Ryan Ahari is serving as the student representative on the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees for the 2012-13 academic year.
The third-year Santiago Canyon College (SCC) student with a 3.69 grade point average, is a political science major.
At SCC, Ahari has been an active member of the Associated Student Government (ASG), where he served as the Senator of Campus Development. In that role, he represented the student body on the college’s facilities committee. The committee reviews current or upcoming construction projects on campus and has input on a range of campus facility issues, including the Facilities Master Plan, parking needs, temperature control, and other maintenance issues.
In addition, Ahari has served as a proxy for the ASG Vice President of Senate at Academic Senate and RSCCD Board of Trustees meetings. He was also appointed as the SCC Region VIII delegate to the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. Last summer, he served as an SCC orientation leader helping to acclimate new students to college life.
As student trustee, Ahari plans to focus on vital issues affecting many students including student fee hikes, textbook reform, veterans’ issues, adequate financial aid, and ensuring that LGBT students find our campuses welcoming.
His future plans include transferring to a four-year university, preferably UC San Diego or UCLA, and continuing his studies in political science. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he hopes to attend law school. His goal is to study civil liberties and constitutional law and to run for elected office.
He currently lives in Irvine with his father.
Student Trustee Ahari can be reached by email.
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