Bakersfield College

KCCD Student Trustee

KCCD Student Trustee

Sawyer Chrisman

Sawyer Chrisman 

KCCD Student Trustee
(Cerro Coso Community College)

major: English​


  1. Must report to the Executive Board and General Session.
  2. The Student Trustee, as applicable, shall be responsible for representing students of the KCCD at the Board of Trustees meetings and interfacing with the student body.
  3. The KCCD Student Trustee is expected to read agenda materials in advance of the Board of Trustees meetings and participate in open sessions at all regularly scheduled meetings
  4. The KCCD Student Trustee is a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees; entitled to the same monthly stipend, and travel to the annual CCLC student trustee conference.
  5. During the service as a student member of the Board, the Student Trustee will earn a stipend of $300 per month for attending meetings of the Board of Trustees and mileage reimbursements on pre-approved campus visitations outside of the Ridgecrest service area. There will be deductions for Federal and State taxes


  • Student Government for Cerro Coso Community College


What does the KCCD Student Trustee do?
The KCCD Student Trustee offers a student's perspective and advice to the KCCD Board of Trustees at monthly and special Board meetings. The student trustee is educated on upcoming programs, policies, and expenses that will be presented to the Board for approval. Using knowledge collected from the college's history, administrators, faculty, and staff but most importantly the students.

When are Board Meetings and why should a student care?
The Board of Trustees typically holds a monthly meeting at one of the three KCCD colleges. For updated information on Board Meeting, please visit the Board Meetings website. Some of the most important programs, dates and expenses are approved by the Board of Trustees. 

Who is the KCCD Student Trustee?
The KCCD Student Trustee is a student member of the student body from one of the three KCCD colleges. One student will serve as the member of the KCCD Board of Trustees. Membership is rotated annually, with the rotation starting over after the cycle has been completed, as follows:

  • June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015, Bakersfield College - Mr. Alex Dominguez
  • June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016, Cerro Coso Community College - Ms. Lily Nelson 
  • June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017, Porterville College - Mr. Jose
  • June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018, Bakersfield College - Ms. Rayven Acosta-Webb
  • June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019, Cerro Coso Community College - Mr. Sawyer Chrisman

How is the Student Trustee elected at Bakersfield College?

The Student Trustee shall be voted upon by the student population. The voting occurs during the spring BCSGA General Elections preceding the term of service, and commence his/her term of office at the first KCCD Board of Trustees Meeting in June.

If no student candidate runs for Student Trustee during the Spring elections, an appointment may be made following a campus-wide posting and application period of two weeks, open to all eligible students at Bakersfield College. Applicants who have submitted all required application documents on or before the deadline, and who meet the required qualifications, will be guaranteed interviews by the Student Trustee Selection Committee, which shall be composed of the BCSGA Executive Board, a Student Representative, and the College President or his/her designee.

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