The Bellevue College Board of Trustees sets the college’s strategic direction, establishes policies, and approves budgets.
Since 2011, students have participated on this governing board. The student trustee of the Bellevue College Board of Trustees is a fully-fledged member of the Board, with the exception of not participating in voting on matters regarding faculty tenure or faculty contracts. This trustee provides a student perspective on board operations while not representing the student body as a whole.
Past Student Trustees
2018: Joedy Morrow
Joedy has been actively involved in the College’s governance system since her appointment to represent the student body through the Associated Student Government (ASG) in March 2017. Joedy served on the ASG as the Environmental and Social Responsibility Representative and as the Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Pluralism. Joedy is passionate about sustainability and social justice. She created a campus wide sustainability program and visited Washington DC to advocate for Bellevue College.
2017: Michael Cha
Michael Cha previously served in the Campus Activities Board as an Event Coordinator, within the Associated Student Government as Chief Justice, and as the Student Program Coordinator for the Bellevue College Association of Veterans.
2016: Marianne Albay
Marianne Albay has been an active student at Bellevue College since 2015 participating in student government and serving as a Peer to Peer mentor. Marianne graduated from the Tesla STEM High School in Redmond, Washington. She brings a thoughtful and informed student perspective to the Board of Trustees.
2015: David Kook
David Kook endured a competitive field to become Bellevue College’s fourth Student Trustee. He began as a reporter for the Watchdog, the Bellevue College newspaper, before becoming the News Editor, a position he holds concurrently.
2014: Stassney Obregon
Stassney Obregon came to the Student Trustee position as an active student involved in El Centro Latino, the Organization of Women Leaders, and the BC Rotaract Club. As an Oceanography Major, she was heavily involved in supporting women in STEM fields, attending many conferences as a student, including the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.
2013: Takhmina Dzhuraeva
Takhmina Dzhuraeva served for three years in the Associated Student Government, prior to becoming the student trustee. She was the Associated Justice of Internal Affairs 2010 – 2011, the Vice President of Finance and Communication 2011 – 2012, and the President 2012 – 2013. Takhmina broke many barriers at the Student Trustee. She was the first female, international, and Bachelor Degree student (for Interior Design) to serve.
2012: Robert Rowe
Prior to becoming Bellevue College’s first Student Trustee, Robert Rowe served as the Associated Student Government Chief Justice from 2010 – 2011 while returning to school to become a math teacher. Robert was active in helping Bellevue College get this position, going so far as to testify in favor of the bill that ultimately granted all Community and Technical Colleges in Washington State the ability to have a student trustee.
Last Updated March 7, 2019