Now Accepting Applications for District Student Trustee
December 11, 2019
The Alamo Colleges District invites students to apply to serve as the 2020-2021 Student Trustee.
The Student Trustee serves as an advisor to the Board and is a liaison between the students and the Board of Trustees and Chancellor, while gaining leadership experience and ensuring that students participate in district governance. The Student Trustee’s main goal is to represent student interests.
The student trustee is expected to support the Alamo Colleges District mission to empower our diverse communities for success and should commit to full participation at board meetings held approximately twice a month. The Student Trustee also has the opportunity to attend pre-approved conferences, advocacy trips, and other activities and events. Travel allowance/reimbursement is received at the same rate established for other Trustees.
The time commitment can be substantial, but many student trustee activities are dependent on the student’s schedule.
Eligible students are encouraged to apply to their home college. Each of the five colleges will then submit a nominee to the Board of Trustees. The Student Trustee receives a $300 scholarship at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester of his/her year of service, for a total of $600 scholarship in recognition of the time spent as a trustee. Applications were due by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements.
Each Student Government Association (“SGA”) will, through application screening and interviews, select a candidate who meets these criteria (one per college). These student candidates will be submitted to the Board of Trustees, which will interview the candidates, consult with the administration and select one primary Student Trustee and one alternate Student Trustee. If for any reason the SGA of an individual college is not staffed or functioning sufficiently to perform these duties, then the college president may designate another appropriate campus organization to do so.
Nov. 25 – Open for applications
Jan. 16 – Preferred Deadline
Feb. 1 – Student Trustee Application Deadline by 11:59 p.m.
Feb. 2 – SGA application review and interviews
Feb. 28 – Student Trustee Candidates submitted to the Board (one candidate per college)
March – Board of Trustees application review/interview process
April – Student Trustee selected by the Board at its regular meetings or at a Special Meeting
April – Student Trustees (Trustee and alternate) sworn in at Regular Board meeting after an election
May 1 – Student Trustee begins term and serves one year (May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021)