California Creates Equity in Student Representation

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  • Julianne Cravotto
  • (916) 319-2061

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following response after Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1625, which rectifies parity issues with student representation on the California State University Board of Trustees:

“I am pleased that the Governor has signed AB 1625. Student representation at the public university system creates a strong backbone for ensuring the needs of students are met. However, the lack of parity for faculty and students on the Board of Trustees at the California State University needs to be rectified. AB 1625 is a simple and straightforward step that ensures student voices are equally as important as faculty. A sincere congratulations and thanks our sponsor, the California State Student Association, for their partnership and hard work on this bill.”

AB 1625 strengthens the rights of student members to participate in the Board of Trustees at the California State University. This simple and reasonable bill permits a student trustee an additional semester to continue to serve in their role. Moreover, AB 1625 allows the student trustee whose term is expiring to remain in office until January 1st or until the Governor fills the position, whichever comes first. With the Governor’s signature, AB 1625 will now become law.