Duties and Responsibilities of the Student Trustee
The Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Student Government.
Students who wish to apply/run for Student Trustee must submit TWO letters of recommendation:
• 1 McHenry County College Employee
• 1 McHenry County College Student who is currently enrolled and an active member of the campus
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College. This Board consists of seven board members, the
President, and Student Trustee. This is the final stop of any proposals, resolutions, and decisions made at the
A. Responsibilities—Student Trustee as a Member of the Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees Meetings
The Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Board Room (Room
A217), with the exception of July and December when it is the third Thursday of the month. There are times
when the date may change; visit www.mchenry.edu/board for a listing of meeting dates. The Student Trustee
should attend these meetings, prepared to talk about what is in the Board Packet. Please see the
Administrative Assistant to the President for a Board Packet. Read the report thoroughly. Note that Robert’s
Rules are used in these meetings.
The beginning of the meeting is an open session for students, faculty, staff, and community members to
attend. During this time, people give presentations and reports, including the Student Trustee Report. The last
half of the meeting is generally the executive session.
As the Student Trustee, your vote is known as an advisory vote. An advisory vote is a vote giving information
as a recommendation for action to be taken. You may make motions, second motions, and vote. There are
several ways that the Board of Trustees votes. The first and most commonly used voting method is roll call.
The Secretary calls rolls and everyone replies with a yes, no, or abstain. An abstention is not voting yes or no,
but staying neutral.
Student Trustee Report
Communicating students’ wants and needs to the Board of Trustees via the Student Trustee Report is the
Student Trustee’s main responsibility. The Student Trustee Report includes, but is not limited to, activities on
campus, activities within clubs and organizations, recognition of new clubs and organizations, off-campus
meetings (ICCB-SAC and IBHE-SAC), any conferences, and proposals from Student Government. The Student
Trustee Report is due at the time of all Board Packet deadlines (Friday prior to Board Meeting).
The Student Trustee is a member of the Student Government and therefore, must fulfill all duties and
responsibilities expected of all Student Government members. These include:
• Attendance at all mandatory Student Government Meetings: