SRJC’s MESA Campus Council first convened in 1999 to provide a meeting forum for college input to the creation of the MESA Community College Program at Santa Rosa Junior College. Drawing on the expertise of SRJC managers and faculty, the SRJC MESA Campus Council continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the program.
In 2002, the MESA Campus Council recommended student participation in the council’s decision-making process. Anthony Choi served as the first student representative on the council. Any MESA-enrolled student is eligible to apply to serve as a student representative on the MESA Campus Council. Applications are available in the MESA Center each May for service during the following academic year.
In 2004, the MESA Campus Council joined the Local Industry and Education Advisory Board (LIEAB). Both entities meet throughout the year and work to support MESA’s vision and mission.
Today, in addition to student representation on the MESA Campus Council, the council’s original desire to include MESA students has expanded to include the formation of a MESA Student Leadership Team.
Beginning in 2003-2004, the founding MESA Student Leadership Team worked to create an endowed MESA Scholarship Program through the SRJC Foundation. Since then, the combined efforts of each Student Leadership Team have raised over $6,000 toward the sum of $10,000 that’s needed for an endowed SRJC Foundation Scholarship fund. The activities of the MESA Student Leadership Team vary each year based on the interests of the students who participate. Examples of other student-driven leadership initiatives include: participating in the Sonoma County Human Race, hosting a MESA Movie Night fund-raiser, volunteering to serve at the MESA High School MESA Day and the Expanding Your Horizons Conference, and numerous social events.
As a MESA student, if you are interested in joining the efforts of the MESA Campus Council or the MESA Student Leadership Team, contact the MESA Program Coordinator by phone, via e-mail, or by visiting the MESA Center. See the “Contact” page.