Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom named CSU Bakersfield senior Krystal Raynes to the California State University Board of Trustees, marking the first time a student from CSU Bakersfield will serve on the board.
Raynes, 21, will serve a two year term as one of only two students on the board representing the 480,000 plus students in the CSU system.
“I am so proud of Krystal,” CSU Bakersfield President Lynnette Zelezny told the university’s news publication. “This is an unprecedented opportunity for CSUB to have a voice advocating on behalf of our students, our families, our great Valley. Krystal is passionate, informed and tireless. She will make an exceptional trustee.”
With 25 members, the board adopts regulations and policies which govern the 23 campuses in the CSU system and have authority over areas such as educational policy, finance, campus planning and facilities.