Student Board Member Positions

The Student Advisory Council annually accepts applications for the positions of:

Student Member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education 
Student Advisor to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education


Student Member—One position open to a Community College student

The Student Member will serve for the 2019–2020 academic year as a full and equal voting member of the Board. This is a tremendous opportunity to weigh in on issues such as funding priorities for the public higher education system and quality of academic programs, as well as to learn about the initiatives of the colleges and universities and the Department of Higher Education to address students' college readiness, college-going and college success rates, and readiness to enter the workforce upon college completion.

The Board of Higher Education meets at least six times per year, generally on campuses within the public higher education system. Additionally, the Student Member would be assigned to one of the three standing committees of the Board, which generally meet in Boston the week prior to any scheduled Board meeting.

For the 2019–2020 academic year, the Student Member must be enrolled at one of the 15 Community College campuses. Each year, the BHE Student Member is selected, on a rotating basis, from among the three segments of the public higher education system—either the community colleges, the state universities, or UMass. With UMass serving in the 2018–2019 year, it will next be the community colleges’ turn.

Year Segment Student
2016–2017 Community College Jasson Alvarado-Gomez, Mount Wachusett Community College
2017–2018 State University Danielle Dupuis, Bridgewater State University
2018–2019 UMass Kush Patel, UMass Boston
2019–2020 Community College Elections April 24, 2019
2020–2021 State University Upcoming
2021–2022 UMass Upcoming

Application Requirements

Applications must be received by April 12, 2019. Applicants will be interviewed by the SAC on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA. Applicants will be notified of specific details regarding interviews upon receipt of their application.

Student Advisors—Two positions; one open to a state university student and one open to a UMass student

While the voting Student Member position must be a community college student in 2019–2020 year, the Student Advisory Council will also choose one state university student and one UMass student to serve as Student Advisors to the Board. The Student Advisors are permitted to be full participants in all meetings and policy discussions, with the only exception being that they are not permitted to vote on motions before the Board.

Application Requirements

Applications must be received by April 12, 2019. Applicants will be interviewed by the SAC on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA. Applicants will be notified of specific details regarding interviews upon receipt of their application.

Questions?

If you have questions please contact Stacy Bougie, at (617) 994-6961 or sbougie@dhe.mass.edu.

Student Advisory Council
Meetings & Events

Oct 15

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Meeting

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