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California State Student Association Conducts Search for CSU Student Trustee


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(January 27, 2009) –The California State Student Association (CSSA) today announced its annual search for a Student Trustee to serve on the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. Applications are now being accepted by the CSSA.

The Board of Trustees is the highest policy‐making body for the 23‐campus California State University system. Trustees establish policies on student fees, admissions, financial aid, technology, student services and other areas that directly impact approximately 450,000 CSU students.

The primary responsibility of the position is to present the issues and perspectives of CSU students. Trustees conduct campus visits and attend seven regularly scheduled meetings per year. Serving as Student Trustee offers a unique opportunity to shape policy for the largest four‐year higher education system in the world – the California State University. The student trustee is the most prestigious leadership position a CSU student may hold.

Completed applications must be received by the CSSA no later than 5pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.  Application packets must be mailed or hand delivered. Incomplete applications and those sent by facsimile will not be accepted.  Applications are to be delivered to:

California State Student Association
ATTN: Director of University Affairs
401 Golden Shore, Suite 135
Long Beach, CA 90802.

Applicants selected for personal interviews will be notified in writing and by telephone.  Interviews will be conducted May 8, 2009 at the CSSA monthly meeting. Three to five nominations will be forwarded to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who will make the final appointment.

For more information and complete instructions on how to apply visit the CSSA website at


About the California State Student Association (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 over 450,000 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.

About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.