Now Accepting Applications for District Student Trustee

February 1, 2023

DSO Communications

2022-2023 Student Trustee Cara Sullivan

The Alamo Colleges District invites students to apply to serve as the 2023-2024 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 $1,875 stipend at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester of his/her year of service, for a total of $3,750 stipend in recognition of the time spent as a trustee.

The Alternate Student Trustee will receive a $937.50 stipend per fall and spring semester for a total of $1,875.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. 

 

Submit an Application

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 12 college level course hours at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District; 
  • Be currently enrolled in one of the Alamo Colleges and maintain enrollment in at least six credit hours during the election period and throughout the Student Trustee’s term of office (Summer enrollment is optional); 
  • Be in good academic and civic standing with the Alamo Colleges District;
  • Be enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges and able to serve a term that will begin on May 1st and end on April 30th of the following year;
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5; and 
  • Not hold an earned post-secondary degree

Also Encouraged: 

  • Proof of community service hours; and 
  • Participated in a Student Club or Organization 

 

Applying students are to submit: 

  • A brief personal essay addressing their interest and credential for this position; 
  • A Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form; and 
  • A presentation one week before the Board Meeting. 

Each college will nominate a student for the position of Student Trustee who will appear before the Board of Trustees and provide a brief presentation addressing why they believe they would be the best candidate for the position. Presentations are to be submitted one week before the Board Meeting along with a photo.

The Board Liaison will contact the Colleges’ Student Trustee nominees and inform them of the Board of Trustees meeting date and Board interview process.

In the interview, be ready to discuss:

  • Your academic standing;
  • Your community serve hours;
  • The demographic make-up of all the Alamo Colleges (social, economic, and historical backgrounds) and how they make each student population unique; and
  • Your personal vision for the future of the Alamo Colleges District.

Application Timeline

Feb. 1 – Open for applications

Feb. 28 – Student Trustee Application Deadline by 11:59 p.m.

March 2023 – SGA application review and interviews

March 29, 2023 – Student Trustee Candidates submitted to the Board (one candidate per college)

April 2023 – Board of Trustees application review/interview process. Student Trustee selected by the Board at a Special Meeting

May 1 – Student Trustee begins term and serves one year (May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024)