Young Trustees

Young Trustee

The Young Trustee is a sitting member on the Duke University Board of Trustees. As a former, or current graduate and professional student at the University, the Young Trustee is in the unique position to provide graduate and professional student perspectives to the Board. Responsibilities of the Young Trustee include, but are not limited to, serving on the full Board in addition to 2 Board of Trustees Standing Committees. This entails reading all meeting materials in advance of meetings, traveling to Durham or other locations for meetings, engaging in discussion of meeting topics, submitting official votes on issues brought to the board, and maintaining the confidentiality of board business. Elected annually, the Young Trustee serves a two or three-year term. The term length alternates by year. The Young Trustee elected to begin their term in 2017 shall serve a two-year term. During the first year, the Young Trustee acts as a non-voting observer. During the second year, the Young Trustee is a full voting member. The position of Young Trustee is a privilege and an honor, both for the student elected and for the entire graduate and professional student body.

Eligibility and Application Instructions (2017-2018)

The Young Trustee is a sitting member on the Duke University Board ofTrustees. As a former, or current graduate and professional student at the University, the Young Trustee is in the unique position to provide graduate and professional student perspectives to the Board. Responsibilities of the Young Trustee include, but are not limited to, serving on the full Board in addition to serving on two Board of TrusteesStandingCommittees.This entails reading all meeting materials in advance of meetings, traveling to Durham or other locations for meetings,engaging in discussion of meeting topics, submitting official votes on issues brought to the board, and maintaining the confidentiality of board business. Elected annually, the Young Trustee serves a two or a three-year term. The term length alternates by year. The Young Trustee elected to begin their term in 2018 shall serve a three-year term. During the first year, the Young Trustee acts as a non-voting observer. During the second and third years, the Young Trustee is a full voting member. The position ofYoung Trustee is a privilege and an honor, both for the student elected and for the entire graduate and professional student body.

Eligibility and Application Instructions (2017-2018)

All current graduate and professional students, as well as students who have graduated in the spring or summer terms of2017 are eligible to apply for Young Trustee. Students in the final year of their program are strongly encouraged to apply. The Young Trustee is not permitted to serve as GPSC president or be a non-student employee of Duke University during his or her term.

To apply, please submit the following PDF attachments togpscyt@duke.edu:

  1. Cover sheet with your name, address, telephone, email, school or department, year in program, and expected graduation date. Please also submit a PDF version of your materials without identifying information labeled “YTSC Application-no ID.”

2.ResumeorCV, onewithIDandonewithout(2-pagemaximum)

3.Brief explanation of your interest in the Young Trustee position,your qualifications for the position, and your vision for the position (1000-word maximum). Applicants will be judged on their commitment to scholarship and to service (to the university and/or wider Durham community).

4. Please address the following questions to elaborate on your ability to serve as Young Trustee. This creativesectionshouldexpressaspectsaboutyourselfthatmaynotcomethroughinotherparts ofyour application (1-page maximum, 12 point Times New Roman, 1 inch margins).

How areyourepresentative ofthewiderDukecommunity?

Please provide one anecdotal story that would have bearing on your duties as Young Trustee.

What do you do for fun?

The subject line of the email should read ‘Young Trustee Application.’ Please make the title of your application your last name.

The application deadline is 11:59pm EST, Monday, December18, 2017. Candidates invited to interview will be contacted in January 2018. The Young Trustee Screening Committee looks forward to reading your application. If you have any questions, please email the Young Trustee Screening Committee at gpscyt@duke.edu.

To learn more about the Young Trustee Screening Committee, please visit here.

GPSC Young Trustee 2017-2018

Erika Moore and Christopher Paul

GPSC Young Trustee 2016-2017

Ben Shellhorn and Christopher Paul

GPSC Young Trustee Archive

2015-2016

Shannon O’Connor (MD/PhD) and Ben Shellhorn

2014-2015

Shannon O’Connor (MD/PhD) and Katherine Duch

2013-2014

Katherine Duch (Sanford ’13) and Malik Burnett

2012-2013

Malik Burnett (MD/MBA) and Ali Saaem

2011-2012

Ali Saaem (BME) and Adrienne Clough

2010-2011

Adrienne Clough (MBA) and James McDonald

2009-2010

James McDonald (Law) and Xing Zong

2008-2009

Xing Zong (Physics) and Ben Kennedy

2007-2008

Ben Kennedy and Justin Klein

2006-2007

Justin Klein and Rob Saunders

2005-2006

Rob Saunders

2002-2005

Tomalei Vess

1999-2002

Clark Smith