A forum was held on April 1 to introduce candidates running for Student Trustee. The forum was commenced by Chief Justice Alexandra Ray, who gave a brief introduction of the event and a short bio of each candidate. They were then given the opportunity to answer not only pre-selected questions, but also the questions of attending students.
For the next 15 to 20 years Riverside City College will undergo extensive renovations. The majority of the campus, except for the recent upgrades, will either be newly constructed or renovated. Plans for the following years will have the college under zone construction for certain locations and will be blocked off during construction of the buildings.
It’s hard to understand why students should care about the student trustee election, when the candidates themselves aren’t even paying attention to the race. The student trustee is the only student to sit on the Board of Trustees. And, even though the student trustee doesn’t get a vote, he or she is the only avenue for student input in the Board’s decisions.