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What Does it Mean to be a Student Representative?

February 25, 2016
The student body is meant to have a voice on the governing boards that advise the Board of Trustees on the college’s most important decisions. However, a recent survey sent to students on administrative transparency suggests that the majority of students don’t know who the student representatives to these boards are.

President Murray Describes Strategic Planning, Governing Board Updates in Email

February 12, 2016

In an email sent to students on Friday morning, President Kathy Murray recapped last week’s governing board meetings, which included talks on the upcoming strategic planning process and the approval...

More Student Representatives to Join Governing Committees

March 7, 2013

More students will be sitting on governing board committees alongside trustees, overseers and faculty next year, announced ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian at an ASWC Senate meeting on Sunday, March 3. Following...

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees
November 15, 2012

You've heard the name thrown around: the Board of Trustees––"The Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend," or "Come to this networking event with the Board of Trustees"––but many Whitties have...

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards
November 15, 2012

The 15 members of Whitman's Board of Trustees have the power to set tuition, hire and fire the president and guide long-term policy for the college. In spite of the influence they wield on campus,...

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