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The Student Trustee has the great responsibility of representing all Morton College students as a nonvoting member of the Morton College Board of Trustees. This position is highly sought-after on our campus and requires strong commitment, dedication and energy of the student. While the position is demanding it is also an extremely rewarding experience.
By law, colleges are required to have student representation on the Board of Trustees governing the institution. This position, Student Trustee, is not only important to administration but also to the students.
Eligible students may apply for the position by completing an application form. One student trustee will be elected by the student body. The student trustee’s first responsibility is to attend the April Board of Trustees meeting.
Student Trustee candidates must:
Duties of the Student Member of the Board of Trustees are as stipulated in the Illinois Public Community College Act, Chapter 110, Act 805, Paragraph 3, Section 7-24:
The nonvoting student member shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote.
Further, it shall be the duty of the Student Member of the Board of Trustees to:
The Student Trustee will serve a term of office of one (1) year beginning on April 15 and ending on April 15 of the following year. The student must be able to fulfill the year-long term.
The student trustee shall be limited to one (1) one-year term and may not be re-elected.
The Student Trustee is elected at large by plurality vote of the voting students in the Morton College district. Each Morton College student is allowed one vote to vote for only one candidate, and the winner of the election is whichever candidate represents a plurality of voters, that is, whoever received the largest number of votes.
Campus-wide elections are held the first Wednesday of April. Voting takes place on the Panther Portal. Online voting opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m.