KCCD Student Trustee
Major: Engineering and American Sign Language
Rayven Acosta-Webb is a sophomore student at Bakersfield College and double majoring in Engineering and American Sign Language. Her previous experiences include being a supplemental instructor and the Bakersfield College Student Government Association’s Public Relations Manager. She offers a new perspective, as well as an understanding of the diverse needs students, have on campus. She wants to be more involved with campus organizations, staff, and fellow students at all three sister KCCD institutions. She will help to create a louder voice for all who attend and reach out to all areas of the school. Most important of all, she will represent the students’ opinions and concerns at the KCCD Board of Trustee’s meetings. She will utilize her ability to listen and help get the ball rolling in areas in which individuals have found themselves stuck or felt neglected. She aims to help generate change that benefits all who attend a KCCD institution and is honored to help KCCD continue to thrive.
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:
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.