ASRCC Senate holds open forum to inform students about open Student Trustee position

Posted: March 12, 2015 | Updated: March 25, 2015 Written by Stephanie Llamas
Sammie Ayoub, Supreme Court pro-tempore of ASRCC, informs students of the significance of the RCCD student trustee position, at an open forum held March 12 on the steps of the Martin Luther King Jr. Teaching/ Learning Center.

Sammie Ayoub, Supreme Court pro-tempore of ASRCC, informs students of the significance of the RCCD student trustee position, at an open forum held March 12 on the steps of the Martin Luther King Jr. Teaching/ Learning Center.

Associated Students of Riverside City College elections are closely approaching as the eagerness builds for who will become the new student trustee after the resignation of April Galvan.

An ASRCC open forum took place on the steps of the Martin Luther King Jr. building at RCC on March 12. ASRCC student body elections will be held April 7-8 online via Webadvisor.

Students that are interested in running must be enrolled in and maintain at least six units at Riverside Community College District at the time of application submission and must meet and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. A student trustee cannot be affiliated with any clubs or groups. A student trustee will be dismissed immediately if they drop below the eligibility requirements.

“We encourage everyone to join the student trustees elections as we need a replacement as soon as possible, it will be your duty and job to let every single college have a say,” Argie Hill, Supreme Court chief justice of ASRCC said to the few students present at forum.

The attendance at the open forum was lacking with the event being presented to rows of mostly empty chairs. “One way we could increase the population of students at open forums would be to make sure students are aware what the forum is about,” Hill said.

“A trustee position is important in all three campuses (Riverside, Norco, Moreno Valley) because you will be the liaison between all three, a trustee will work with all three campuses to make sure students have a voice.” Hill said. Campaigning officially starts March 23 at 4 p.m. The campaign ends April 8 and election results would be posted by 4 p.m. April 10. Any future trustee is entitled to priority registration and will receive a scholarship of $300 after term has been served according to Hill.