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    STUDENT GOVERNMENT

    ASI Student Government collaborates with campus and community groups in order to improve student life.


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    STUDENT GOVERNMENT

    Students interested in shaping the ultimate college experience are encouraged to get involved.


ASI Elections

ASI Student Government strives to give Cal Poly Students the opportunity to be leaders, grow professionally, and be active members in their community.

ASI Elections are held annually in spring quarter and determine the student leadership for the following academic year. Elected representatives include the ASI President and the ASI Board of Directors.

The ASI President is the only elected-at-large student leader at Cal Poly and serves as the official ASI representative to the university and the general public.

The ASI Board of Directors consists of 27 elected positions and serves as the official voice of Cal Poly students in regards to student advocacy efforts and ASI corporate activity.

2016-17 ASI Election Results

The results posted below are unofficial until ratified by the Board of Directors.

2016-17 ASI President

Rank Last Name First Name College Votes
1 Colombini Jana College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences 3861

College of Architecture and Environmental Design - 3 Seats

Rank Last Name First Name Votes
1 Lee Tyler 113
2 Ponciano Paul 104
3 Lu Jocelyn 81

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences - 5 Seats

Rank Last Name First Name Votes
1 Nilsen Riley 473
2 Lopes Tony 442
3 Warner Haley 376
4 Lee Jenna Rose 283
5 Pirtle Matthew 270

College of Engineering - 5 Seats

Rank Last Name First Name Votes
1 Hepperle Danielle 507
2 D'Ambrosio John 378
3 Scott Kevin 315
4 Ledgerwood Josh 291
5 Griffin John 288

College of Liberal Arts - 5 Seats

Rank Last Name First Name Votes
1 Klepfer Matt 261
2 Dean Chase 255
3 Durante Ryan 218
4 Ebadat Cyrus 177
5 Elfarissi Rita 176

College of Science and Mathematics - 5 Seats

Rank Last Name First Name Votes
1 Bonestroo Lexie 322
2 Marks Jason 236
3 Day Kenneth 192
4 Ford Hayley 37
5 Ciaccio Gianna 3

Orfalea College of Business - 4 Seats

Rank Last Name First Name Votes
1 Poplack Hannah 333
2 Bang Jun 306
3 Rudolph Connor 251
4 Read Alice 249

Vote

Cal Poly students will have the opportunity to vote via their Cal Poly Portal beginning on Wednesday, April 20 at 9 a.m. through Thursday, April 21 at 9 a.m.

Paper ballots are available in the Dean of Students Office (Bldg. 65, Rm. 217) for students who are not able to vote electronically.

Students can vote for the ASI President and for the ASI Board of Director candidates from their college. The number of seats are listed below:

ASI President - 1 seat
College of Architecture and Environmental Design – 3 seats
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences – 5 seats
College of Engineering – 5 seats
College of Liberal Arts – 5 seats
College of Science and Mathematics – 5 seats
Orfalea College of Business – 4 seats

The number of seats on the ASI Board of Directors, for the 2016-17 academic year, is determined by winter quarter 2016 enrollment.

vote in the asi student government elections, april 20 & 21

Candidate filing is officially closed.

If you would like to file as a write-in candidate, packets can be found within the documents tab below or in
Student Government Forms & Policies .

As a write-in candidate, your name will not appear on the ballot or any advertisements.

Candidates

Candidates for ASI President

Only one candidate will be elected for ASI President.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Statement:
Hello Mustangs! My name is Jana Colombini. I am a 3rd year Agricultural Science major. I am currently in ASI Student Government where I serve as the Vice Chair of the ASI Board of Directors. I have years of experience in leadership positions and want to ensure a better Cal Poly for all. My platform revolves around Care, Connect, and Communicate. Care: I believe we need to continue to work towards a safer campus such as by getting the escort vans back and creating a more inclusive environment. Connect: ASI needs to be more transparent and have more effective events that students really want. Communicate: If elected President, I would stand up to administration and the city to ensure that the student voice and opinion is always heard and taken into account. If you want a better Cal Poly and greater representation, then Vote Jana Colombini for ASI President.  
College of Engineering
Statement:
Hello, My name is Isaias Diaz and I love Cal Poly. My experiences throughout my collegiate career, have shaped me in such a way that, as ASI President, I would be more in touch with the actual needs and interests of the general student population. I am both a first generation American and college student, currently a 4th year mechanical engineering undergraduate. I am part of the Cal Poly NCAA Div. 1 Wrestling team, as well as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (Block P/SAAC). I helped re-establish a SLO fraternity with a rich history (Est.1957). I am a representative on the Big West Council and was 1 of 32 student-athlete representatives on the Div.1 National SAAC at NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis. I am truly blessed to call Cal Poly my home and I aim to make it the best home it can be.  

Candidates for Board of Directors

College of Architecture and Environmental Design


3 Seats are available.

As a fourth year architecture student, I have represented students from the college of Architecture and Environmental Design both on Poly campus and abroad in Italy. I served on the Board of Directors during the 2014-2015 academic year and am currently representing the students of Cal Poly architecture as a member of the Student Advisory Board for California State University-Firenze. I am eager to listen to the concerns of students and make your voices heard at both a college and a university level. I look forward to attending meetings and sifting through all of the information that you don't actually care about in order to keep you informed on the issues that actually interest you. I am passionate about CAED and ASI and I will actively participate in order to protect and promote your interests, and strengthen the CAED presence on campus. 
Thank you for taking the time to read over candidate statements to become more informed. My name is Tyler Lee and I am running to represent the CAED College in Board of Directors. In high school, I was class president, Fellowship of Christian Athletes president, and served as captain of my soccer, track and cross country teams. In college I have served most of my time being a Residential Advisor (RA) where we work to give residents a great first year experience and helping them adjust to college. I have also been apart of the MCAA club, which competes in Construction Mechanical competitions and represents Cal Poly and the Construction Management Department. My goal is to serve the Board of Directors by representing the student body in the best way possible in order to let your voice be heard.  
Hello fellow Mustangs! My name is Ryan Llamas and I'm a third year Architectural Engineering major. Over the past three years, I have become increasing attached to the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) but have only enjoyed the benefits of our great college as an outsider while the interworking's of ASI take care of the daily duties that are required to make CAED what it is. Please help me help you by voting me to the ASI Board of Directors; so I can be part of the system that continually advances CAED and leave my mark on the college I've come to love. Thank you. 
Hello, my name is Jocelyn Lu and I am currently a third-year student majoring in Architectural Engineering, but have previously switched from Architecture. I believe that I am the best candidate for a position amongst the Board of Directors because I want CAED to expand its connections with students from other colleges and the campus as a whole. The students in CAED are typically in time-intensive majors that not only take up a large amount of their time and focus, but also hinder their ability to stay up-to-date with ASI and our Student Government. I want to help the students in CAED grasp the opportunities that Cal Poly puts forth and help those students voice their opinions regarding changes to our campus. The current students' stand towards various situations directly reflects the future Cal Poly students' experience and I would like to represent that for my college.  
I believe I am a good candidate for the ASI Board of Directors because of how passionate I am about fulfilling my goals and careers plans after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I am a City and Regional Planning major at Cal Poly, currently a third year, perusing my dreams of soon becoming a respected city planner in the community. My goals are to become more involved in the university by taking part in the decision making process, while improving my leadership and communication skills. As a student, I find that there are areas in the university that could use some improvements to provide students with the ultimate college experience. I wish to become the voice of the students and have the opportunity to listen to what the students of Cal Poly have to say and make their voices be heard. 
Hello, my name is Paul Ponciano; I'm a third year Architectural Engineering major. I'm currently serving as your ASI Board of Directors Representative and would like to continue serving you through next year. My experience on Board of Directors this year has been very educational; There are many intricacies to Student Government that I was able to get the hang of. Now, I hope to continue in my efforts with CAED College Club to make our college more united. I am asking for your vote to re-elect me as your ASI Board of Director Representative. If you do I will continue to be one of your connections to the rest of Cal Poly. Thank you. 
As a member of the Board of Directors for CAED, I will represent the voice of the students, and help make Cal Poly even better then it already is. I'm City and Regional Planning major earning my degree to help make our future cities great. I can implement my educational knowledge, and my working experience towards making better-informed decisions on the ASI Board of Directors making sure the students voice is heard. My experience working for the Petaluma Downtown Association, I brought people together by effectively putting on major festivals and parades with an attendance over 30,000. In addition I am currently working for ASI Event Staff putting on major events, and activities on campus, to help make our school exciting. I want to utilize my experience, and bring it to the Chair of the Board to help the College of Architecture and Environmental Design a better experience for everyone. 

