California State University, Stanislaus, graduate student Maggie White has been elected 2017-18 president of the California State Student Association, representing the 480,000 students of the CSU system.
White is completing her second year as student representative on the State Board of Education. She holds a BA in communication studies and is completing a masters in public administration at the Turlock campus. She will oversee seven full-time staff members and two interns in the association’s Sacramento and Long Beach offices. The job requires meeting with legislators and campus administrators, and as head of the largest university student association in the nation, White will also lobby legislators in Washington, D.C.
White, from Modesto, is a 2013 graduate of Valley Charter High, where she took college classes that also counted for high school credit. She graduated in 2014 from Modesto Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree in communication studies before transferring to Stanislaus State.