Pia Oestlien, College of Marin’s student delegate to the Student Senate for the California Community Colleges, was recently appointed as one of two student representatives from across the state to serve on the statewide Consultation Council to the Board of Governors—a committee where draft ideas are hashed out between the various constituencies in the California Community College system before being presented to the statewide Board.
Oestlien, who also serves as a senator-at-large on the State Student Senate executive council and chair of Region III of the Student Senate, was nominated by Rose Nemet, Region III senator from
Oestlien—who will serve until June 30—has promised to work hard for the students. “I’m looking forward to representing the students, to making sure their voices are heard, and to being part of a team that accomplishes many great things for the
Oestlien has won praise from her peers as well. Hoa-Long Tam, President of the Associated Students of the College of Marin, says, “I believe that Pia will be an unwavering advocate for student rights in the California Community College system; she doesn’t back down, and she will get the job done. The students of the community college system are well served by the Student Senate council’s decision to appoint her.”
Dr. Arnulfo Cedillo, College of Marin Director of Student Affairs and Health center and ASCOM advisor, says, “It’s a great honor for
However, Pia’s term only lasts until June 30, and no one has yet shown interest in succeeding her as
About the Student Senate: The Student Senate is one of four branches of Student Government at the College of Marin, representing all enrolled students to the faculty, staff, administration and trustees of the College. Students interested in any branch of student government are welcome to drop by SS 241, on the Kentfield campus, for more information. Elections are held every April, and packets will be available shortly.
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