New Student Trustees Appointed

Outgoing and Current Student Trustees

LINCOLN – Governor Jim Pillen has appointed Braxton Dalton of Wayne State; Alec Langan of Chadron State; and Cayla Schuster of Peru State to serve as student trustees on the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges. They will serve a one-year term (2024-2025 academic year) and represent State College students.

"The Board of Trustees truly appreciates the unique perspectives and fresh insights our student leaders contribute. It is my privilege, as Chair, to welcome our new Student Trustees," said John Chaney, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges.

Alec LanganAlec Langan – Chadron State College Student Trustee

Langan, a junior at Chadron State College, is majoring in chemistry and minoring in physics and human biology. He has served as the vice president of the Chemistry Club, a cabinet representative for Health Professions, treasurer for Health Professions, a resident advisor for the Newman Leadership team, a cabinet representative for the Sports Medicine Club, and a cabinet representative for Familia.  When addressing his role as a Student Trustee in his application, Alec stated, “As a Student Trustee, I am dedicated to serving as an essential bridge between the student body and the Board of Trustees. By working together, we can significantly improve both the quality of education and the overall student experience.”

Alec is the son of Angela and Michael Langan of McCook, Nebraska.

Cayla SchusterCayla Schuster – Peru State College Student Trustee

Schuster, a freshman at Peru State College, is majoring in secondary math education. Cayla is a member of the Student Senate, CAB member, and RHA Meeting.  When discussing her appointment, Cayla stated, “As the Peru State Student Trustee, I will be the voice for all students and I will work to promote our successes.”

Cayla is the daughter of Laura and Scott Schuster of Oakland, Iowa.

Braxton DaltonBraxton Dalton – Wayne State College Student Trustee

Dalton, a sophomore at Wayne State College, is a business marketing major.  Braxton serves on the student senate, Future Business Leaders of America Social Chair, Resident Assistant, and Career Scholars Cooperative Education team lead. Dalton stated in his application “I want to ensure that every student in the state of Nebraska has access to the opportunities at our state colleges that I have been fortunate enough to have. I firmly believe that students everywhere should receive similar opportunities to grow their career skills and make a positive difference in their own lives as well as the lives of others.”  

Braxton is the son of Chad and Kim Dalton of Raymond, 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