The purpose of the Student Senate is to represent the students of Richland Community College through effective communications by promoting unity and fellowship with all members of the College community. Specifically, we encourage the development of campus organizations and activities that will meet the needs and interests of the student. The Student Senate strives to represent and interpret student opinion as related to the information on campus policy and to distribute the academic fees to provide a variety of educational and social opportunities for students.
Students are elected each spring semester to the 12 member board. Petitions are available in the Office of Campus Life, Room C 133. Full and part-time students are eligible for governmental posts providing they are in academic and financial good standing with the college.
Members of the Senate also serve with faculty and administrators on designated committees to represent the students' point of view. These committees include Richland’s Academic Standards Committee, Policy & Communications Committee and the Judicial/Academic Review Board.
The Student Trustee is elected each spring semester by the student body to serve as an advisory voting member of the Board of Trustees. The Student Trustee may make and second motions during the Board meetings, and the Student Trustee also serves on the Student Senate.
- Shelby Mason
- President - Maxwell Cekander
- Evan Comerford
- Meagan Cundiff
- Brooke Dulin
- Amanda Gray
- Tiffany Streibich
- Christopher Volle
- Zachery Yeakel
Heather Kind-Keppel, Director of Student Engagement
Phone: (217)875-7211 ext. 305