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 appointment.

More information and complete instructions on how to apply, please visit 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 system.

Media Contact: Alexandria Cordon, (562) 951-4026,

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