Alamo Colleges Names Student Trustee to Board
When he takes his seat at the next Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees' meeting, Jacob Wong will be the first and only student to serve as a trustee on the board of any community college in Texas. Wong will serve a one-year term, beginning May 6, 2014 and running through April 30, 2015.
"The addition of a student trustee to the board reflects the Alamo Colleges' commitment to providing our students with leadership preparation and experience to complement their academic achievements," said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "We look forward to the valuable contributions Jacob Wong will make as the voice of students on our board," he added.
Wong, a sophomore majoring in psychology at San Antonio College
, is a former Student Government Association president. Jacob said, “I am honored to serve the students once more in the capacity of a student leader.”
As the student trustee, Wong will serve as a non-voting student liasion to the board and the chancellor, representing students' interests at board meetings and other district meetings. He will undergo trustee training and, in recognition of his service on the board, Wong will receive a $300 scholarship at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. St. Philip's College
student Rudy Padilla was named as an alternate student trustee. He will attend board meetings if Wong is unable to attend.
At the Alamo Colleges, high quality education and low costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community. For more information, go to alamo.edu