Posted 12 months ago
By John Axtell
Governor Dave Heineman has appointed the three newest student representatives to the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees, and the Chadron State representative is a resident of Wyoming.
Jacob Rissler of Gillette will serve during the 2014-2015 academic year, as will the student representatives of Peru State and Wayne State…Rachel Henry of Peru and Matthew Mullins of Falls City.
The student trustees are undergraduate students appointed by the governor for one-year terms as non-voting members of the board, but with full board membership and participation in all except certain personnel and legal matters.
The intent is for the student trustees to serve as liaisons between their schools and the board of trustees, passing along ideas, suggestions, and comments from students while also giving the trustees their own personal input on issues.
Rissler, a junior business administration major, is the CSC Student Association president and a senior resident adviser for the CSC residence life association.
He was also one of two students chosen to represent the CSC student senate at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
In his application, Rissler wrote that the “student trustee is ultimately the final key in the communication process among college staff, system staff, and the entire student body.”
CSC professor Robert Knight’s recommendation calls Rissler an excellent student who “possesses a sharp mind and an intellectual curiosity that makes him an ideal student (and) an outgoing and amicable personality, readily interacting with other students both in and outside of the classroom.”
The Nebraska State College System serves over 9,000 students through its three geographically diverse institutions that offer more than 200 degree, certificate and pre-professional programs accessible on campus, via the Internet and in several locations throughout the state.