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2013-14 USU/SA Officers

Read About The 2013-14 USU/SA Officers

President

Doug Fiefia

Qualifications

  • Business Council - Marketing VP
  • A-Team/Freshmen Peer Mentor
  • Student Alumni Association - A-Week Chair
  • Psi Sigma Phi Fraternity - Secretary/ Sargent of Arms
  • USU Multicultural Recruitment Council
  • Student Advisory Council

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Establish a clear protocol of how students can express their suggestions and concerns.
  • Build a new relationship between students and ASUSU that allows more accessibility, equality, and unity.
  • Help brand Utah State University to standout among universities throughout the nation.

Platform

Create opportunities for students now and in the future to improve their education by bridging the gap between the student body, ASUSU, and the administration.

Executive VP

Emily Esplin

Qualifications

  • ASUSU President's Cabinet; 2 years
  • A-Team Peer Mentor; 3 Years
  • SOAR Office Student Coordinator; 2 years
  • 6 consecutive years of leadership positions

Goals/Plans For Office

  • I will implement innovative ways to help counteract the increasing costs of tuition and improve the value of an education at USU.
  • I will serve as an advocate for the student body with the faculty and administration at USU.
  • I will actively seek student's opinions and keep them informed on issues that may influence the cost and quality of their education.
  • I will work with the college senators to help accomplish their goals.
  • I will bridge the gap between the Executive Council and the Academic Senate.

Platform

I will establish innovative ways to counteract increasing educational costs; I will keep students informed and serve as an advocate for their opinions, ideas, and concerns.

Student Advocate

Daryn Frischknect

Qualifications

  • Government Relations Council Chair 2012-2013
  • Student Fee Board Student at Large 2013
  • Assists planning and organizing of Brutally Honest panel 2012
  • Out-of-State Recruitment Team President 2010-2013
  • A-Team and Connections Peer Mentor 2010-2012
  • Best Buddies member 2010-2013
  • Aggie B.L.U.E. facilitator
  • Aggie Radio host

Goals/Plans For Office

  • I will generate more student involvement with the Utah Legislature by broadening the applications for the Government Relations Council. This will create a better representation of USU to assist in receiving the funding that is necessary in keeping your education affordable.
  • I will create an open and welcoming environment for you to voice your opinions, wants and needs through office hours and implementing a convenient and secure online form.
  • I will improve the Brutally Honest panel by drawing more attention to the event and giving you the opportunity to voice your opinion through early submission of questions.
  • I will organize a diverse group of students who represent you and your needs. This group will create an additional outlet for the discovery and implementation of your ideas at Utah State.
  • I will encourage public opinion through advancement in the "Why Should I Care" lecture series by holding more lectures that also specifically address ideas and concerns.

Platform

As Student Advocate I will represent the student needs and assist individuals when conflicts or concerns arise and represent those concerns to the State Legislature.

Athletics & Campus Recreation VP

Charley Riddle

Qualifications

  • HURD Committee member since 2010—Regularly worked closely with current and past ASUSU Athletic VP's
  • New Student Orientation facilitator and Admissions Office intern, which has provided a strong knowledge of university policies
  • Have volunteered for several ASUSU events beginning freshman year 
  • Initiated the recent changes to the structure of The HURD from a club to the entire student body
  • Dedicated Aggie Athletics fan, and promoter of Aggie Pride and support during athletic events

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Work with Logan's Downtown Alliance and local businesses to gain more support for Aggie Athletics from the community to make Logan an even better college town
  • Provide support and funding for The HURD and student events, such as tailgates, watch parties, and road trips, to promote Aggie Pride and create an infectious gameday atmosphere
  • Collaborate with students, student athletes and the Athletics Department to implement marketing strategies that raise support and student attendance at all athletic events
  • Lead the Aggie Life and Wellness Center Policy Board to provide student insight into the planning and designing of the new student facility
  • Support club sports and intramurals by voicing student opinions while overseeing the Campus Rec Policy Board and Campus Rec Fee Committee

Platform

I will promote Aggie Pride in the campus and community, acknowledge, support and represent students and student athletes, and help lead Athletics and Campus Recreation to a new level of excellence.