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences


5 Seats are available.

My name is Joe Burkhart and I am applying for ASI Board of Directors. I have held leadership positions throughout my entire life and love getting involved with opportunities that allow me to make an impact on those around me. In high school I was a dedicated scholar athlete. I lettered in football and served as the varsity captain for my high school in Danville, California. I was also a member of the leadership program where I served on the Student Support Committee, which offered support to our student body. I am now a second year Agricultural Business Major. I am involved with Greek life and serve as the Standards Chairman for Lambda Chi Alpha. I love getting to know people and consider myself a great leader and communicator. I believe my experience as a leader and skillset make me the best candidate for this position.  
My name is Nicole Cortese, and I am a 2nd year Food Science Major. I am involved in campus as an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Cal Poly's Country Line Dancing Club, and the Food Science Club. I am also involved in the community, having previously performed at SLO Little Theater downtown, and am currently a Performer and volunteer with A Wish Your Heart Makes, a children's entertainment company in town. I am running because I want to be an active part in the improvement of student life and culture on this campus. It is important to help more students get access to the various resources Cal Poly provides, as well as to effectively relay our student needs to the Administration. I am determined to make Cal Poly a better home away from home for the student body as part of the 2016-17 ASI Board of Directors. Thank you. 
Hi, my name is Matt Durian and I'm a first year Agricultural Communications major. I'm originally from Paso Robles, California which makes me a local to San Luis Obispo county. I love football, dogs, and have a strong passion for sheep and livestock in general. While growing up I participated in 4-H and FFA taking leadership roles at both the local and county levels. On campus, I'm a member of the Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow and am starting to get involved with ASI. I am excited to be running for the Board of Directors and want to be able to serve the school for the upcoming year. I would love the opportunity to get to represent the College of Agriculture as a member of the Board of Directors. 
I'm Tony Lopes, a second year Dairy Science major and Agribusiness minor from Gustine, California. I have been actively involved throughout the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences over the past two years as a Dairy Club member, Ag Ambassador, elected representative to the CAFES Student Council, and member of Cal Poly's National Dairy Judging team. Cal Poly has afforded me incredible opportunities to grow personally and professionally, and connect with an extraordinarily talented, driven group of fellow Mustangs. My name appears on this ballot because I am dedicated to giving back to CAFES and Cal Poly, and prepared to serve the collective needs of the student body. I look forward to promoting responsible, accountable usage of your Student Fees, voicing your interests to the Administration, and advocating for the enhancement and preservation of Agricultural lands. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and thank you for your consideration.  
My name is Madison Meredith; I am a first year Environmental Earth and Soil Science major, and I want to serve as your CAFES representative on the ASI Board of Directors. Growing up in the Central Valley, I had the opportunity to be surrounded by agriculture and learn its importance. In my time participating in student government, competing in international science fairs, and working as a student assistant in Cal Polys Honors Program, I have learned the value of hard work and dedication. I would be honored to put in the effort and time necessary to successfully represent the College of Agriculture. 
Hayley is a second year Animal Science major who has participated in activities such as Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show, Bull Test, FFA State Finals, as well as holding a leadership role in Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority. She hopes to be able to serve on the Board of Directors as an effective representative for her peers and develop a strong relationship between ASI and the College of Agriculture. 
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As an Agricultural Science major, active member within our college, and current member of ASI, I aspire to serve you as a representative on the Board of Directors. I believe in our students' ability to electrify our campus, and want to serve CAFES by representing our needs, breaking communication barriers, and ensuring positive use of student fees. A few of my projects as a current ASI Student Government member have included Be Present, scantron giveaways, and the upcoming Buck the Stigma week to address mental health awareness. I offer many assets that can be utilized on the Board; including serving as the 2013-2014 California State FFA President, being involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, and competing on Cal Poly's Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet team. It would be an honor to represent our college's student body to its fullest potential if selected as a CAFES Board of Directors member.  

 

Hello, my name is Matthew Pirtle. I am a third-year Agricultural Business major and I am running for a seat on the ASI Board of Directors for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. I am an active member in Greek life as well as in the Agricultural Business Club. I have served as a WOW leader and co-founded EnvoyNow here at Cal Poly. If elected, I will try to shape our college into what YOU want it to be. I feel I am the best candidate for this position because as a Director, I will be YOUR advocate, actively listening to your wants and needs and working to bridge together fellow students and administrators. Go Mustangs!

 
I was raised on a farm in Modesto, California. My parents were from farm families, but are now both professionals so I understand the importance of higher education.From showing registered Holsteins at the Stanislaus County Fair to working grape harvests at G3 Enterprises, agriculture runs through my veins. It is who I am and what I want to represent in my future career as a third year Agricultural Communications major at Cal Poly. As a true team player and hard worker, I possess the ability to both lead and collaborate. If elected, my first priority will be to serve the students of Cal Poly. I love being able to call this place home, but I love the people here even more. It would be an honor to represent my fellow Mustangs, and make a difference along the way! 
Hello fellow Mustangs! My name is Cassidy Shevlin and I am a first year Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration major with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism. Currently, here at Cal Poly, I am involved in the sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, where I am on the philanthropy committee, and I am a crew member for our campus's new "Love Your Melon" organization! A little about me is I am from El Segundo, California (LA area), where I served in our high school's Student Government for all four years and then became Student Body President my senior year. I have had the honor of participating in many leadership organizations such as California Girl's State and CADA and I would love nothing more than to carry these leadership skills here to Cal Poly to represent the college of Agriculture and Cal Poly students as a whole, in the best way possible. 
Hello, my name is Haley Warner! It is an honor to be eligible for a position on the Board of Directors for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. I am a 2nd year Agricultural Communications major originally from Angels Camp, CA. Coming from an agricultural background, I have been passionate about agriculture since I can remember and desire to serve the college with the same passion and enthusiasm. I plan to play an active role on the Board of Directors, serving as voice of our college and be an advocate for the morals and values we believe in. The college of agriculture deserves the best and I believe I can fit that role. I would appreciate your vote for a Board of Directors position. Thank you for your support and consideration! GO MUSTANGS! 
My name is Roman Waskiewicz and I am a first year Agricultural Science student. In my first two quarters, I have had the privilege of being completely immersed in life here at Cal Poly. From the Cal Poly Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club, I have taken every opportunity to find a place and to get involved at Cal Poly within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. Before attending Cal Poly, I was fortunate enough to serve as a California State Officer for the Future Famers of America; the leadership skills gained from this experience will help guide me in serving the students in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. I would be honored to represent student interest as a member of the ASI Board of Directors. 

