Savannah Smith-Coulter of Canton will serve as the 2023-2024 student trustee on the Spoon River College Board of Trustees.

Smith-Coulter said a desire to improve resources for all students led her to run for the position, and with past experience in club government, she is confident in her ability to do a great job. “I love our school and look forward to being a positive influence and to get active in SRC campus life.”

A self-employed dog groomer for the past two years, Smith-Coulter is working towards an associate degree in science in preparation for transfer to continue her studies in veterinary science. She credits her father, Dave Smith, for where she is now in her life. “He was a business owner before me, always supported me, and inspired me to go to college.”

At Spoon River College, Smith-Coulter is a member of TRIO and the Gay Straight Alliance Club. When not grooming dogs and attending classes, you can find her on the playing field as a member of the Peoria Woman’s Rugby team, of which she also serves as the Social Chair and the Treasurer.

Originally from St. Louis, Smith-Coulter and her husband reside in Canton.

Student trustees at Spoon River College attend monthly board meetings and give updates about student life and events to trustees, further the interests and promote the welfare of SRC students, and represent the student body in the Student Government Association. Along with gaining leadership skills, trustees have opportunities to attend state trustee meetings and conferences. They serve one year, and receive a stipend towards their tuition and fees.