Student Rep Needed for Board of Governors

Applications to become the next student representative to the Truman Board of Governors are now available.
The student representative plays a vital role in the protection and advancement of student interests, regularly consulting with the Board of Governors, the highest policy-making body for the University. The Board plays an important role in shaping different aspects of University policy. With students making up the majority of the community, it is important that the Board has a strong student member to further their constituency’s needs, interests and concerns. It is the responsibility of the student representative to communicate these ideas with the Board as well as with many other areas of the campus community.

Serving as the student representative to the Board provides the opportunity to represent the student body on issues such as tuition, student fees, University personnel, spending and policy. Current student representative Luke Freeland describes his experience in this position as beneficial.

“I have found my time spent in this position to be a learning experience that has taught me many things about both higher education and myself,” Freeland said. “It has been my honor serving the students of Truman State University as their representative.”

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and can be found on the Board’s website at

Students may contact Freeland at for more information or to answer any questions.