Kish College seats Dale Giebel as Student Trustee, bids farewell to Mohammad Mustafa

Outgoing Student Trustee Mohammad Mustafa was honored for his service at the April Board of Trustees meeting. Mustafa is pictured with Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College, and Bob Johnson, Board Chairman.

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.

Dale GiebelGiebel, 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 student population.

“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