary responsibility of two CSU student trustees who serve overlapping terms on the
Board is to present the positions, issues, and perspectives of CSU students. They have the
same powers and privileges as other trustees, including campus visits, commencement ceremonies,
receive a modest stipend ($100/day) for conducting Trustee business and attend seven regularly
scheduled meetings per year. Also, student trustees are ex-officio board members of the
California State Student Association (CSSA) where they receive guidance and information from
campus associated students organizations by attending CSSA monthly meetings.
The CSSA will accept applications from interested students until 5:00 pm on Wednesday,
October 12, 2005. Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted at California State
University, Bakersfield on Friday, November 4, 2005, and shortly thereafter the names of 2
to 5 finalists will be forwarded to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will make the
More information and complete instructions on how to apply, please visit
www.csustudents.org. Fax submissions will not be accepted.
About the CSSA
It is the mission of the California State Student Association to maintain and enhance
accessibility to quality education for the people of California at the California State
University, the People's University. As the single recognized voice for the approximately
400,000 students of the CSU system, CSSA is the acknowledged statewide student organization
representing, serving, and protecting the collective interests of students in the CSU
Media Contact: Alexandria Cordon, (562) 951-4026,