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Student Trustee applications are now open

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Apply to be a Student Trustee
Applications for Student Trustees are due by 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Bryanna Henderson, Staff Writer

The Kean University Board of Trustees is currently looking for the next Alternate, Non-voting, Student Trustee. Students at Kean University may now begin sending in applications to fill the position. All applications must be received by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs by 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6.

The Board of Trustees is the representative body of Kean University. They are a council of fifteen members who come together to discuss and vote on important matters that affect the Kean community. By New Jersey state law and Kean University Board of Trustees policy, two student representatives are appointed to the Board of Trustees in order to allow the students to have their opinions and positions voiced during deliberations.

The two representatives that are appointed are a Voting Student Trustee and an Alternate, Non-voting, Student Trustee. Both students are expected to serve two terms, first as an Alternate Non-voting Student Trustee, and then as a Voting Student Trustee. Alternate Non-Voting Student Trustees can become Voting Student Trustees if a vacancy occurs in the Voting Student Trustee position. If a vacancy occurs in the Alternate Non-Voting Student Trustee position, an election will be held within 60 days to fill the vacancy.

The applications currently accepted are for the Alternate Non-Voting Student Trustee position.

To be eligible to apply for the Alternate Non-Voting Student Trustee position, students must meet certain requirements. They are as follows:

  1. The Student needs to be a full-time, matriculated student, in good standing with no history of any student conduct violations.
  2. The Student must be at least 18 years old.
  3. The Student must be a citizen of the United States.

If an undergraduate student is applying, they must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and have completed 30 degree credits. 15 of those credits need to have been completed at Kean University. Graduate students applying for the position must maintain a minimum GPA of at least a 3.0, and have completed 12 degree credits at Kean University.

The applications for the position can be found on the Student Trustee page on the Kean University website. All Kean University students are eligible to vote in the student elections, which will be taking place online, starting on Tuesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. and continuing until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.

If students have any more questions, they can contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (908) 737-7080, or they can stop by Kean Hall, Room 124.


about the author

Bryanna Henderson, Staff Writer
hendebry@kean.edu

Bryanna Henderson is an English major with a focus on writing. She began working at The Cougar’s Byte in August of 2019. She hopes to translate her degree and skills gained from being a staff writer into a professional writing career someday. Bryanna's main focus will be novels, but eventually she would like to branch out in working on screenplays, TV scripts and stage plays. Currently, she is involved in several different clubs on campus and hopes to add a few more to that list.