Kevin Zheng is proud to set precedent and serve as the first elected two term Student Trustee of the Durham District School Board. Representing nearly 70,000 students, Kevin is excited to continue to represent student voice at the board table and bring real tangible student-led change.

Kevin is honored to have been elected as Vice-President of Public Board Council and hopes to use his experience to create student-led change on the provincial level. Kevin firmly believes in the importance of equity and equal access to opportunity. The only limit to a student’s success should be his/her effort. Though he admits there are uncontrollable factors, he knows that education plays an essential role in breaking barriers and understands that cooperation and unity are the necessary to do so.

In his first term as student trustee, he introduced several initiatives to foster student cooperation and unity within his board and pushed forward programs to provide more opportunities to students. Aside from serving as a student trustee, Kevin has also been heavily involved within his school and community. Similar to his role as student trustee, Kevin also represents his peers on the city and school level serving as a youth councillor for his city and prime minister for his school’s student council.

Next year, as vice-president of the Public Board Council, Kevin hopes to extend his work from the regional level into the provincial level and looks forward to succeeding with the rest of the executive team.