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Graduate Student Trustee Search

Posted Mar. 18, 2013

Underway is an important search that will result in the appointment of a graduate student trustee to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Applications from interested students for this two-year term position are being accepted now by the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Currently, Chelsea Knowles and Alexander Evans are Kent State’s Student Trustees, graduate and undergraduate, respectively. Knowles is completing her term of office this year and will serve as chair of the Student Trustee Search Committee, as required by university policy.

An overview of the student trustee position, including expectations, responsibilities and qualifications, is available at The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, March 27. Documents necessary for completing an applicant’s file are: application form, résumé and three letters of recommendation (two from individuals affiliated with Kent State University and one from a personal source not affiliated with the university). Students may choose to include additional relevant information with their application.

Students may access a copy of the application for the position online or by contacting the office located in Room 250 at the Kent Student Center. Complete applicant files will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5. At the conclusion of the process, the names of five students will be forwarded to the Governor’s Office for final selection of the successful candidate.

The new term for the graduate student trustee will begin on the date of appointment specified by the governor, and will end on May 16, 2015.

For more information, please contact Pat Dennison at 330-672-4050 or