Programming VP

Thomas Rogers

Qualifications

  • Homecoming Dance, The Howl of Horror, Mardi-Gras, and End of the year bash volunteer (2011-2012)
  • Student alumni member (2011-2013)
  • Chair of various campus-wide events: The Howl of Horror, Mardi-Gras, 90's dance, A-Week Dance, Red Bull Chariot Race, and Spread the Word to End the Word (2012-2013)
  • Best Buddies Committee (2012-2013)
  • ASUSU Activities Coordinator (2012-2013)
  • Member of the A-Team (2013-2014)
  • 100 plus hours of service recorded on A.G.S (2011-2013)

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Promote effective commutation and unity among ASUSU leaders (specifically the STAB board) and offer more leadership opportunities for returning and new students.
  • Unite campus as a whole by attending and promoting events sponsored by other clubs and organizations at Utah State.
  • Provide variation in activities, concerts, and lectures that appeal to all walks of life on campus.
  • Manage time and money effectively to provide students with "The Ultimate Aggie Experience" that they will never forget!

Platform

I will create activities that appeal to Aggies across all walks of life through efficient management of funds, time, and an increased understanding of the differences that make Utah State unique.

Diversity VP

Sonina Hernandez

Qualifications

  • Current Diversity Chair under ASUSU Organizations and Campus Diversity VP. 2012-201
  • Work for Access & Diversity Center  2010-2013
  • A-team  Peer Mentor Member 2010-2013
  • Vice President Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. 2012-2013
  • Historian and Recruitment Chair Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. 2011-2012
  • Secretary Latino Student Union 2011-2012
  • Student Involvement and Access & Diversity Representative for USU Open Houses 2012-2013
  • Treasurer Society for Human Resource Management  2013-2014
  • Helped Split the Diversity VP Council into 2 : CSCO & Diversity
  • Restructured Educational Opportunity Scholarship and Connection course for underrepresented incoming students
  • Organized and implemented new training program for Access & Diversity Center presidencies

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Better the communication lines between CSCO clubs, underrepresented students, and ASUSU.
  • Putting on events with organizations and departments for the FULL Academic school year.
  • Create cooperation between students, departments, and the community in order to provide unity, understanding, and overall educational activities.
  • Continue to improve the structure and purpose of CSCO in order to benefit all student clubs/organizations and their advisors.
  • Restore the purpose and mission of the Organization and Campus Diversity VP.

Platform

Educating and raising awareness of cultural understanding and inclusion will promote relationships and develop new partnerships across student life at USU; leading to an environment that enriches student's educational experience.

Service VP

Kevin Meacham

Qualifications

  • Special Olympics Director
  • Service Center Public Relations committee member
  • Special Olympics committee member, 2011

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Build the Aggies Giving Service program. 
  • Create awareness of the Service Center.  
  • Improve Service Center leadership and programs through the Director Development Course.
  • Expand the impact and reach of university service through focus and improvement of CSSC. 
  • Create a welcoming and exciting atmosphere in the Service Center.

Platform

Improve the university service experience through increasing the effectiveness of current programs, creating an awareness and desire to serve, and building Service Center leadership and programs. 

College Of Agriculture Senator

Ashley Lee

Qualifications

  • Dietetics Club President since May 2012
  • Aggie Blue Facilitator, USU Card Office employee (information center of campus)
  • Church leadership positions
  • SNAC Nutrition Coordinator

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Increase advertising in the College of Agricultural, so students are knowledgeable of every Ag event.
  • Increase involvement from each of the diverse Ag departments.
  • Be there for the individual by helping those who are looking for opportunities to get involved or have questions that I can help with or find the answer to.
  • Help clubs within the College of Agricultural find more fundraising opportunities.
  • Help Ag students all understand why they are a part of the College of Agricultural.

Platform

Whether it be Dietetics, Aviation, Landscape Architecture, Ag Tech, or any other of the many diverse major in the college of Agricultural, each is important and deserves to be heard.

Caine College Of The Arts Senator

Sam Wright

Qualifications

  • Developed many good relationships with professors and students in the art department through collaborate works I have participated in
  • I understand the commitment we all share in the arts and the competitive nature of it as a business outside of college
  • I have 4 years experience in logistical set up and tear down of events ranging from church services, concerts, and fundraisers
  • Planned a musical summer camp for middle school aged kids for three consecutive summers.

