Meet Your 2024-2025 Student Trustee

The Student Member to the Board of Trustees, also known as the Student Trustee, is elected in the spring semester prior to the academic year the student will be serving. The Student Trustee represents student interests at the board level.

James Curl


Student Trustee



Hello, my name is James Curl. I graduated as salutatorian from Amboy High School and am currently a business major at Sauk Valley Community College. I plan to transfer to a university to pursue a degree in Finance and eventually return to this wonderful community to pursue financial endeavors or start a business.

My connection with Sauk began in high school, where I first learned about the college and the incredible opportunities it offers. From the moment I set foot on campus, I was impressed by the supportive faculty and the wealth of resources available to students, which allow us to reach our full potential. Whether it’s academic assistance, career counseling, or personal development opportunities, Sauk provides a motivating environment that truly fosters student success.

As a student worker in the Testing Center and an active participant in TRIO and various clubs such as the Science Club, the Business Club, and Phi Theta Kappa, I have had numerous opportunities to network and improve my social skills. These experiences have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth. In my free time, I enjoy following financial markets, investing, and playing video games, which help me stay balanced and energized.

In my role as Student Trustee, I serve as a vital link between the SVCC student body and the Board of Trustees. My responsibilities include communicating student activities, concerns, and feedback directly to the Board, ensuring that student voices are heard and considered in decision-making processes. I am committed to advocating for the interests of all SVCC students and enhancing the overall college experience.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to reach out to me at student.trustee@svcc.edu.  I am here to help and look forward to working together to make our college even better!




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