Applications Open for Board Advisory Program

Collegiate Delegates
L-R Jesus Mesta, Catarina Garcia and Carlos Flores discuss cooperative issues. Not pictured: Julie Johnson

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the TCEC Board Advisory Collegiate Delegate Program. This program is designed to support and engage with younger generations, teaching them the importance of the cooperative business model. 

Applications are open to any student currently enrolled at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Applications will be evaluated on a range of criteria such as interest in business, leadership qualities, personality, community engagement, volunteerism and academic achievement. Finalists will then be invited to participate in an interview with TCEC’s executive team, if needed. 

Selected collegiate delegates who serve a one-year term will receive a scholarship from TCEC. In addition, they will join TCEC’s board of trustees and executive team at monthly board meetings, attend the cooperative’s annual meeting and district meetings, as well as provide valuable input to TCEC’s leadership team. Through this program, delegates will gain insight into the cooperative business model, TCEC’s strategy and develop leadership skills that will be beneficial for future careers. 

“We feel engaging the next generation of members is essential to our success as a member-owned cooperative,” Zac Perkins, TCEC CEO said. “Leveraging our partnership with OPSU is key to the process which will allow us to receive valuable feedback from younger people.”

Applications are open online until March 20. Detailed information and application links for the collegiate delegate program can be found at