Dale Giebel was seated as the new Student Trustee on the Kishwaukee College Board
of Trustees at the April meeting. Giebel was elected by his peers to the position
and took over the role of outgoing Student Trustee Mohammad Mustafa.
Mustafa served as Student Trustee since January 2022. Originally from Pakistan, Mustafa
is currently a DeKalb resident completing his Associate in Science degree at Kish
this year. Following Kish, he plans on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications
before applying to law school with the goal of becoming a domestic violence attorney.
Giebel, a Kirkland resident, is currently pursuing an Associate in Science degree
from Kish and plans to transfer to a four-year institution to study zoology upon completion.
As a Kish student, Giebel is a member of Kishwaukee College’s Student Government Association,
Green Team, Video Gaming Club, Tabletop Gaming Club, Performing Arts Club, Phi Theta
Kappa Honor Society and National Society of Leadership and Success. He also works
as a student employee for Kish’s Marketing & Public Relations department. Outside
of Kish, Giebel actively volunteers with the Kirkland Public Library, Hiawatha School
District and Zoo’s Ferret Sanctuary.
As Student Trustee, Giebel said he wants to continue to support the College’s efforts
to enhance the beauty on campus and create a greater sense of community among the
“As an openly gay individual with a disability, I’d like to continue the efforts of
the past trustees by showing that diversity only makes our campus stronger and by
helping to lift the voices of the different communities on campus,” Giebel said.
The Student Trustee represents Kish students on the College’s Board of Trustees, attends
board meetings each month and has an advisory vote on all action items. For more information
on Kishwaukee College, visit kish.edu.