Goals/Plans For Office

  • To make the Caine College of the Arts higher profile institution with a lasting legacy of excellence, through events and innovative advertisement ideas.
  • To greatly increase communication between students of the arts and the student government through the use of social media such as Youtube and more frequent town hall meetings with my fellow students.
  • To unapologetically fight against proposals that increase special interest student body fees (aka collegiate level taxes) in these hard economic times.
  • To be there for the students. If elected, I will want people coming to my office to talk to me and for everyone to know where my office is.

Platform

To increase communication through social media and real life interaction. To fight special interest student body fees. To make the CCA known and visible. Lastly, to be available.

Jon M. Huntsman School Of Business Senator

Steve Mortenson

Qualifications

  • Business Council, Professional Development VP, in which I have been heavily involved with the Business Council
  • As a Professional Development VP I have stood for student causes, and planned events like Business Week
  • Entrepreneurship Club Events VP, in which I helped plan the logistics for many different events along with a group of students
  • A Team: As an A Team Peer Mentor, helped countless freshmen prepare for their time at Utah State
  • Helped freshmen make the most of their first experiences as college students
  • Interned for the Office of Graduate and Research Studies, where my responsibilities include budgeting, auditing, and accounting
  • Interned with Icon Fitness, where I help with the social media campaign for Altra Running Shoes
  • Elected as Central Campus Area Government President for Area Government President
  • Stood as an advocate for on campus housing students

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Boost student involvement by providing tools to help students find opportunities which fit their needs.
  • Facilitate communication throughout the school; from individual students and clubs up to the administrative level.
  • Assess areas of student interest that lack available opportunities for involvement and create new possibilities. Every student in the School of Business should have extracurricular activities of interest to help them excel.
  • Create a council of students who are dedicated and qualified to represent the student body by providing quality extra-curricular events, taking a stand for student causes, and reaching out to the other colleges at Utah State University in an effort to create a culture of unity.
  • Evaluate the opportunities differential tuition provides and make sure those funds are being used for programs the students feel are most beneficial.

Platform

Solidify the future of the School and its students by: ensuring involvement opportunities are of sound quality, upholding the 4 pillars, and preparing students to face their futures with confidence.

CHASS Senator

Matthew Anderson

Qualifications

  • CHaSS Council
  • ASUSU President's Cabinet
  • USU Government Relations Council
  • ASUSU Fee Board
  • Legacy Fields Policy Board
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Board (Political Science Honor Society)

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Unify our college while promoting the diversity of the various departments/programs.
  • Work to reduce student fees where possible.
  • Better represent student opinions and concerns
  • Reorganize and Strengthen CHaSS Council.
  • Connect students with ASUSU, student services, and university opportunities.

Platform

As your Senator, I will provide platforms for you to address and improve your college experience. Our college is a vital part of USU and I will promote that message among our student government, faculty, and administration.

Emma Eccles Jones College Of Education And Human Services

Matthew Ditto

Qualifications

  • Education Council VP
  • Academic Fee Board Member
  • A-Team (Peer Mentor)
  • Entrepreneurship Club VP
  • School Ambassador (BYU-I)

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Restructure the Student Council and write charters for every position.
  • Raise a Scholarship of at least 1000 dollars from alumni, students and faculty
  • Create a Scholarship committee and write legislation for the parameters of those who can receive the scholarship.
  • Market events to students specifically Research opportunities offered by the College and the professors.
  • Create an App for both Apple and Android products specific to the college of education that can be a quick reference for the students in the College of Education.

Platform

Expand and restructure student involvement to develop, publicize, and enrich our academic, financial and social opportunities.

College Of Engineering Senator

Tucker Smith

Qualifications

  • Transfer Ambassador President, USU Admissions Office, Logan, UT, Fall 2011 to Present
  • Selected as the primary student manager for recruiting prospective USU transfer students
  • Served as a member of Ambassador Cabinet, a group of 8 students that presides over a team of 80 Ambassadors
  • Represented USU at junior college campus visits, high school presentations, and recruitment open houses
  • Student Body President, Snow College, Ephraim, UT, April 2010 to April 2011
    • Managed a budget of over $200,000
    • Represented Snow College on the state level as a member of the Utah Student Association
    • Selected by the United States Library of Congress as one of 15 American student body presidents to represent the nation on an exchange to Moscow, Russia
  • Board of Trustees Voting Member, Snow College, Ephraim, UT, April 2010 to April 2011
    • Represented the student opinion on important issues including tuition and fees
  • Ambassador, Snow College Admissions Office, Ephraim, UT, 2006 to 2007 and 2009 to 2010
    • Hosted prospective Snow College students during on campus recruitment events
    • Represented Snow College at high school presentations, and recruitment open houses