College of Engineering


5 Seats are available.

My name is John D'Ambrosio and I currently represent the College of Engineering on the Board of Directors. I believe that the knowledge and skills I have acquired during this past year will be an asset to student government. I currently sit on the ASI business and finance committee and have a background in balancing the ASI budget. The students of Cal Poly not only deserve a representative who values swift and reliable communication among peers and faculty members, but someone who isn't afraid to speak their mind on behalf of the students. If reelected, I would be proud to serve the student body. Thank you for your consideration. 
Hello, my name is John Griffin, I believe that I would make a good addition to the Cal Poly board of directors because I have leadership experience and a passion for change. From receiving my Eagle Scout Award, the position of treasurer of Music Production Union, and corporate liaison for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics here at Cal Poly, I know I have had the experience necessary to gateway into the board of directors position. But, even more important then this experience is my passion for change, there are many things on this campus that I love and many things that can be improved upon. As an ASI board of directors I would like to be the medium that engineering students use to voice our opinions and desires for change. This ASI election, say you're "sticking with Griffin!" by voting for me. 
My name is Danielle Hepperle and I am a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major. I am currently serving my first year on the Board of Directors and it has been a great experience. I have learned about how the board functions and how I can most effectively be the voice of the students in the College of Engineering. Along with being on the Board of Directors I am also a part of the Triathlon team, work in the Computer Science Department on campus, and am a study session leader. In the past, I served on the Inter-Housing Council for two years. I believe all my experience makes me a great candidate for this position. There is so much happening at Cal Poly currently and I want to ensure that our voice as students is heard. 
I'm Bradley Hostetler, a second year Materials Engineering student from Orange County. In my two years at Cal Poly I have been involved in WOW, Cru, Younglife, the Student Health Advisory Council, and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. I have ample leadership experience through Student Government in High School and in Greek Life here at Cal Poly, but I believe what most qualifies me for the ASI Board of Directors is my passion for Cal Poly to thrive. On the Board of Directors, I will work to make Cal Poly a more well-rounded learning institution. All my actions and decisions on the Board of Directors will be focused on improving our quality of education. My specific interest involves allocating university resources toward the improvement of our instructional and wellbeing facilities in order to ensure every one of us is in the best possible environment, physically and mentally, to receive an education. 
Over the past three years at Cal Poly I have had the opportunity to serve as President of both the Materials Engineering Student Societies and the Microsystems Technology Group. I have engaged in outreach as a member of Alpha Sigma Mu the materials honors society and have traveled internationally while working on my Interdisciplinary Senior Project. I have come to deeply appreciate all of the opportunities Cal Poly offers to students and wish to further ensure students have access to these. With the recent rise of varying issues on campus, it is pivotal that students have a mature and established leader to voice their concerns. I seek to serve the College of Engineering as someone who can tackle challenges with a level headed and logical approach. I ask for your vote of confidence to guarantee that your wishes are heard. This is Your Voice, Your Vote. Thank you. 
My name is Nate LeTavec, and I am running for the privilege to represent the students of CENG on the ASI Board of Directors. As a second year Industrial Engineering student I have broad experience with many clubs and organizations on campus, most notably serving as President of Cal Poly Inter Housing Council, Treasurer of Distance Club, and as a 2015 WOW leader. These positions have granted me the wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow students from a variety of backgrounds, which has sharpened my communication and leadership skills. This community of students has the drive to continue to help Cal Poly reach its full potential. I seek to represent your aspirations for positive change and improvement on this campus. My leadership experience coupled with the desire to represent your interests first make me a strong candidate to represent the College of Engineering. 
I am a Mechanical Engineer in my third year here at Cal Poly. Aside from engineering, I love helping and interacting with people. As a member of the Board this year, my goal was and still is to ensure that I help resolve any conflict that one or more of my constituents brings to my attention. Student government is for the students, and I will always do my best to ensure that all students' interests are served. 

College of Liberal Arts


5 Seats are available.

As a second year Political Science student of the College of Liberal Arts, I want to ensure that students are provided with the best possible education and campus experience that a Polytechnic State University has to offer. I will advocate for more efficient spending of Student Success Fees in the College of Liberal Arts. I care about my involvement on campus-working with and for my fellow classmates. Last year as a freshman I was involved in the Inter-housing Council and ASI Green Team. I want to work together to improve our campus. If elected, I want your voice to be heard and well-represented not only in Student Government, but in the city of San Luis Obispo as well. 
I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to run for the Board of Directors. I was a member of ASI in high school, and what made that experience so memorable was the effect we had on the entire school and being able to represent them through the position. That is exactly what I want to do for my fellow Mustangs, in and outside the College of Liberal Arts. To assure that I am capable of running such a position effectively, I would like to state that I held seven positions in clubs and other organizations, and even founded the Republican's Club my senior year. I am primarily running because I love helping and representing others along with making change which is why I'm currently attempting to become a Resident or Community Advisor as well. I hope that I have your consideration, thank you for your time. 
Hello fellow Cal Poly students! My name is Chase Dean and I am a second year political science major. I am very excited to be running for ASI Board of Directors to represent you in student government. I am currently a resident advisor for Trinity Hall and interact daily with liberal arts students and faculty. Last year I was the president of Trinity Hall's community council which provided me with a base to start my leadership career in college. I plan to make my campaign centered around you, the student body, because I plan to truly represent you if I'm elected to Board of Directors. Your voice is important and I want to make sure that ASI hears it. My platform consists of making Cal Poly a more inclusive campus, pushing for more liberal arts centered events, and creating greater transparency from ASI.  
My name is Ryan Durante and I'm a second year Political Science major with an Economics minor. Serving on the ASI Board of Directors this past year has been a fantastic experience. Being able to effectively represent students and voice campus wide concerns has been a truly rewarding endeavor. As the Secretary of the Liberal Arts College Club Council, I've enjoyed keeping the CLA community up to date on campus wide issues and events. I would love to continue working on the Board of Directors next year and bring an added level of experience and leadership to ASI. 
My name is Michael Dyar and I am a third year political science major. I am running to be one of the College of Liberal Arts' representatives on the Board of Directors. I currently serve students as the Co-Chair of ASI's PolyPAC, and I have been involved in Model UN, the Political Science Club, the Paideia Political Science Journal, and have spent 2 years working in IHC. My involvement here at Cal Poly has given me the experience needed to properly serve CLA students, and to be your representative on the Board of Directors. If elected, I will commit to working with other CLA board members and you, the students of our college, to make changes that so many are asking for. I want all students to feel that they have a voice here at Cal Poly. Together we can make a lasting impact. 
My name is Cyrus Ebadat and I am a third year political science major. During my first year I had joined Greek life, which had connected me to the Cal Poly community and helped me make many connections with different students as well. In addition, I had been elected to ASI's Board of Directors my second year, further connecting me to the community and enabling me to represent our college. This year I am the President of the College of Liberal Arts College Club Council where I have organized meetings with clubs to voice the opinion of the College of Liberal Arts. Through my many involvements on campus I have developed important qualities like personability, accountability, and adaptability. Through these qualities and my previous involvement coming in, if elected, I can and will be a more active leader for the students of the College of Liberal Arts. 
It's with great passion and enthusiasm that I run for a seat on the Board of Directors to represent the College of Liberal Arts. I'm a 2nd year Political Science major, concentrating in Pre-Law Studies and minoring in Psychology. If elected, I will work tirelessly to promote inclusivity on campus and ensure that the voices and interests of all students are represented. Moreover, I will work to promote transparency between ASI and the rest of the student body; we are all students of this university, and thus should all be aware of what goes on behind the scenes. Lastly, I will work to exterminate the stigma between CLA and the other schools on campus; we are all hard-working Mustangs and should stand as one. I will devote all of my energy to doing what I can in making Cal Poly the best it can possibly be. 
I have always believed that you get more out of any experience by being at "ground-zero" than by being a passive bystander. That is why I chose to attend Cal Poly - as I was drawn to the "learn by doing" mantra. As a Political Science major, I pay careful attention to the interaction between students and administration - as well as the complex relationship between students and the city of SLO. Because of the recent policy implemented by the city council that effects students, I am very interested in becoming an active participant in the discourse between these entities as a representative on the ASI Board of Directors. I would bring focus, energy and commitment, as well as the ability to see all sides of an issue and make thoughtful recommendations. I love this school and the town of SLO, and I welcome the opportunity to better our community. 
I am a second year Journalism major that has a history of working with the City Council and Police department of San Luis Obispo in order to advocate for students' rights and students' voices. I have given strong support for a fair party registration program that would result in fewer tickets for Cal Poly students in addition to an increased partnership between the students and the city. Diversity is another issue I feel strongly about. Originally from Sacramento, California, I spent much of my upbringing in the Middle East, so I understand and will actively works towards the problems related to diversity that our campus currently faces. Furthermore I will give support to campus measures that guard the first amendment, while being open to ideas that promote multicultural inclusivity and globalization. Being officially associated with ASI would allow me to take these issues much farther than I already have. 
Hello, my name is Julianna Gordon. I am a double major in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Political Science with a concentration in Global Politics. I grew up in North Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Needless to say, I love snowboarding, running and being immersed in nature. Ever since I volunteered in Senegal, West Africa, I have been interested in pursuing a career in international human rights work. This summer, I am traveling to Rukungiri, Uganda in East Africa working to create a sustainable development program to improve the stigma associated with HIV/AIDs, the emotional support of HIV/AIDS victims and to educate individuals, particularly women as to how to protect themselves from contracting HIV. I am so grateful to be attending Cal Poly SLO and to be involved with activities on-campus that I find very important. Currently, I participate in the Model United Nations and am a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity.  

