Board of Governors Student Representative Applications Now Available

Applications to become the next student representative to the Truman Board of Governors are now available.
The Board is made up of 10 individuals who are appointed by the governor of Missouri and confirmed by the Missouri Senate. Of the 10 Board members, there is a sole student representative to the Board of Governors. The student representative holds a non-voting, two-year position. The next student representative will serve from Jan. 1, 2014 until Jan. 1, 2016.

The student representative plays a vital role in the protection and advancement of student interests by regularly consulting with the Board of Governors, which is 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.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and can be found on the Board’s website here.

Students may contact current student representative Michael Bushur at for questions or more information.