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Vivaciously support the proper allocation of student fee money. This includes vigorous opposition to any unnecessary increase in fees as well as assuring that current fees are spent where they will be most beneficial for engineering students.
  • Spread awareness amongst engineering students about current opportunities, issues, and decisions that will affect their experience as students in the College of Engineering.
  • Facilitate an uncomplicated system by which engineering students can make their needs and wishes known and ensure that this information is advocated to the decision-making authorities. Promote improvement to academic curriculum in an effort to generate engineers that are more marketable to industry (i.e. advocate the replacement of Solid Edge with Solid Works).
  • Sponsor events that are tailored to the needs and wants of engineering students. This will be accomplished by actively seeking input from students with regards to the type of activities that they would like to see occur within the college of engineering.

Platform

The student voice is the most critical voice to be heard when decisions about fees and curriculum are made. I promise to advocate decisions that will benefit you most.

Graduate Studies Senator

Brittney Garbrick

Qualifications

  • Masters of Human Resources Student Association Vice President
  • Alpha Chi Omega Vice President

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Increase graduate student involvement within each of their departments and the university as a whole.
  • Provide avenues for graduate students to get equal opportunities for research and project funding.
  • Incorporate a graduate student committee to act as a liaison between each department and its graduate students.
  • Provide better benefits, funding, and scholarships for graduate students.
  • Create awareness for all graduate students as to what is offered/available from the Graduate School as far as funding, scholarships, etc.

Platform

My plan is to give a voice back to the graduate students within ASUSU and within their own colleges. We are a huge part of this campus and it is about time we start showing it.

College Of Natural Resources Senator

Cameron Lawrence

Qualifications

  • Participated in the College of Natural Resources Student Council as a Club Coordinator (2012,2013)
    • Organized events such as "The Real Howl"
    • Attended a Leadership Retreat
    • Helped plan and participate in other activities such as: The Holiday Social, Various Service Projects
    • Festival of Trees
  • Selected to work as a student counselor for Hashawha- Outdoor School (2012)
  • Secretary of my student body in High School (2011)
  • Helped coordinate a local blood drive (2011)
  • Worked with Maryland School for the Deaf to gather volunteers for activities such as: Sports Games, Haunted Houses, Interpreter Conferences (2010,2011)

Goals/Plans For Office

  • Plan service projects that can be continuous throughout the year. Working with residents in the Valley to facilitate relationships and encourage networking between the College and the Community.
  • Increase Natural Resources student involvement in USU and QCNR sponsored activities.
  • Focus our efforts on increasing the sustainability of our campus through composting projects, consumption of energy competitions between freshman housing areas, and increasing awareness of total consumption and waste over the entire campus.
  • Double the amount of current students we have participating in undergraduate research projects.
  • Make outdoor recreational activities accessible to students in QCNR and USU as a whole. Creating pamphlets, posters, and announcements that advertise recreational possibilities around Logan and Cache Valley.

Platform

If elected Natural Resource Senator, I will focus on service opportunities, sustainability measures, and increased student involvement in QCNR and USU sponsored activities.

College Of Science Senator

Kellie Erickson

Qualifications

  • Socials chair in my sorority with experience planning large events
  • Helped with STAB throughout the past two years
  • Helped with behind the scenes at major events such as The Howl and Welcome Week
  • Spirit commissioner at my high school and planned large school-wide events throughout one year

Goals/Plans For Office

  • To promote undergrad research by establishing an online page updated every month with the lab jobs and volunteer positions available on campus.
  • Hear as many opinions as possible by recruiting a diverse group of people from as many majors as possible to be on my science council.
  • Plan meaningful lectures and events that people will want to attend and look forward to.
  • Plan student and teacher get together events to allow students to get to know the faculty as well as network for future occupations.
  • Get the scientific advances accomplished at Utah State more known throughout the school and community.

Platform

I hope to improve the college of science by promoting undergrad research, hearing as many diverse opinions as possible, and planning events that give students the tools to excel.