Student trustees are full, voting members of the Council and are expected to attend all quarterly and special meetings. Appointed by the governor of Pennsylvania and approved by the Senate, trustees are charged with reviewing the administration, fiscal management and physical plant of the university.


To be considered, a student must:

·      Be a full-time, undergraduate with a minimum of30 credits earned;

·      Be in good academic and student conduct standing;

·      Be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours;

·      Be able to serve for a term of four (4) years, or until they graduate, whichever period is shorter.


In addition to completing the Student Trustee Application on the Engage platform – which includes uploading a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference – candidates will also interview with the selection committee. Candidates must have proof of criminal background screening clearances at the time of interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 13-17. The successful candidate’s information will then be shared with the President’s Office and forwarded to Chancellor’s Office for an additional interview, before being sent to Gov. Josh Shapiro for appointment by the chair of the State System Board of Governors.

For more information about the student trustee position, the application process, or accessing the Engage platform, contact current student trustee Kathryn Robinson at or Dr. Shawn Hoke, assistant vice president of Student Affairs, at