Cerro Coso Community College announced the appointment of Lily Nelson to serve as student trustee to the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees for the 2015-2016 academic year. She will replace student trustee Mr. Alex Dominguez from Bakersfield College whose term expired in June. As the student representative to the KCCD Board of Trustees, Ms. Nelson is responsible for bringing an enhanced student perspective to the Board, representing students from all three colleges within the district.
Ms. Nelson is a full-time sophomore majoring in general education at Cerro Coso’s Ridgecrest Campus, and is a student worker for Access Programs. Understanding that student engagement is vital to success, Ms. Nelson participates in student activities to build community within the college.
“Extracurricular activities in college are as important as academics,” she stated. “Getting involved in student activities on campus are a great way to make new friends with similar interests and build leadership skills that you can take with you anywhere,” concluded Nelson. “So far it has been a great experience.”
Ms. Nelson hopes to transfer to the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) to complete her education with future plans of becoming an elementary school teacher. Cerro Coso congratulates Lily on her appointment!