Student trustee applications due Feb. 19

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The student trustee is a liaison between students and the board of trustees.

By Daniel Carde

dcarde@student.alamo.edu

The one-year terms of student trustee Jacob Wong and student trustee alternate Rudy Padilla will end April 30, Wong said in an interview Wednesday.

The new student trustee and alternate begin their term May 1.

“The mission of a student trustee is to serve as a non-voting student liaison to the board of trustees and chancellor,” board policy B.11.1 states.

Students interested in applying for the Alamo Colleges student trustee position must submit an application to the Student Government Association by midnight Feb. 19, said SGA President Karen Elliot.

“Typically, we leave at 5 p.m., but those applications can be submitted via email,” Elliot said.

After receiving the applications, SGA will set up interviews with each of the applicants, she said.

Applicants for student trustee need to have completed 12 college-level course hours at the Alamo Colleges, be in good academic and civic standing with the Alamo Colleges, be enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges and have a GPA of 2.5, Elliot said.

SGA also encourages proof of completed community service hours and participation in a student club or organization, she said.

Elliot said SGA officers, minus the president, will vote on which applicant to submit to the board by Feb. 28.

Elliot said she will not vote because she is facilitating the interviews.

Each of the five Alamo Colleges will submit one nominee. The board will review the nominees and conduct interviews in March, according to the policy.

The policy also states the board will vote on the new student trustee at either a regular or a special board meeting in April.

The board will first vote for the student trustee and then vote for the alternate, Wong said.

The newly appointed student trustee will receive a $600 scholarship, awarded in two $300 sums, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Applications can be picked up in the SGA office, Room 260B of Loftin Student Center.

Elliot said online applications are available at www.alamo.edu/sac/studenttrustee/ or by contacting her at kelliot3@student.alamo.edu.

For more information, call the SGA office at 210-486-0133.

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