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The student trustee is the student voice on the board of trustees.

The student trustee represents the interests of the entire community and provides perspective to ensure that future students will be well-served. In addition to serving on the board of trustees, the student trustee chairs the Student Advisory Committee, which provides a forum for communication and exchange of ideas, information, and concerns among students.

Eligibility, Elections, and Term of Office

To be eligible to run for student trustee, a student must be enrolled in at least five units at any Los Rios college. Student trustee elections are held during the spring semester every year. The term of office is one year and runs June through May.

Student Trustee Application

Current Student Trustee

Toni Schiffmaier

Toni Schiffmaier

June 2020 to May 2021

Toni Schiffmaier is a pre-law double major in Business Administration and Psychology at Folsom Lake College, who is passionate about serving students. In the past, she served locally with the Associated Students of Folsom Lake College (ASFLC) and Region II of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges as an executive officer.

In these roles, she advocated for students on various topics, such as basic needs, mental health services, financial aid, and more. Through statewide committee work, she also served as the Guided Pathways Advisory Committee student representative, where she advocated for increasing student input on support programs for students statewide.

As Los Rios Student Trustee, she aims to increase intradistrict collaboration among student leaders to strengthen advocacy and support for students districtwide, especially on pressing issues related to equity, basic needs, COVID-19, and other matters as they come forward throughout her term. In the future, she hopes to transfer to UC Berkeley, attend law school, and start a nonprofit focusing on basic needs advocacy, mental health services, and low income housing.

Recent Past Student Trustees

  • Isabella-Marie Engel, 2019 to 2020
  • Danny Thirakul, 2018 to 2019
  • Evan Nguyen, 2017 to 2018
  • Marianna Sousa, 2016 to 2017
  • Cameron Weaver, 2015 to 2016
  • Omba Kipuke, 2014 to 2015
  • Ricardo Lemus, 2013 to 2014

Legal Requirements

State law requires that governing boards of community college districts have at least one non-voting member who is chosen by the students. Read Education Code 72023.5 for more information.