Sanchez named student trustee

Cerro Coso Community College announced the appointment of Angelo Sanchez to serve as student trustee to the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees for the 2012-2013 academic year. He will replace student trustee Tamara Tomaschow from Bakers-field College whose term expired in June.

As the student representative to the KCCD Board of Trustees, Sanchez is responsible for bringing an enhanced student perspective to the board as he represents students from all three colleges within the district.

Sanchez is a sophomore engineering major at Cerro Coso’s Ridgecrest campus and served as the senior student senator last year. The Student Senate is the governing body of the Associated Students of Cerro Coso, a body that facilitates student involvement in participatory governance at the college.

Once a self-professed introvert, Sanchez has discovered a zeal for leadership and a desire to understand the politics and issues that drive decisions that affect students districtwide and statewide. He said he is thankful for the opportunity to serve students and the exposure the student trustee position will provide.

Sanchez plans to spend the next two years completing the requirements to transfer to California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo or California State University Long Beach, where he intends to earn a degree specializing in magnetics.

Story First Published: 2012-08-08