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ASCWU Student Government

2019-2020 Student Trustee Information & Application

The ASCWU Student Government will be identifying 3-5 current full-time CWU students to be considered for the Board of Trustee appointment by Governor Jay Inslee’s office. The Student Trustee appointment will begin on July 1st, 2019 for one calendar year. 

Interested students must start the process by completing this online form HERE.   

Students will submit a resume/CV and detailed cover letter explaining their interest in serving on the board of trustees and explaining their level of engagement on campus and perspective on various educational, financial, and social matters faced by the University to the following email Student Involvement Administrative Associate, Paula Moffatt ( by 5pm on Friday, April 19, 2019:   ​

The ASCWU Student Government will review the submissions and select which students to officially nominate to the governor’s office by 12pm on Friday, April 26, 2019.


As noted by the Washington State Legislature, the following information is provided related to Trustees:

RCW 28B.35.100

(1) The governance of each of the regional universities shall be vested in a board of trustees consisting of eight members, one of whom shall be a student. The governor shall select the student member from a list of candidates, of at least three and not more than five, submitted by the governing body of the associated students. They shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate and, except for the student member, shall hold their offices for a term of six years from the first day of October and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The student member shall hold his or her office for a term of one year from the first day of July and until the first day of July of the following year or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified, whichever is later. The student member shall be a full-time student in good standing at the respective university at the time of appointment.

(2) Five members of the board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In case of a vacancy, or when an appointment is made after the date of expiration of the term, the governor shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term of the trustee whose office has become vacant or expired.

(3) Except for the term of the student member, no more than the terms of two members will expire simultaneously on the last day of September in any one year.

(4) A student appointed under this section shall excuse himself or herself from participation or voting on matters relating to the hiring, discipline, or tenure of faculty members and personnel.

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