Student Leadership Opportunities

Students are eligible to sit on and participate in the discussions and decisions of committees of the college’s professional staff.  Some positions are held by Student Senators.  Contact the SAO if you are interested in serving on any of the committees listed below. Click here to download definitions of standing campus committees.

  • College Council (one student)
  • College Affairs (two students)
  • Curriculum & Academic Policy (one student)
  • Programs & Services Evaluation (one student)
  • Information Resources Management  (one student)
  • Faculty and Staff Development (one student)
  • Student Development Committee (two students)
Other Campus Committees:
  • Jean Burr Smith Library Advisory committee (one student)
  • MxCC Campus Bookstore Advisory committee (one student)
  • MxCC Foundation (one student)
Some Other Ways to Get Involved:  (contact Student Activities for more info)
  • Campus Ambassadors/Tour Guides/Orientation Leaders
  • 5K Scholarship Road Race (annually in October)
  • MxCC Golf Classic (annually in early June)
Board of Regents- Student Advisory Committee

Two MxCC students serve as the primary and alternate representatives on the B.O.R. Student Advisory Committee.  The alternate members of the committee serve in the absence of the regularly elected (primary) member and are strongly urged to work collaboratively to best represent the MxCC student population. Representatives serve on the statewide committee consisting of 17 students (12 from the Community colleges, 4 from the Connecticut State University System (CSU) and one from Charter Oak University). They meet periodically through the year to represent the approx. 96,000 students enrolled in the 17 CT state higher education institutions.

  • Meetings are usually held monthly (a late afternoon during the week) at the Department of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street in Hartford, or at one of the colleges or universities.  The S.A.C. which formed in the Fall of 2011 after the higher education consolidation, creates  its own agenda and has addressed large scope, system-wide issues facing higher education.  Some examples: tuition increases, Senate Bill 40, and transfer and articulation policies. Students may also serve on other Board of Regents Committees such as the Student Technology Advisory Committee, and participate in leadership  retreats.
  • The Student Advisory Committee Chairman, Michael Fraser from Western CT State University and Vice Chairman, Eugene Bell of Gateway CC lead the S.A.C.
  • Current MxCC S.A.C. Representatives are: Randy Quartas, Primary Rep & David James McDonald, Alternate
  • The committee meets at least biannually with the Board of Regents for Higher Education, the governing body presided by President, Gregory W. Gray.
  • Student Representatives must be in good academic standing (2.0 G.P.A), be able to serve a minimum of one full academic year, preferably two; be able to commit to meetings as scheduled, and be prepared to address higher  education issues relevant to CT higher education students as they arise.
  • Reliable transportation is a must.
  • Representatives are elected by the Student Senate, the MxCC Student Government Association.

To view meeting minutes, visit the BOR website here.