What is the Student Trustee?

In addition to the five elected Trustees of the Board of Trustees for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, there is one Student Trustee from each college. Following procedures prescribed by the Board, the Student Trustees will be chosen by the students enrolled in the colleges. The term of the Student Trustees will be one year commencing in June.

The Student Trustees are seated with the elected trustees at all public meetings of the Board and will be recognized at those meetings as full members of the Board for the purpose of questioning witnesses, discussing issues and making and seconding motions.

The Student Trustees are entitled to an advisory vote. If a Student Trustee wishes to cast an advisory vote, it shall be taken prior to the Board’s vote. Furthermore, the Student Trustees will receive all material presented to the publicly elected trustees, except material that relates to matters considered in closed session.

FHDA Board Policy 2015 "Student Members"

FHDA Administrative Procedure 2105 "Student Trustee Selection Procedures"

CA Education Code Section 72023.5

Pierce Tao
Student Trustee

Pierce Tao

Tao is the elected De Anza College student trustee for the 2022-2023 academic year. He is a second-year Business Economics major. Tao is involved with the De Anza Student Government (DASG), sitting on the Legislative Affairs and the Equity and Diversity committees. As an individual who strives to best represent the student body and provide the best experience possible at De Anza, Tao intends to listen to the needs and concerns of different communities and people of different backgrounds. As De Anza's student trustee, Tao will back the needs of and support students on a districtwide level. Contact Tao at dastudenttrustee@fhda.edu or through the Chancellor's Office at (650) 949-6100.


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