 

My name is Leah Horner. I am a third year journalism major and I am asking for your vote to represent the College of Liberal Arts on the Board of Directors. I want to pursue a career as a reporter, and working for Mustang News for nearly three years has taught me many skills needed for that. Because of my job, I have reported on many different aspects of Cal Poly. This has helped me get to know how the school runs as an institution, so I feel I would be an effective leader because I know how things work.
In addition to working for Mustang News, I also am in an a cappella group, Take it SLO, which is a blast! I am an outgoing, approachable person so I feel if anyone has issues that need to be addressed, I am the person to go to. I have many

 
My name is Matt Klepfer and I have a vision for a better Cal Poly. Since I arrived on campus I have been fighting to ensure that everyone's voice is heard. My freshman year I co-founded the Queer Student Union, a club that advocates for the comfort and safety of LGBTQ students. Beginning last fall, I have been standing alongside others as an organizer for SLO Solidarity. Now, as candidate for the ASI Board of Directors, I am preparing to speak on behalf of students in the College of Liberal Arts as we build a better Cal Poly. As your representative on the ASI Board of Directors, I will assert your needs in important conversations happening on campus while holding true to my vision for Cal Poly: an accessible, affordable, and innovative university that values diversity, inclusion, and equity.  
Hello, my name is Colton Marino and I am running for membership on the ASI Board of Directors for the College of Liberal Arts. I am a second year Political Science major in the honors program. My mission, if elected, is to voice the concerns of CLA students regarding campus decisions since, we, as students are the ones most affected. To do this, I will listen and act on the wishes of those I represent. I am currently the Brotherhood Committee Chair within the Kappa Sigma fraternity, where I have had the opportunity to refine my leadership skills while directing a committee responsible for the development of fellowship and mutual understanding. Through balancing school work, serving the community, extracurricular involvement, and on-campus employment, I have been provided with valuable lessons about self-motivation, public speaking, leadership, and teamwork; skills necessary to be a successful representative for my peers. Thank you, Colt.  
Hi fellow mustangs, I'm Lauren, a 3rd year Political Science major with a Pre-Law concentration. I would absolutely love the opportunity to represent the College of Liberal Arts on the ASI Board of Directors. So, why should you vote for me? I believe our college has some of the brightest and most passionate students on this campus and I want to be the voice that makes our ideas heard. I have served on the Executive Board for my sorority two years in a row; therefore, I am very comfortable and familiar with what leading an organization entails. I want to be part of something bigger than myself and give back to the University that has given me so much. I strongly believe that ASI is what makes Cal Poly such an incredible University and I would be honored to receive your vote. 
Cal Poly's role in our lives until the moment we graduate is obvious but the way we make this school a home better suited to us is through our active participation in its student government. My name is Robin Sawka and I am a history major planning on graduating with a minor in political science in 2019. I'm from San Diego and many of my hobbies involve the Ocean and fishing. Cal Poly has been my home for the past two quarters and it has been great but there are a lot of things that can be done by ASI to specifically help the liberal arts student body. As a member of the Board of Directors I will make liberal arts a strong and significant program here at Cal Poly and make it better suited to represent and respond to our needs. Vote Robin Sawka for more well-founded liberal studies! 
My name is Zac Sutcliffe and I am running for the Board of Directors here at Cal Poly. I am a first year communications major from Sacramento. If I am not outside running, hiking, or playing spikeball, then you can catch me writing proposals and watching political debates. Follow me on twitter and instagram @zacsutcliffe16 for more information about my policies and life. And I will give that follow back. But enough about me, I want to talk about what I can do for you... the students of this fine institution. First, and foremost, I will be a proponent of the people, voting for issues they believe are relevant. To close, I say, ask not what your school can do for you, ask what you can do for your school. 

College of Science and Mathematics


5 Seats are available.

My name is Lexie Bonestroo, I am a third year chemistry major from New Mexico. In the past three years my love for Cal Poly has grown immensely. I have had the honor and privilege of serving on the Cal Poly Corporation Board, the ASI Board od Directors as a COSAM representative for the past two years and hope to do so again for my last year at Cal Poly. During my service I have co-authored 2 resolutions and was the executive manager of the Cal Poly Resource Fair. My aim has always been to stand up for student's rights and help create the ultimate college experience for students. I am a hardworking dedicated individual and truly believe that I have and can continue to make a difference in a student's life at Cal Poly and help change the culture of Cal Poly in a positive way for future students.  
I am a third year mathematics student from Lodi, California who is looking to represent my college. Over the course of my time at Cal Poly I have pursued minors in both statistics and actuary as well as been involved in the actuarial society club, financial management association, and the club soccer team. As for my biggest achievement, I will be lucky enough to serve as the Director of Finances for Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in addition to sitting on the Executive Board for the 2016/17 school year. I have built a diverse network of connections through my involvement in these organizations and further developed my leadership skills that can be utilized as assets to the Board. If elected, I will work hard, with great dignity and integrity, to ensure the best interest of students are met with any decisions. Vote Kenneth to keep COSAM the best college on campus! 
My name is Jason Marks and I am a fourth year biological sciences student. Since coming to Cal Poly, I have been incredibly inspired by the students' ability to promote change on our campus. As a student of COSAM and current ASI board member, I work to represent my college to help students create the change they want to see. I am involved with ASI, Greek Life, COSAM Ambassadors, and the local non-profit Flying Samaritans. I will work to ensure that student success and opinion remains a university priority. I will always work my hardest to ensure the success of the students. I would be honored to serve as a representative for COSAM and contribute to student success. If elected, I will serve with dependability, integrity, and dedication. 

Orfalea College of Business


4 Seats are available.

I am running as a candidate for OCOB's Board of Directors because I want the opportunity to serve the students of Cal Poly. During my time in college, I have had the opportunity to serve Cal Poly students as Tenaya Hall President where I created events and built a community, and I have had the opportunity to represent Cal Poly by serving as a Housing Ambassador. I am involved with Cru and the Accounting Club where I will be serving as CPAC's 2016-2017 Director of Social Activities. I have experienced the impact that ASI has on our campus firsthand during my time on the Student Safety Committee in ASI's Executive Cabinet. If I have the opportunity to serve you as an OCOB representative, I will dedicate myself to meeting your needs as a student and making sure that you have a prevalent voice here at Cal Poly. 

 

Hello, my name is Matthew Dodds and I am a first year Business Administration student planning on concentrating in marketing.  I was raised just north of Cal Poly in the city of Paso Robles. This has given me the opportunity to grow up around Cal Poly and know it as the great school it is. Through my major I have learned how to serve as a leader and how to direct people.  This, on top of my communication skills and passion for ASI and the school in general, is what makes me an ideal student to represent you on the ASI Board of Directors.  I will work hard to be as approachable as possible and strive to meet the needs of every student.  My goal is to allow Cal Poly to grow in diversity, safety, and overall camaraderie.  With your support, I look forward to working towards these goals.

