The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees swore in its new student board member, Robert Lane, last week.
A student at Golden West College, Lane will act as a representative for the more than 60,000 students who use the district’s services annually, but doesn’t have a vote on the board. He will also act as chairman for the District Student Council, comprising student representatives from the district’s three schools — Coastline Community College, Golden West College and Orange Coast College. Lane’s arrival comes at a time when the discussion of district budget cuts is underway.
Lane’s experience in government includes acting as a senator at Golden West College and as a member of the college’s Model United Nations program. A political science major, he will be running a task force to watch the progress of bills that would affect community college students in the area.