A Message from the Student Trustee


Bristol SFE Student Trustee CJ Souza 2019 ImageIt is my pleasure to welcome you all to Bristol Community College, and with a happy heart that I wish you all the best going forward into the 2019-2020 school year. 

My name is CJ Souza. I’m a lifelong resident of Fall River and I am majoring in early childhood education here at Bristol. I will be serving as the student trustee this year representing the student body on Bristol’s Board of Trustees. 

Student leadership plays a key role here at Bristol. Whether it’s serving as a trustee or on the Student Senate, it’s critical that we as students get involved in our community. 

I look forward to the opportunity to serve and support all my fellow students and am happy to meet with students regarding various thoughts or concerns around the student experience. I can be contacted by email at csouza85@bristolcc.edu, or by going on the CJ Souza - Bristol Community College Student Trustee Facebook page. 

I wish you all a productive and successful school year!

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About the Student Trustee


Each year, the student body elects a representative to the College Board of Trustees. This Student Trustee represents all of the students in the College as a full member of the Board.

The Board of Trustees, under the Massachusetts General Laws, is responsible for policy, budget, and oversight of Bristol Community College. The Board of Trustees meets one afternoon a month (usually Monday at 4 p.m.). The Board consists of eleven members. One of them is an elected student, one is elected by the Alumni, and nine members are appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth.

It is the duty of the Student Trustee to convey students’ ideas, thoughts, and concerns to the entire Board of Trustees. The Student Trustee must make every effort to relate to the entire student body. The term of office is one calendar year, beginning on July 1st. To be eligible to run for Student Trustee, a student must be in good academic standing, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be registered as a full-time student (at least 12 credits) at the time of election and for the academic year of service.