 
Sam Godfrey is a second year Finance major in the Orfalea College of Business. He grew up in San Diego his whole life, and is an avid San Diego Padres and Chargers fan. Upon arriving at Cal Poly in the Fall of 2014, Godfrey immediately looked for ways to get involved on campus. He joined Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, and began to regularly attend club meetings. Sam is an extremely motivated student who wants to leave a positive impact on Cal Poly and the surrounding community. If elected, Sam would be extremely approachable and open to new ideas. Godfrey is particularly interested in drafting a proposal to renovate the UU without increasing student fees by $199. He would work his tail off to ensure that your voices are heard, and will work tirelessly to improve this campus. Sam Godfrey will not let you down. 
My name is Daniel Humphrey and I am a 3 rd year transfer student studying Business - Accounting. I am a former Marine and at my junior college I was not only a member of the student board, I was elected Parliamentarian. As Parliamentarian, I made sure that our bylaws and codes were up to date with all relevant laws and rules that governed them and that we followed all the laws correctly. I also discovered that the school administration was using student funds to pay for positions that students should not have paid for and put an end to it. As your board member I promise to always advocate that the student funds go exclusively to programs that directly benefit the students and no student funds go to waste. I will also push for the administration to do the same. A vote for me is a vote for responsible spending. 
I am a second year Business major concentrating in Accounting. I believe a decent majority of students at Cal Poly take an apathetic approach to dealings on campus so I want to take on a role n the Board of Directors to help stimulate the interest in the happenings of Cal Poly by being at that center of it. I've never been hugely active in student government or leadership, preferring a more behind the scene type role listening to what people want and why, so I feel like I can bring a fresh perspective, and representation of the less outspoken members of our school to the board. 
My name is Mason McCloskey and I am a second year Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance, along with three minors in Spanish, Global Politics, and Economics. As a member of the ASI Executive Cabinet, I have been able to effectively collaborate with groups such as Athletics and Greek Life as well as create better opportunities for students on campus. I am also very involved in the College of Business as I attend the Investing Club, Financial Management Association, and many of the Executive Roundtable Chats offered by OCOB. I believe I would make a good representative for the college because my connections within ASI and the College of Business would allow me to accurately assess the issues within Orfalea and act upon them using my experience in ASI. 
My name is Jesse Morrison and I am a first year Industrial Technology student running for Board of Directors for the Orfalea College of Business. I have extensive experience with student government and project planning, and have helped with the planning of city wide parades, charity 5k's, and city construction projects. I am running for Board of Directors because I love Cal Poly and want to help represent the student population's views and ideals in order to better the campus as a whole. If elected to the Board, I will do all that is in my power to ensure that the students of the Business College have their voices heard. 
With three years of leadership experience serving students in the College of Business, I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Board of Directors! Since my freshman year, I have served as a Student Ambassador representing the College to prospective students, industry representatives, and the Dean's Advisory Council. I currently serve as the Student Director of Executive Engagement, and I co-founded the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series. I am also the Co-Founder/President of Cal Poly's Women in Business Association, where I have worked to create programming and opportunities for hundreds of students. I am running for Board of Directors because I know what it takes to not only serve as a representative of the College, but to work efficiently and collaboratively to create real opportunity and real change for students. I am excited at this opportunity to continue to serve the OCOB community! 
Hello my name is Justin Rajah - I'm a third year Business Administration major, concentrating in Management and HR. Currently, I'm serving on ASI Board of Directors and believe I'm not done yet. For OCOB this year, a goal was to execute a College Club Council. By redeveloping this, I believe this is an effective way to have students collaborate and build better relationships. This, along with prior leadership experiences have strengthened my communication and interpersonal skills, which have helped me to work successfully with a variety of people. Next year, I plan to make the bridge between OCOB and ASI more fluid by making sure there is no confusion between the organizations. I am asking for your vote to re-elect me as your ASI Board of Director to ensure this year's work will continue into the following year. Thank you. 

 

With years of leadership and involvement in both ASI Student Government and OCOB organizations, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Board of Directors! Last year, I was the only freshman on ASI Student Government when I got selected to fill an empty seat on the Executive Cabinet. With getting re-appointed to this year’s Cabinet, I’ve had the opportunity to co-lead ASI’s voter registration efforts, develop relationships with city leadership, and work on various community outreach projects. I’ve also been involved in multiple business clubs, especially AMA—I served on the 2015-16 board and oversaw the club get ranked top 25 out of 350+ chapters nationally. I believe that my experience and dedication make me an ideal candidate to serve and represent the Orfalea College of Business.”

 
Hello fellow Cal Poly peers. My name is Connor Rudolph and I am a third year Business Administration major with a concentration in Financial Management. I hope to represent the students of the Orfalea College of Business by running for a seat on the ASI Board of Directors. I have always aspired to leadership roles since I began my academic career at Cal Poly three years ago. In October, I helped launch and manage the start-up student run food delivery company, EnvoyNow. I hold an active position in Greek life, am completely immersed in the student culture, and have been an accounting intern for the Cal Poly Corporation. I am an incredibly driven and hard working individual whose goal it is to serve my constituents to the best of my ability. It is of utmost importance to me that every single student's voice be heard. Thank you.  
I am a personable and energetic second year Business Major concentrating in Finance. In my first two years as a Cal Poly student I have had the privilege to be involved in Greek Life, the Financial Management Association, and the Student Health Advisory Council which has allowed me to see a wide range of campus life and the vast opportunities Cal Poly students are given. I plan to use my experiences to further improve the campus environment and encourage a more spirited university. I want the SLO community to value us students, and to view us as an integral part of San Luis Obispo. I have strong expectations for our university, I believe in the Mustang Way, and most importantly, I want you to be proud to be a Mustang. 

Contacts

Seth Borges

Chair, Recruitment and Development Committee
805-756-1291
Email Recruitment & Development Chair

Vittorio Monteverdi

Chair, ASI Board of Directors
805-756-1293
Email Chair of Board

Dr. Bernard Anderson

Assistant Dean of Students
805-756-2472
Email Assistant Dean of Students

ASI Student Government Office

805-756-1291
Email Student Government

Dates

Support

If you experience a problem on your Cal Poly Portal (login, password, or Vote page) contact Cal Poly ITS at 805-756-7000.

If you experience a problem with computer kiosks in an ASI Facility, contact ASI IT at 805-756-1581.

Write-In Candidates

A write-in is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote for by writing in the person's name on the official ballot.

Write in Candidacy Guidelines

  1. 1 Any person(s) who wishes to run write-in campaigns must register their candidacy to be considered eligible to hold office.
  2. 2 Those wishing to gain the rights granted to a registered write-in candidate may fill out the forms any time before the election. Write-in candidates must submit all required forms (Candidate Packet) to the ASI Business Office within 24 hours of closing of the polls .
  3. 3 The person(s) wishing to register as a write-in candidate must complete a Candidate Filing, Statement of Honesty, Time Commitment, and Campaign Integrity Forms.
  4. 4 Upon registering for official write-in candidacy status, those persons will be considered candidates and must adhere to all election campaign rules and guidelines.
  5. 5 Registered write-in candidates will be allowed to participate in regularly scheduled activities which may be presented by the ASI Recruitment and Development Committee.
  6. 6 If a person has filed to be on the ballot for a different office and wishes to be a registered write-in, that person must sign a statement removing him/herself from the ballot (see section 7.1.2. of the ASI Bylaws – Seeking Multiple Positions).
  7. 7 Any campaign on behalf of a write-in candidate is subject to the rules and regulations set forth by ASI Recruitment and Development Committee and the appropriate ASI Bylaws and ASI Election Code sections.

