Public Affairs, The California State University

Governor Appoints Brewer as Student Trustee

Governor Jerry Brown has announced the appointment of Kelsey Brewer to the California State University Board of Trustees.

Brewer has been a student at California State University, Fullerton since 2012 and is pursuing a degree in political science. She has been chief governmental officer for the California State University, Fullerton Associated Students Incorporated since 2014, where she has been a member since 2012 and has been an intern and clerk at Klein DeNatale and Goldner LLP since 2013. Brewer is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and California State University, Fullerton’s team for the Up To Us Competition by the Clinton Global Initiative.

The appointment is for a two-year term.  Brewer will initially serve as the non-voting student trustee in her first year and assume the voting student trustee position in her second year.  The current voting student trustee is Talar Alexanian, a student at CSU Northridge.  Trustees do not receive a salary for their service to the university – with exceptions for the chancellor and the faculty trustee.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the 23-campus system.  Under present law there are 25 Trustees (24 voting, one non-voting).  Five Trustees are ex officio members: the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chancellor.

For more information about the appointments, please see the announcement from Governor Jerry Brown’s office: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18561.