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Palm Beach State College Student Trustee

Tenure: Fall 2019 to Spring 2020

Online applications are being accepted now, please explore the 3 Steps to applying below. 

Application Deadline: Aug. 12, 2019


Before completing the 3 steps to apply, review the duties, purpose and responsibilities of the position below.


  • Increase your exposure
  • Build your resume
  • Receive partial tuition paid
  • See legislators in action
  • Meet with key county and state leaders
  • Be eligible for the James L. Watt Service Award


  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours during the academic year
  • Be available to serve from Sept. 2019 to May 2020


  • To provide a direct communication link from the student body to the District Board of Trustee on various issues affecting student life and to provide an enhanced leadership opportunity for a member of the student body.
  • The student trustee is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board selected by the Student Trustee Selection Committee through an interview process.
  • The student trustee serves a one-year term and may attend all meetings of the Board, except those exempt pursuant to Florida “Sunshine Law”.


  • Represent the student body on the Palm Beach State College (PBSC) District Board of Trustee (DBOT).
  • Participate in identifying an outstanding PBSC student for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership award.
  • Interface with key Palm Beach County and State leaders.
  • Serve on the Student Activities Service Fee Committee, the Marketing Advisory Committee and the Enrollment Management Steering Committee.
  • Represent the student body on various college wide committees (schedule permitting). 

3 Steps to applying to become the Student Trustee for 2019-20

Step 1: Complete an online application


Step 2: Submit 2 letters of Recommendation

These letters of recommendation should come from a professor or someone you've interacted with in a professional setting. 

Print 2 copies and submit them to any of the individuals listed below 


Step 3: Submit a 500 or more word essay 

In your own words, tell us why you would like to become the new Student Trustee.

Print 2 copies and submit them with your letters of recommendation to any one of the persons listed below. 

Persons responsible for collecting Letters of recommendation & Essay
Campus Name Location | Room Phone
Belle Glade Andrew Barrett CRB 130 561-993-1169
Boca Raton Kathi Schaeffer AD 126 561-862-4327
Lake Worth Alexis Forbes BK 104 561-868-3310
Loxahatchee Groves Christina Seado Vasquez LGA 106 561-790-9009
Palm Beach Gardens Angela Allen BR 141 561- 207-5355



Shanie GuthrieShanice Guthrie
2018-2019 Student Trustee

Joseph MorelJoseph Morel
2017-2018 Student Trustee



David HernandezDavid Hernandez
2016-2017 Student Trustee

Patricia MedinaPatricia Medina
2014-2015 Student Trustee

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