Instant Run-off Voting

Instant Run-off Voting will be used in the ASI Election for Presidential Candidates only.

instant run-off voting explained

How instant run-off voting works

Ballots are initially distributed based on each elector’s first preference. If a candidate secures more than half of the votes cast (51%), that candidate wins. Otherwise, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated. Ballots assigned to eliminated candidates and are recounted and assigned to one of the remaining candidates based on the next preference on each ballot. This process continues until one candidate wins by obtaining more than half the votes.

For example:
If there were four candidates for ASI President (Sally, Tom, Bridget and Joe), and 9,500 Cal Poly students voted, one candidate would need to receive 4,751 (51%) votes to be elected. The following is an example of how that might occur:
Round One:
Sally: 3,786
Tom: 2,412
Bridget: 2,111
Joe: 1,191

Since Joe received the fewest number of votes, he would be eliminated. Voters that chose Joe for their first choice would have their vote cast to their second choice pick. Once those votes were distributed, the vote count was:
Round Two:
Sally: 4,197
Tom: 2,579
Bridget: 2,724

Since a majority was not received by any candidate, the candidate with the fewest number of votes would be eliminated (Tom). Voters that chose Tom for their first choice would have their vote cast for their second choice. Once those votes were distributed, the vote count was:
Round Three:
Sally: 5,412
Bridget: 4,088

Since Sally received a majority of votes, she would be elected as the new ASI President.

FAQs

The filing fee is to ensure that candidates are following campaign guidelines and rules. Any violation of the ASI Election Code is subject to a fine at the discretion of the ASI Recruitment and Development Committee’s disciplinary subcommittee.

The filing fee will be refunded upon return of the Campaign Close-Out statement (see below) and completion of all other pertinent requirements. The campaign Close-Out statement must be submitted to the ASI Business Office (UU 212) by April 25, 2016 at 4 pm.
Individual candidate filing fee waivers are available. Email Recruitment & Development Chair.
The ASI Election Code governs all ASI Elections including the Annual Spring Election and Special Elections. The ASI Election Code’s policies and procedures promote the educational mission of the University, prevent violations of reasonable campus rules, avoid interference with the opportunity of other students to obtain an education, and minimize distractions from the University’s larger education mission.
ASI Board of Directors are required to attend a weekly Board Workshop and a bi-weekly Board meeting. Other meetings include Standing Committees, Universitywide Committee meetings and special events. ASI Board Members weekly time requirement is approximately of 8 – 10 hours a week. Please review the ASI Board of Directors Responsibility Guide for details on the specific responsibility guide.

ASI President: To be effective and represent the student body to their fullest potential, it is essential for the ASI President to be present and active in the corporation. All commitments considered, the time required for the position of ASI President is in excess of 40 hours per week throughout the entire year. Please review the ASI President Responsibility Guide for details on the specific responsibilities.
As the only elected-at-large student leader of the ASI Officer Team, the goals of the ASI President are achieved and implemented with the assistance of the appointed Executive Cabinet. The President shall represent the general student body (student advocacy) and act as the official representative and host of the Associated Students to the administration of the university and general public.
The ASI Board of Directors serves as the legislative body of ASI and the official representative voice of Cal Poly students. Members of the Board of Directors are elected representatives of a 501 c3 non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors meets bi-weekly to conduct official business of ASI and to represent the official voice of Cal Poly students.
Yes, there are two branches of Student Government that are appointed positions.

The University Union Advisory Board (UUAB) makes recommendations to the University President and ASI Executive Director about the ASI-managed facilities University Union, Recreation Center, and Sports Complex. Members engage in program assessment, budgeting and facility planning. Recruitment begins late April 2016.

ASI Executive Cabinet members are appointed by the ASI President and the ASI Chief of Staff to fulfill ASI President objectives. Executive Cabinet members create ways for students to get involved in campus life and build community relationships. Recruitment begins the end of spring quarter.
Pre-Candidate: The term “Pre-Candidate” means a student member who takes action (whether written or oral) to seek election before or by the filing deadline as an Officer or Board Member before the Dean of Students Office decides eligibility.

Candidate: The term “Candidate” means a student member who has filed a Candidate Packet under the ASI Election Code. The Dean of Students Office shall determine the eligibility of any candidate for an ASI office before putting his or her name on the ballot. For write-in candidates, eligibility shall be determined before the election results are announced.
To withdraw from candidacy, candidates MUST fill out a withdrawal form and turn in to the ASI Business Office. The withdrawal form is found in the candidate packet or in the important document section of this website. If a candidate withdraws, any votes cast for the candidate will be void.
Candidates for the position of ASI President must turn in a petition signed by no less than one percent (1%) of winter quarter enrollment.

Presidential Candidates will need to receive no less than 203 signatures on the Presidential Petition in order to file for candidacy. This number is calculated based on the preliminary winter 2016 quarter census enrollment information.
The write-in candidate packets for ASI President or ASI Board of Directors are to be submitted to the ASI Business Office within 24 hours of closing of the polls. Those wishing to register as a write-in candidate may do so prior to the closing of the polls. Once write-in candidacy registration is completed, those persons will be considered candidates and must adhere to all election campaign rules and guidelines.
Cal Poly students may only vote for Board of Director Candidates from their own college. No votes may be cast for candidates outside of their own college.
Candidate printing services ASI is providing to Presidential and Board of Director Candidates. All candidates are eligible to receive complimentary printing services for letter size (8 ½ by 11) campaign flyers. The service includes up to 50 color flyers for ASI Board of Directors candidates and up to 100 color flyers for ASI Presidential candidates. Email Recruitment & Development Chair for more information.

Documents

ASI Board of Directors Candidates

ASI BOD Write-In Candidate Packet

In this packet you will find information on meetings, requirements, and the necessary forms to become an eligible write-in candidate.

The completed candidate packet is due to the ASI Business Office, UU212, within 24 hours of closing of the polls.
Late packets will not be accepted.

ASI BOD Responsibility Guide

This document shows the duties and responsibilities as a Board member to the Cal Poly student body.

These responsibilities are derived from the ASI Bylaws.

ASI BOD Candidate Withdrawal Form

Form F: In the event that a candidate wishes to withdraw from candidacy, they must notify the Chair of the Recruitment & Development Committee by completing this form.

ASI BOD Close-Out Statement

This document is acknowledgement that all campaign policies and procedures were followed.

The filing fee will be refunded upon return of the Campaign Close-Out statement.

The Responsibility Guide, Candidate Withdrawal Form and Close-Out Statement are also included in the Candidate Packet

ASI Presidential Candidates

ASI Presidential Write-In Candidate Packet

In this packet you will find information on meetings, requirements, and the necessary forms to become an eligible write-in candidate.

The completed candidate packet is due to the ASI Business Office, UU212, within 24 hours of closing of the polls.
Late packets will not be accepted.

ASI President Responsibility Guide

This document shows the duties and responsibilities as ASI President to the Cal Poly student body.

These responsibilities are derived from the ASI Bylaws.

ASI Presidential Candidate Withdrawal Form

Form F: In the event that a candidate wishes to withdraw from candidacy, they must notify the Chair of the Recruitment & Development Committee by completing this form.

ASI Presidential Close-Out Statement

This document is acknowledgement that all campaign policies and procedures were followed.

The filing fee will be refunded upon return of the Campaign Close-Out statement.

The Responsibility Guide, Candidate Withdrawal Form and Close-Out Statement are also included in the Candidate Packet

General Documents

Election Code

The ASI Election Code is the governing document for ASI Elections. This document outlines all policies and parameters all candidates must follow.

Qualifications for Office

This document it is the policy of the California State University (CSU) that student office holders and systemwide committee appointments have an obligation to demonstrate academic involvement, achievement, and progress.

Election Timeline

This document outlines important meetings, events, and requirements for Candidates.

