Student Trustees

The Nebraska State College System has three Student Trustees, one from each of the State Colleges. They have full Board membership and participation except for certain personnel and legal matters, and they are non-voting members. 

Current Student Trustees

Ruth Mencia

Ruth Mencia
Chadron State College Student Trustee

Mencia, a junior at Chadron State College, is a double major in social work and general business and administration and minoring in human biology.  She is the current chair of the campus activity board and serves on the student senate executive board, activities fee board, treasurer of the sports medicine club, and social work club. Ruth is also a PHEAST scholarship recipient.

Panashe Jacha

Panashe Jacha
Peru State College Student Trustee

Jacha a junior at Peru State College, is majoring in psychology. Panashe is a member of the student senate, a librarian’s aide, and an athletic trainer’s aide. 

Jackson Richling

Jackson Richling
Wayne State College Student Trustee

Richling, a junior at Wayne State College, is majoring in business administration – marketing and minoring in English. He has served as Student Senate Vice President, a member of Philomathean Honor Society, a week of welcome ambassador, and residence hall association vice president. 

Past Student Trustees

Konery Klueber
Chadron State College
Student Trustee
2020-2021

Tyler Harms

Tyler Harms
Peru State College
Student Trustee
2020-2021

Many Jaixen

Amanda Jaixen
Wayne State College
Student Trustee
2020-2021

Sam Klammer
Chadron State College
Student Trustee
2019-20

Kayla Myers
Peru State College
Student Trustee
2019-20

Ashley VanMeeteren
Wayne State College
Student Trustee
2019-20