Ventura County Community College District Student Trustee Creates District-Wide Student Council

Feb 10, 2016, 19:30 ET from Ventura County Community College District

VENTURA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ventura County Community College District Student Trustee Ilse Maymes proposed bylaws to officially organize the District Student Trustee Council during a meeting at the District Administrative Center on Friday, January 22, 2016.  The purpose of the council is to represent the interests of students at Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura College; effectively communicate and act upon student issues; discuss legislative issues affecting community colleges; and share student opinions on bills with the Board of Trustees. The council will consist of four members, including the Student Trustee and the Associated Student Government President from each of the colleges or a designee. All meetings and operations of the council will comply with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act, California's open meeting law.

"We were pleased with the turnout and the strong representation of each college, including the presidents of each college student governments," said Dr. Bernard Luskin, Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District. "My observation is that the Associated Student Government officers who participated were well informed. Ilse's goal to bring the ASG leadership together with the colleges to explore the possibility of forming a student council was very successful."

"This council will open the lines of communication," said Student Trustee Ilse Maymes.  "Seeing the District student representatives come together to exchange ideas and build upon each other was a great experience.  I hope to establish the District Student Trustee Council before the end of my term.  I'm excited to see what we, and future generations, can accomplish together." "I commend Trustee Maymes for her leadership role in organizing this forum to insure the District Student Trustee Council maintains open and progressive relationships with the Associated Students Organizations at each college and throughout the District," said Rick Post, J.D. VCCCD Vice Chancellor of Educational Services. "We look forward to making the council a strong advocate for all students within our District."

The meeting and lunch was attended by the Ventura Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Bernard Luskin, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Rick Post, Board of Trustee Chair, Larry Kennedy, Trustee Vice Chair, Bernardo Perez, Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura college presidents (Luis Sanchez J.D., Dr. Greg Gillespie and Dr. James M. Limbaugh) along with representatives of the college's associated student government leaders, student advisors, and external affairs officers. 

The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually.  The District's three colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to fouryear colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in cocurricular campus activities.  For more information, please visit 

Ventura County Community College District 
Chancellor's Office                                       
Sherice Bellamy
Public Information Officer, VCCCD
(805) 652-5538


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