About Student Government

ASI Student Government is comprised of student leaders who seek to uphold ASI's vision of providing students with the ultimate college experience. Student leaders encourage shared governance, student advocacy, and collaboration with other campus and community entities.

Student Government hosts a variety of student activities, including guest speakers, community outreach events and open forums. Student leaders are elected in spring quarter.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

OWEN SCHWAEGERLE

Contact Owen to learn more about ASI Student Government, or to get involved!

OWEN SCHWAEGERLE
ASI President
4th year, Agricultural Business

Owen formerly was a representative for the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, ASI Board of Directors. Owen has been involved with Cru, Line Dancing Club, Agribusiness Management Club and Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. Owen hopes to help others find their anchor so they can have the best college experience.

VITTORIO MONTEVERDI

Contact Vittorio to learn more about ASI Student Government, or to get involved!

VITTORIO MONTEVERDI
ASI Chair of the Board
4th Year, Mechanical Engineering

Last year Vitto served on the ASI Board of Directors on behalf of the College of Engineering. He enjoys volunteering for CubeSat and Cal Poly Student Fee Initiative. He was involved in reestablishing the Society of Petroleum Engineers where he served as president. Vitto plans to pursue a Master's degree in economics.

SEVELYN VAN RONK

Contact Sevelyn to learn more about ASI Student Government, or to get involved!

SEVELYN VAN RONK
Chair of UUAB
4th Year, Liberal Arts

Sevelyn previously served on the ASI Executive Cabinet. In addition she has participated in the CLA College Club Council and was an officer in the Poly Child Development Club. Sevelyn plans to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology with her ultimate goal to serve in the field of psychology.

ANDREW ROBINSON

Contact Andrew to learn more about ASI Student Government, or to get involved!

ANDREW ROBINSON
Chief of Staff
3rd Year, Political Science

Andrew was a member of the previous Executive Cabinet and served as the chair of the Executive Staff (Green Team). He was also a Soar and WOW leader and a member of Orientation Team. Andrew plans to enroll in a Master of Diplomacy program after graduation and pursue a career in the Foreign Service.

JANA COLOMBINI

Contact Jana to learn more about ASI Student Government, or to get involved!

JANA COLOMBINI
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
3rd Year, Agricultural Science

Jana previously served as representative for the College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences. She is involved in activities with Agricultural Ambassadors, Western Bonanza Livestock Show and CAFES Open House. Jana plans to pursue a career in agricultural education as a high school agriculture teacher.

ALI SPINA

Contact Ali to learn more about ASI Student Government, or to get involved!

ALI SPINA
Vice Chair, UUAB
5th Year, Liberal Arts

Ali was President of the Undergraduate Law Assoc., a member of Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority, an orientation leader for New Student and Transitions Programs, and officer for the Political Science Club. Ali plans to pursue a career in corporate law, tax law, or mediation.

3 Branches of Student Government

Executive Cabinet

The Executive Cabinet works with other Cal Poly students, staff and community members to carry out the ASI President's goals.

Volunteers create ways for students to get involved in campus life and build community relationships.

2015 - 16 Executive Cabinet

Qualifications for Office


Executive Cabinet members


Name College Position
Owen Schwaegerle Agriculture President
Andrew Robinson Liberal Arts Chief of Staff
Nick Paiva Agriculture Secretary of Mustang Pride
Riley Nilsen Agriculture Secretary of Student Responsibilities
Mason McCloskey Business Secretary of Campus Character
Alice Read Business Secretary of Outreach
Haley Stegall Business Secretary of Recruitment
Lindsey Verderber Business Secretary of Student Safety
Anthony Haddad Liberal Arts Secretary of Campus Development
Matt Boer Liberal Arts Secretary of Community Relations

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the official voice of the students. These 25 student-elected representatives provide oversight in ASI corporate activity, in addition to advocating for students in a variety of other capacities in the campus community.

2015 - 16 Board of Directors

Name College Position
Vittorio Monteverdi Engineering Chair
Jana Colombini Agriculture Vice Chair
Madison Albiani Agriculture Member
Seth Borges Agriculture Member
Eric Djanie Agriculture Member
Thomas Sawyer Agriculture Member
Paul Ponciano Architecture Member
Anette Ortega Architecture Member
Danielle Hepperle Engineering Member
Kevin Scott Engineering Member
Sarah Zerga Engineering Member
Kyle Boland Engineering Member
John D'Ambrosio Engineering Member
Lexie Bonestroo Science & Math Member
Jason Marks Science & Math Member
Cody Shields Science & Math Member
Pascal Purro Science & Math Member
Annalee Akin Liberal Arts Member
Sam Canino Liberal Arts Member
Ryan Durante Liberal Arts Member
Christopher D. Lopez Liberal Arts Member
Mallory St. George Liberal Arts Member
Kenton Assadi Business Member
Daniela Czerny Business Member
Justin Rajah Business Member
Matt Sauer Business Member
Dr. Gary Laver Faculty Repesentative
Dr. Keith Humphrey University President's Representative
Lorlie Leetham Cal Poly Corporation Representative
Marcy Maloney ASI Executive Director
Michelle Crawford Board Advisor
Board Meetings

Per ASI Board of Directors Standing Rules, Regular Board meetings convene every other Wednesday at 5:10p.m. in UU 220. On alternating Wednesdays the Board engages in working meetings as a tool to facilitate discussion and decision-making concerning important and complex issues and upcoming legislation; no formal action is taken at Board Workshop. The Board of Directors conducts their meetings under the guidelines of Robert’s Rules of Order and adheres to the requirements of the Gloria Romero Open Meeting Act, Education Code Section 89305 – 89307.4.

Participate

Board meetings are open to the general public.

BOD Calendar

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule - 2015-16
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Conference Room 220

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule - 2015-16
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Conference Room 220


Board of Directors

UU Advisory Board

The University Union Advisory Board reviews financial matters and makes policy recommendations to the University President and the ASI Executive Director regarding the Cal Poly Rec Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, and the Cal Poly Sports Complex.

2015 - 16 UU Advisory Board
Name College Position
Sevelyn Van Ronk Liberal Arts Chair
Ali Spina Liberal Arts Vice Chair
Kyle Jordan Agriculture Member
Natalie Montoya Architecture Member
Kaelan Sobouti Engineering Member
Michelle Wong Science & Math Member
Anthony Haddad Liberal Arts President's Designee
Annalee Akin Liberal Arts Board of Directors Designee
Michael Hurdelbrink Business Member
Dwayne Brummett ASI Exec. Director Designee
Ellen Cohune Alumni Representative
*Vacant * Faculty Representative
Joel Neel University President's Rep.
UUAB Calendar

University Union Advisory Board Meeting (UUAB)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Conference Room 216

University Union Advisory Board Meeting (UUAB)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Conference Room 216


UUAB

Get Involved

ASI Student Government offers a variety of ways for Cal Poly students to get involved.

Student Government welcomes volunteers year-round and encourages participation at all Student Government events.

Other Opportunities

Executive Staff

The Executive Staff is made up of volunteer students who have the desire to get more involved in leadership and to learn more about all areas of ASI Student Government.

Students who get involved determine the amount of time they wish to volunteer and will discover which branch fits them the best.

Submit your info and areas of interest

Campus Commitees

Universitywide Committees


Cal Poly students have the unique opportunity to be involved in the campus decision-making process.

Throughout the academic year, students are appointed to committees and task forces that decide the direction of the University.

Students interested in serving on a campus wide committee should contact the ASI Student Government Office.

Description

The Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence is responsible for implementing and coordinating the Workplace Violence Prevention Program.

 

Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence

Student Members:

Michelle Wong 2015-2016

Description

The Athletics Governing Board serves as an advisory body to the President, who has ultimate responsibility and final authority for the conduct of the intercollegiate athletics program. The Board will function as an oversight committee for athletics establishing policy and setting direction for such issues as the addition or elimination of sports, academic standards, gender equality and financial integrity.

