Student Trustee

Each year, a student election is held at Spoon River College to elect a Student Trustee (term is served April – April of each calendar year). Petitions may be picked up each year beginning February, and voting takes place online in early March.

Requirements

  • Attend Board of Trustees Meetings on a monthly basis and as needed at other times
  • Update the Board of Trustees on college events and student life activities
  • Represent the student body on the Student Government Association in either Canton or Macomb

Benefits

  • Gain leadership skills
  • Further the interests and promote the welfare of SRC students
  • Opportunities to attend state student trustee meetings and conferences
  • Receive a one-year stipend toward your tuition and fees for up to 30 credit hours (not to exceed a pre-determined amount for each semester).


2020 Student Trustee Nominees


Joshua Burkiett

Educational background and future plans:

Joshua Burkiett resides in Canton and attended Spoon River Valley High School.  Joshua is a computer information systems major at SRC and has already earned two certificates in that area.  Joshua plans to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in the computer information systems area and then wants to enter the workforce.

Reasons for running for student trustee:

Joshua is running for student trustee to obtain the experience and also to make a difference with the entire student body at SRC.  Joshua would like to see the tutoring program at SRC be expanded to include more subject areas.  Joshua would also like to explore the possibility of increase online learning including instructors lecturing online.

Qualifications:

Joshua has been on the President's honor roll for his academic achievements.  Joshua was also named to the Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Triston Eddlemon

Educational background and future plans:

Triston Eddlemon is a Canton High School graduate.  At Spoon River College, Triston is majoring in psychology and minoring in political science.  Triston plans to transfer to a four-year university after SRC and has future aspirations of attending law school.

Reasons for running for student trustee:

Triston is running for student trustee to be engaged in the college community.  Triston wants to be able to assist others at SRC and be able to make a difference when and where needed.  

Qualifications:

Triston is currently the secretary for the SRC Canton Student Government Association.  Triston also serves as the student representative on the Student and Academic Affairs committee at SRC.  In high school Triston was the Vice President of Section 12 of the Illinois FFA Association.  During this time he was on a team that presided over thirteen schools providing him the opportunity to gain strong communication and organizational skills.

Jaylen Lyttaker

Educational background and future plans:

Jaylen Lyttaker graduated from Rushville-Industry High School and is attending Spoon River College to obtain an Associate's degree in education and plans to transfer to a four-year university with options open for a music education degree.  Jaylen's future goal is to become a successful and inspirational education professional.

Reasons for running for student trustee:

Jaylen is running for student trustee to help the students have a voice.  Jaylen wants to be able to establish a collaboration between the students and the faculty and staff, and he would do this by stepping out of his own comfort zone and speak with his fellow peers to gather views and opinions and relate the data to the board of trustees.  

Qualifications:

Jaylen is able to balance his schedule amongst being a fulltime student at SRC, working a part-time job, and volunteering as an assistant coaching, team skill and leadership building, and through high school activities.  Jaylen was a state qualifier in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and was the president of the high school yearbook.