The Office of Student Affairs has announced an election for one non-voting student representative to the Wenzhou-Kean Board of Directors. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 6, 2020 by 2 p.m.
Per the election, one member will be elected for a two-year term, concluding on June 30, 2022.
The online student election will take place Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020. All current Kean students are eligible to vote.
To be eligible for the position, the applicant must be a full-time, matriculated student in good standing with the college without any conduct violations.
Additionally, the applicant must be at least eighteen years of age and a citizen of the United States.
The university requires that undergraduate students applying for the position maintain a 2.75 GPA, with a minimum 30 degree credits complete, 15 of which fulfilled at Kean.
Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA, with 12 credits completed at the university. Those who meet the qualifications can fill out an application at this link.
Applications could also be done in person at the following locations:
- Office of Student Government, Miron Student Center, Room 309
- Center for Leadership and Service, Miron Student Center, Room 219
- Office of Residential Student Services, Whiteman Hall
- Miron Student Center Information Desk
- Kean Ocean Office of Campus Life, Gateway Building, Room 213/215
- Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Kean Hall, Room 124
The election will be overseen by the Student Leadership Council. They will be responsible for publicizing the nominations and position openings, along with the design and content of applications.
Once elected as a representative, there are a number of responsibilities which must be adhered to.
The voting student member and the alternate student member are expected to be present and participate in all open and closed meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Student representatives will serve as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and the student body at Kean, while being aware of the community's needs.
They are also required to attend student council meetings for the Student Organization, as well as with the Graduate and Part-Time Student Council.
At each meeting, a report is to be given with consent from their respective boards. Upon taking office, a representative will agree to meet the responsibility and confidentiality standards established by the board.
A representative could be removed if they miss two or more board meetings from the Board of Trustees or the Student & University Affairs Committee of the Board.
Other infractions, such as violating the campus code of conduct, inability to perform the duties of their office or failing to maintain the minimal academic requirement could result in losing their position.
If dismissed, a representative can appeal their notice of termination within five business days.
If a vacancy occurs, the alternate student representative will finish the term and if there is a vacancy at alternate representative, an election will be held within sixty days to fill the position.
For questions and concerns, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs can be contacted via phone at (908) 737-7080. The office is located in Kean Hall, Room 124.