The California State Student Association (CSSA) today opened its annual search for a Student Trustee to serve on the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. Applications are now being accepted by the CSSA.

The Board of Trustees is the highest policy‐making body for the 23‐campus California State University system. Trustees establish policies on student fees, admissions, financial aid, technology, student services and other areas that directly impact approximately 450,000 CSU students.

The primary responsibility of the position is to present the issues and perspectives of CSU students. Trustees conduct campus visits and attend seven regularly scheduled meetings per year. Serving as Student Trustee offers a unique opportunity to shape policy for the largest four‐year higher education system in the world – the California State University. The student trustee is the most prestigious leadership position a CSU student may hold.

Completed applications must be received by the CSSA no later than 5pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Application packets must be mailed or hand delivered. Incomplete applications and those sent by facsimile will not be accepted. Applications are to be delivered to: California State Student Association, ATTN: Director of University Affairs, 401 Golden Shore, Suite 135, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Applicants selected for personal interviews will be notified in writing and by telephone. Interviews will be conducted May 8, 2009, at the CSSA monthly meeting. Three to five nominations will be forwarded to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who will make the final appointment.

For more information and complete instructions on how to apply, visit the CSSA website at

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