Student Trustee

Student Life and Services: Student Trustee


What does the Student Trustee do?

The student trustee offers a student's perspective and advice to the Board of Trustees at monthly and special Board meetings.  The student trustee is educated on upcoming programs, policies and expenses that will be presented to the Board for approval.  Using knowledge collected from the college's history, administrators, faculty, staff but most importantly the students, she/he will or will not approve of the communications presented for approval.

When are Board Meetings and why should a student care?

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 and occasionally for special sessions in the Board Room (SSV 151).  Some of the most important programs, dates and expenses are approved by the Board of Trustees. 

Who is the Student Trustee?

Rocio Rivera

An AVC/SOAR student. Rocio Rivera is the ideal student trustee for the AVC Board. She listens, leads, speaks and serves. As president of GirlsBuild, she works to empower young women in civic engagement and advocacy. She is an ASO officer, mock trial lawyer, and pre-law club representative on the club council. With law and political science as her academic focus, Rocio is the president of the speech club and has won national speech competitions in leadership and optimism. With her optimistic view of the world, she lives to create positive change whenever and wherever she has the opportunity to serve.

To contact her please email: 


Elect your 2022-2023 Student Trustee on March 29 - March 30, 2022!

Cory Barnes

I chose to run for this position because I have experienced complications and hardships and AVC has been my support system for the last 5 semesters. I currently have the pleasure to serve as ASO Executive Director of Special Programs and will continue my oath to represent AVC students. There is a need for student equity and inclusion. I will provide information and knowledge about the obstacles students from lesser socio-economic backgrounds face. As a second year student, working in my career as an addiction counselor I have inherited valuable traits such as cultural competence, self-care, and empathy. I am honored

How is the Student Trustee elected?

In March, those who wish to run must fill out a Student Trustee Letter of Intent. The letter of intent is mandatory. In April, start looking for flyers that advertise the dates of the election of the Student Trustee and Associated Student Body Officers because they vary from year to year. After a student is elected she/he/they will be sworn in and seated with the Board at their May meeting. The Student Trustee will then serve for a term of one year.


To cast your vote:

Student Government Elections

Last updated: March 23, 2022