IVC News > August 10, 2020

IVC Student Ethan Manafi Takes on Role as Student Trustee

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Irvine Valley College student Ethan Manafi assumed the position of Student Trustee for the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) on July 21. Ethan will serve in the Student Trustee role for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Ethan, who is majoring in human biology and society with a minor in gender studies, will serve as Student Trustee to represent the students of both IVC and Saddleback College.

“I am honored to serve as Student Trustee for the 2020- 2021 academic year. I have many goals associated with amplifying the student voice and advocating for the issues that students care about most,” said Ethan.

Ethan plans to hit the ground running to accomplish the following initiatives and goals:

·      Collaborate with both associated student governments to improve the campus environments.

·      Help to establish more opportunities, representation, and quality of education for future students throughout SOCCCD.

·      Ensure that the student perspective is heard at all board meetings.

·      Establish effective communication with both the IVC Associated Student Government (ASG) and Saddleback ASG.

·      Help students become empowered leaders.

·      Represent the District and present initiatives during student conferences.

·      Reach out to students and ensure their familiarity with the District and their representatives.

In addition to working hard as Student Trustee, Ethan plans to remain actively involved in his many volunteer activities, which include helping to address homelessness in the community and increasing access to healthcare through his work with Kaiser Permanente and the campus Health Resource Center. Ethan will also continue to remain involved in IVC club activities that are available and will keep up with his hobbies, such as freelance photography.

During the continued stay-at-home order and the projected months of online class offerings for the majority of students, Ethan will have the task of connecting with SOCCCD students through creative and innovative ways, while the campuses remain closed.​ 

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