Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 – Student representatives from all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will converge on the CSU Channel Islands (CI) campus for a two-day student government event addressing legislative and higher education issues.  CI will host the California State Student Association (CSSA) Plenary Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Student Union building.  The meeting is open to students and the public.

CSSA serves as the representative voice for all CSU students.  Its monthly Plenary Meeting brings together CSU student government leaders, student members of the CSU Board of Trustees, CSSA executive committee and staff members, a representative of the CSU Academic Senate, and interested students to discuss, collaborate and vote on important issues affecting the CSUs and their student bodies.

“This meeting provides CI students with a valuable opportunity to become more informed and engaged in political issues affecting the CSU system and their own educations,” said David Ashley, CI Student Government President. 

On Saturday, meetings of the CSSA Board of Directors, University Affairs Committee, Legislative Affairs Committee, Social Justice & Equity Council, and Internal Affairs Committee will convene simultaneously.  On Sunday, the Board of Directors will meet to vote on items set forth for approval by the committees.  A detailed agenda will be available the week prior to the meeting on CSSA’s website, http://www.csustudents.org/

Members of the public who wish to attend the Plenary Meetings will need to purchase a $6 daily parking permit to park on the CI campus; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

For more information, contact Rhonna Horney, Student Government Director of Events, at SGASI@csuci.edu or 805-437-2734.

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