Governor Pete Ricketts Appoints NSCS Student Trustees

Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed Chadron State College student Ashley Goad of Pueblo West, Colorado; Peru State College student Treyten Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Wayne State College student Jayme Krejci of St. Paul, Nebraska, to serve as student representatives on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees. The students will serve during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Ashley Goad

Goad, a sophomore at Chadron State College, is earning a major in human biology with a minor in applied statistics with the intention of becoming a physician assistant.  She has been a member of the Student Senate; vice president and rush chair of Beta Alpha Kappa; and a member of the Research Institute Committee.  She has also served as an international peer mentor.  In addition to her work on behalf of her campus community, Goad is also active in the Chadron community as a volunteer EMT and fire fighter with the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department.  In her application, Goad stated, “Chadron’s professors have helped to develop my passion and ability to have a voice and make a change in the world of health.” As a student trustee, she hopes to “promote student and campus change that will support community engagement.”

Ashley is the daughter of Melissa Smith of Pueblo West, Colorado and Larry Goad of Canon City, Colorado.

Treyten Nelson

Nelson, a sophomore at Peru State College, is studying business administration, management, marketing and computer management information systems with a minor in organizational management and leadership. He is currently serving as a student trustee for the 2016-2017 academic year, and this will be his second term.  He has previously served as Student Senate Executive Board – sergeant at arms and president of the Residence Hall Association, and is currently a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  He is CEO and founder of Trey’s Lawn Services of Lincoln, LLC.  During his current term, Nelson worked with his fellow student trustees to revise Board Policy 3400 to increase the credit hour limit of tuition remission scholarships from 16 to 18.  Nelson takes a collaborative approach to his role, stating that student trustees contribute to the Nebraska State College system by “having conversations with other student trustees and student senates in order to identify issues across all the campuses and work together on creating solutions that can better student life for everyone.”

Nelson is the son of Todd and Therine Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jayme Krejci

Krejci, a junior at Wayne State College, is majoring in political science while earning minors in pre-law, public administration and public and global health. She has served for 3 years on the student senate and chair of the student government committee.  She has been president of the Political Science/Pre-law Club, vice president of Pi Gamma Mu, and secretary of the Honors Club.  Krejci serves both her college campus and the community of Wayne through her volunteer work with the New Student Orientation Ambassador Program, the Masonic Child Identification Program, Rotary Club, food drives and fundraising efforts.  As a student trustee, she intends to work to address her “community’s needs, advocate for students, and empathize and aim to understand both the desires of the Board and [her] peers.”

Krejci is the daughter of James and Laurie Krejci of St. Paul, Nebraska.

The Nebraska State College System serves nearly 9,000 students through three geographically diverse institutions. Combined, the three Colleges offer more than 200 degree, certificate and pre-professional programs that are accessible on the campuses, via the Internet and in several locations throughout the state. With more than 250 credentialed faculty members and 50,000 successful graduates, the Nebraska State College System provides significant human and intellectual capital that contributes to the current and future strength of the State of Nebraska.

"I am a first-generation student, and it was a really hard decision for me to attend college or not. Then, I found Peru State College. With the scholarships and affordable living expenses here, Peru made the decision a lot less difficult."

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Carlene Riley

Peru State College