Applications Open for Board Advisory Program

The TCEC Board Advisory Collegiate Delegate Program is a new scholarship program designed to engage with younger generations to teach the importance of the cooperative business model. Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 school year to any student currently enrolled at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU). 

Applications are evaluated on the candidate’s interest in business, leadership qualities, personality, community engagement, volunteerism and academic achievement. Finalists will complete an interview with TCEC’s executive team.

Selected collegiate delegates who serve a one-year term will receive a scholarship. These delegates will join TCEC’s board of trustees and executive team at monthly board meetings. They will also attend the cooperative’s annual meeting and district meetings. Delegates will provide valuable input to TCEC’s leadership team and gain leadership skills to help them in their future careers. 

“We feel engaging the next generation of members is essential to our success as a member-owned cooperative,” said Zac Perkins, TCEC CEO. “Leveraging our partnership with OPSU is important to the process. Delegates will gain insight into the cooperative business model and TCEC’s strategy while the cooperative’s executive team gains valuable feedback from younger people.”

OPSU students can apply online until March 21. After reviewing the applications, TCEC will select finalists for interviews. TCEC’s trustees will approve delegates at the April 22 board meeting.

Detailed information and application links for the collegiate delegate program can be found at WWW.TCEC.COOP/DELEGATEAPP.