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The students of Black Hawk have spoken, and there’s a new Student Trustee on campus, one dedicated to making improvements on campus for a better student experience.
Freshman Carlos Martinez, who is pursuing a degree in pre-engineering, was elected as the new Student Trustee to represent the students on the Board of Trustees. Before Election Day, Martinez squared off in a debate with fellow candidate Rowen Burroughs, in a final attempt to influence undecided voters why he would be the best choice for the position.
The debate consisted of questions about how the candidates would go about serving as the Student Trustee, and the changes they intend on making if elected.
Martinez will serve as the Student Trustee for one year, during this time, he looks forward to serving as a voice for his fellow students and hopes to ultimately make Black Hawk’s campus experience better.
Overall, the responsibilities of the Student Trustee is to serve as the voice of the students on the Board of Trustees. The Student Trustee can bring up any concerns or improvements that could be made in the best interest of the students, and that’s exactly what enticed Martinez to get involved and run for Student Trustee.
“I wanted to play a role, and actually be able to influence what’s going on,” said Carlos Maritnez. “Many times, students are only here at Black Hawk for two years, and they really don’t get involved. I want to show the students there’s an opportunity to get involved, and we can make changes on campus to make things better for the students.”
Martinez encourages suggestions on what exactly needs improved at Black Hawk, so if you see him on campus speak up and don’t be shy, it takes a voice for change.