Shippensburg University’s Council of Trustees is looking for a new student trustee.
As the current student trustee, senior Seth Edwards plays a vital role in making student’s voices heard and implementing change on campus.
Edwards, a political science major, stressed the importance of the position and looks forward to his successor taking on the leadership role.
“[The Student Trustee position] is what I would argue to be the greatest leadership opportunity for students on campus,” Edwards said. “It requires a desire to represent, communicate and think critically at the highest level of SU operations.”
During his time as student trustee, he “was given the opportunity to work as a vessel for student’s interests being delivered to major discussions pertaining to the university,” Edwards said.
The position is open to students of any major who encompass strong leadership skills and a desire to serve the campus community. As the student trustee, the student will get the opportunity to address any issues or concerns on campus their peers may have. The position comes with the responsibility to fairly represent all student groups.
The student trustee is also expected to be active in the Shippensburg University community on and off campus. Staying involved with campus events promotes an in-depth understanding of student life, enabling the trustee to better serve the campus community.
“Your role as the student trustee is to be permanently engaged with Student Government (SGA) meetings and affairs, university ceremonies and other events as requested,” Edwards said.
While the position may seem daunting, Edwards advises applicants not to worry.
“Possessing true desire and eagerness to be part of a variety of discussions pertaining to the university, while implementing the student voice, will make this position extremely satisfying,” he said.
Students can apply for the student trustee position beginning Feb. 14. Applications will be available on the SU Trustees web page: https://www.ship.edu/about/leadership/president/council_of_trustees_members/
Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Seth Edwards at email@example.com.