Campus: CSU Office of the Chancellor -- February 01, 2002

The Search for the Next Student Trustee of the California State University

California State Student Association (CSSA) is conducting its annual search for the next Student Trustee to serve as the student voice on the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is the highest policy-making body for the 23-campus CSU system. The Trustees establish policies on student fees, admissions criteria, remedial education, technology, financial aid, and numerous other areas that directly impact 388,000 students at all 23 CSU campuses. Serving as a Student Trustee presents a unique opportunity to shape higher education policy for one of the largest systems of higher education in the world.

The two Student Trustees, who serve overlapping terms, are the student voice of the Board of Trustees. They have the same powers and privileges as other Trustees and are paid a modest stipend for conducting the business of the Board and attending Board meetings, which are held six times a year. Their primary responsibility is to present the positions, issues and perspectives of CSU students. They act as liaisons to the Board of Trustees and the State Legislature regarding student needs. They receive guidance and information as ex-officio members of CSSA and through campus visits.

CSSA is the largest student advocacy organization in California, providing a unified voice for the 388,000 students who attend the CSU on 23 campuses, ranging in diversity from the northern California redwood campus of Humboldt State to the southernmost campus, sunny San Diego State.

CSSA will accept applications from interested students for this critically important position until 5 p.m. on March 1, 2002. Applicants must commit to serving a two-year term, from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2004. They must be at least a junior by July 1, 2002, and a student throughout the full two years. They must be knowledgeable about issues of concern to CSU students and able to attend bi-monthly meetings of the CSU Board of Trustees, interim subcommittee meetings, and monthly CSSA board meetings. CSSA will conduct interviews with selected candidates at Humboldt State University on April 5th, during CSSA's monthly meeting, which this April takes place at the Humboldt campus. The process culminates with the submission of a list of nominees from CSSA to Governor Gray Davis, who will make the final appointment.

All interested CSU students are encouraged to contact the Associated Students office on their campus to request a CSU Student Trustee Application Packet. Send completed application packets to: California State Student Association, 401 Golden Shore, Suite 135, Long Beach 90802. All applications must be received by CSSA at its Long Beach office by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2002.


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