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I. Title of Policy

Election of a Graduate to the Board of Trustees

II. Objective of Policy

To establish the process for election of a graduate to serve as a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

III. Authority

New Jersey Statute 18A:64A-8 (amended) and the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees, Section 1.2010 and Section 1.3020

IV. Policy Statement

Each spring the President will poll the students who have applied for graduation to determine who among them wishes to be considered by the student body for election to the Board of Trustees of Brookdale Community College (“College”) as provided by statute.

An election will be held each spring. Rules for the election will be established by the Office of Student Life and Activities with the approval of the Associate Vice President Student Affairs.

The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes will serve a one year term of office commencing at their swearing in ceremony in July, upon receiving verification, from the Office of the Registrar of their award of their associate’s degree for the preceding academic year.

In the event that the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes fails to qualify as a graduate or is unable to accept the office, the candidate receiving the next greatest number of votes will be considered the successful candidate and so on. If there are no successful candidates, the President will notify all students in the graduating class of the preceding academic year of the opportunity to serve as Graduate Trustee and the election process will be held again to elect a student to serve on the Board of Trustees of Brookdale Community College.

V. Responsibility for Implementation


Approved: Board of Trustees 10/13/80
Rev.:  12/13/07
Approved: Board of Trustees 05/29/2019
Approved: Board of Trustees 12/19/2023


PDF Policy 2.5000 Election of a Graduate to the Board of Trustees