Western Student Trustee application now open for 2022-23 school year 

The application for the 2022-23 Student Trustee position is now open. Students in all majors and from all backgrounds with a desire to serve the WWU community are encouraged to apply. Interested in applying? You are invited to attend the Board of Trustees meeting, Friday, April 22, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. in Old Main 340 to observe the board in action and meet the current trustees.

What is the Board of Trustees?

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees is the University's governing body, whose broad responsibilities are to supervise, coordinate, manage, and regulate Western Washington University as provided by the state statute RCW 28B.35.100. The board sets the strategic direction and guidance for the university which the administration carries out in the day-to-day management of the institution. Providing policy direction and guidance, the trustees of Western Washington University represent the constituents' interests in the institution.

What does the Student Trustee do?

The Student Trustee fulfills the same function as all other Trustees, considering the needs of students, staff, faculty, and community members alike. However, the Student Trustee brings to the position their individual perspective navigating the university as a student. The Student Trustee does not conduct business on behalf of the Associated Students or its governing bodies, nor does the Student Trustee represent the interest of the entire student body. Get more information about Student Trustees here.

How do I apply?

You can access the online application here. A resume, cover letter, two letters of reference, and three short essay questions are required. You will also need to submit a separate Washington State Government Application for a Board or Commission. Applications are due by Friday, May 6, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Before applying, you are encouraged to meet with the current Student Trustee, Nate Jo. To schedule a meeting, please email studenttrustee@wwu.edu. For questions regarding the application please contact Annie.Byers@wwu.edu.