Applications for student trustee position due April 1

March 25, 2013 | UToday
By Brian Purdue

As a voice and face of the student body, serving as one of the two student members on the Board of Trustees presents students with one of the most influential positions available at The University of Toledo.

Applications are being accepted to replace current student trustee Josh Beekman, whose term will conclude at the end of this academic year. Student trustee Brittney Brown will continue to serve through the 2014 academic year.

“This position in particular is very important for students to become involved in because the board makes big decisions that impact the entire campus and, quite frankly, they need some type of student input,” Brown said.

Student trustees attend all board meetings, including corresponding committee meetings to which they are appointed, and report information to the Student Senate at regular meetings.

“It’s important that all students who qualify for a trustee position give it serious consideration,” said Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace, senior vice president for the student experience. “Student trustees have a unique chance to contribute input when decisions affecting education are being debated. In a very real way, they can be part of a process that affects their future and the future of all students.

“It’s also something to consider from a professional standpoint, as working with our board creates contacts stretching across the region.”

Applications for the student trustee position must be received by noon Monday, April 1, by Tamika Dobbins with the Office for the Student Experience, located in Student Union Room 2521.

Applications can be filled out by any student who meets the following criteria:

• Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above;

• Must be enrolled full time at the time of nomination or appointment;

• Must have been enrolled for three semesters on a full-time basis at The University of Toledo prior to nomination and appointment;

• May not be under conduct probation or other disciplinary action; and

• Must be a registered Ohio voter.

The application form includes a place for students to provide information on their time at UT, including any volunteer work, internships or activities.

The selection process involves an application review and interviews with Student Government. No more than five semifinal candidates then will be submitted to the Governor’s Office of the state of Ohio for final selection.

Applications for the trustee position are available here.

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