A 2017 graduate of St. Elmo High School will serve as the Student Trustee on the Lake Land College Board of Trustees for the 2018-2019 term. Tessa Philpot was selected for the position by members of the Lake Land College student body. As a member of the board, Philpot will have a voice in many decisions for the university including policies for the school. In a release from the school, Philpot states “The biggest reason why I wanted to be student trustee was to be the voice of Lake Land students who feel they have no voice.” Philpot has been active in several aspects throughout her first year at the college serving as a Student Ambassador, freshman delegate for the LLC Student Government Association and also as the secretary for the executive board for the National Society of Leadership and Success. Philpot is the daughter of Deb and Brady Philpot of St. Elmo and is a pre-pharmacy major.