Klueber, Harms, and Jaixen Appointed as Student Trustees

Left to right: Konery Klueber, Tyler Harms, and Amanda Jaixon

For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2020

Contact:
Judi Yorges, Director of External Relations and Communications
402.471.2505  |  402.770.6205  |  jyorges@nscs.edu

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed Konery Klueber of Rapid City, SD, Tyler Harms of Falls City, NE, and Amanda Jaixen of Platte Center, NE to serve as student trustees on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees. They will serve a one-year term (2020-2021 academic year) and represent Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State College students.
“As Chair of the Board of Trustees, it is my honor to welcome the new Student Trustees,” said Gary Bieganski, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The Trustees value the insight and student perspective these young leaders bring to the Board.”

Konery Klueber – Chadron State College Student Trustee

Klueber, a senior at Chadron State College, is earning a degree in justice studies – legal studies and a minor in military science.  He is the vice president of the Student Senate, War Eagles President (Company Commander), Blue Key member, Chadron State Student Ambassador, and Eagle Mentor. Konery stated in his application he “wanted to be a passionate voice for students and be an effective liason between the Board of Trustees and Chadron State students.”  
Konery is the son of Ed and Mary Klueber of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Tyler Harms – Peru State College Student Trustee

Harms a junior at Peru State College, is majoring in marketing and business management. Tyler is the Student Senate president, Phi Beta Lambda member, resident assistant, and Student Senate public relations designate. When discussing his appointment, Tyler stated, “I have always been passionate about Peru State College, and I want to positively impact the lives of students who attend the State Colleges. There is no better way to impact change than by being a student trustee.”
Harms is the son of Thad Harms and Susie Kreifels of Falls City, Nebraska.

Amanda Jaixen – Wayne State College Student Trustee

Jaixen, a junior at Wayne State College, is majoring in family and consumer science education with a coaching endorsement. She has served as a WALK member, leadership scholar, resident assistant, and food pantry volunteer coordinator. When asked about her role as a Student Trustee, Amanda stated, “I enjoy connecting with other students and am honored to be the voice of Wayne State students. I hope to make a difference for students while serving on the board.”
Jaixen is the daughter of Dale and Janet Jaixen of Platte Center, Nebraska.

The 2019-20 Student Trustees Sam Klammer of Chadron State College, Kayla Myers of Peru State College, and Ashley VanMeeteren of Wayne State College will work with the new student trustees to orient them until their new term begins in June.

About NSCS and the Board of Trustees 
Located in Lincoln Nebraska, and established in 1867, NSCS is the governing board for three state colleges; Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State. An established partner within the rural communities they serve, the colleges provide an engaging, personalized and rewarding college experience. NSCS is committed to providing a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible to all students. 

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