 

Athletics Governing Board

Student Members:

Annalee Akin 2015-2016
Mason McClosky 2015-2016
Owen Schwaegerle 2015-2016
Sevelyn Van Ronk 2015-2016

Description

The Brand Governance Committee develops standards and recommends policy for campus marketing and communication tools including, but not limited to, websites, mobile applications, social media, publications, merchandise, and campus signage.

 

Brand Governance Committee

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan 2014-2015

Description

The Campus Dinning Advisory Committee is to assist in evaluating the effectiveness of Campus Dining operations and to make recommendations on policy and major procedures for Campus Dining operations.

 

Campus Dining Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Madison Albiani 2015-2016
Chris Lopez 2015-2016

Description

The Campus Fee Advisory Committee’s primary role is to provide advice to the president regarding proposals to adjust, eliminate or consolidate existing fees or establish new fees, all such advice to be consistent with existing statutes and provisions of bond indentures. Representative is the Academic Senate Chair or designee.

 

Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC)

Student Members:

Kenton Assadi 2015-2016
Young Choi 2015-2016
Jana Colombini 2015-2016
Owen Schwaegerle 2015-2016

Description

The Campus Planning Committee's primary function is to assist the President in the coordination, development, and control of a long-range plan for the physical development of the campus, within a framework of policy established by the Trustees of The California State University.

 

Campus Planning Committee

Student Members:

Vittorio Monteverdi 2015-2016

Description

The primary function of this committee is to provide advice on policy matters to render the campus a safer place.

 

Campus Safety and Risk Management Committee

Student Members:

Lindsey Verdeber 2015-2016

Description

The Commencement Operations Committee is responsible for all operations and logistics related to the universitywide ceremonies, including marketing, communications, ticketing, facilities, publications, scripts, parking, and other campus-based logistics.

 

 

Commencement

Student Members:

Seth Borges 2015-2016

Description

The Commencement Policy Committee recommends procedures related to Cal Poly’s commencement activities and accomplishes various functions for commencement, including line-up of candidates and faculty, processional, and college marshals.  The Commencement Policy Committee advises the President on policy related to commencement, including official academic regalia, ceremony structure, invited speakers, student fees, and guest accommodations.

 

 

Commencement

Student Members:

Derek Seaman 2015-2016
Mallory St. George 2015-2016

Description

An ad hoc council whose members are appointed by the University President and charged with exploring issues and making policy recommendations on university citizenship at Cal Poly.

 

Committee on University Citizenship (CUCIT)

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan 2014-2015

Description

The mission of the committee is to discuss, monitor, and evaluate campus-specific issues relating to compliance" with California State University Executive Order 926 (http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-926.html) and can be expected to produce Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance-related reports to the Chancellor's Office as requested

 

Disability Access and Compliance Committee

Student Members:

Ryan Durante 2015-2016

Description

The coordination of graduate programs, recommendation of campus guidelines towards admission to graduate programs, and awarding graduate degrees will be accomplished by this committee.

Administrative direction and control of authorized master's degree programs will be through normal college and department line channels. Coordination of graduate programs among colleges and departments, and recommendation of campus guidelines for curricula and courses, for admission to graduate programs, and for awarding of graduate degrees will be accomplished by this committee.

 

Graduate Studies Committee

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan 2015-2016

Description

The Inclusive Excellence Council is charged with moving initiatives forward to enhance the campus climate through embedding diversity and educational equity in all aspects of the university.)

 

Inclusive Excellence Council

Student Members:

Ly Ho 2014-2015
Yashar Moayedian 2014-2015

Description

The primary function of the Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee is to advise the President regarding the allocation of the Instructionally Related Activities Fee revenues. Representative is the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee Chair or designee.

 

Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Danielle Hepperle 2015-2016
Paul Joeseph Pnciano 2015-2016
Pascal Purro 2015-2016
Owen Schwaegerle 2015-2016

Description

Function This committee is mandated under the University's Intellectual Property Policy. The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The function of the Committee is to review and monitor University activities on matters relating to the administration of this policy, to review proposed changes to the policy, and to participate in the future development of the policy. The Committee also administers a review process for the allocation of the University's net proceeds from intellectual property. When necessary, the Committee reviews invention disclosures and other information to evaluate the University's contribution to the development of particular intellectual properties, In the event of disagreement among interested parties concerning interpretation or application of the Intellectual Property Policy, the Committee serves as the appellate body, advisory to the University President.President.

 

Intellectual Property Review Committee

Student Members:

Ali Spina 2015-2016

Description

Charged with the ongoing assessment of the landscape of the campus and reporting to the Campus Planning Committee.

The Landscape Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Campus Planning Committee. The committee is charged with the ongoing assessment of the landscape of the campus and in particular how the landscape treatment can serve an educational role while still recognizing such aspects as appearance, function, budget, maintenance, and safety. The committee will make recommendations for landscaping of new projects and replacement plantings. Recommendations may be concerning species to be planted but may also include landscape plans in concert with the Trustee-appointed professional. The committee is further charged to develop a master plan for campus landscaping formulated to ensure that in the years ahead the campus will continue to be of academic value and provide an aesthetic and functional environment. For operating effectiveness, the committee is advisory and reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.

 

Landscape Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Young Choi 2015-2016

Description

Provide guidance to the Liberal Studies Program and personnel.

The committee is appointed by the President reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Functions: To discuss changes in subject matter preparation required by the state credentialing commission, or the chancellor's office. To monitor how students fare in their California Subject Examinations for Teachers (now required for entrance into credential programs) and discuss areas of strength and weakness. To identify and support perceived needs of the Liberal Studies Department, and to serve as outside committee members on departmental personnel reviews as needed.

 

Liberal Studies Committee

Student Members:

Jessica Catson 2015-2016

Description

Evaluate present procedures, policies, and guidelines used in registration and scheduling of classes.

The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. The committee elects its own chair. Functions: To evaluate present procedures, policies, and guidelines used in registration and scheduling of classes and to recommend changes in existing procedures. To evaluate and recommend new concepts in registration and scheduling.

 

Registration & Scheduling Committee

Student Members:

Eric Djanie 2015-2016
Kevin Scott 2015-2016

Description

Address issues that concern women on campus.

The Status of Women Committee shall address issues that concern women students, faculty, and staff on campus, including but not limited to: employment and educational equity and campus safety and climate. It will assist in the review of the University's Sexual Assault, Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Programs. The committee chair will meet annually with the Academic Deans' Council and with the Student Affairs directors to discuss issues related to the campus climate for women. Deans and Student Affairs supervisors will be expected to disseminate this information to department chairs, faculty, and staff.

 

Status of Women Committee

Student Members:

Mallory St. George 2015-2016

Description

To provide students with a reliable means for advocating and identifying their needs with respect to information technology.

The Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3) was established to provide students with a reliable means for advocating and identifying their needs and requirements with respect to the efficient use of information technology, both academically and in student life. SC3 is responsible for providing input from student users of information technologies to the Information Resources Management Policy and Planning Committee (IRMPPC) and to the Vice Provost/Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO) for Information Technology Services (ITS) and for communicating information about information technologies to their constituents. Recommendations will be studied by the VP/CIO who will determine the impact, benefits, costs and other factors involved in implementing the recommendation and forward that analysis to the IRMPPC for appropriate action.

 

Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3)

Student Members:

Myra Lukins 2015-2016

Description

Student Orientation Advising & Resources Committee is responsible for, but not limited to: Coordinating and implementing the Summer Advising Program Managing the budget for the Summer Advising Program Acting as an advisory group on issues related to advising across campus

 

Student Members:

Description

This committee is responsible for creating a recommendation to the President regarding Student Success Fee allocations. Allocations will be decided by the committee based on what they prioritize as most important for student success. The committee is made up of 11 members, 7 of which are students. Committee members include the ASI President (co-chair) and one member from the ASI Board of Directors from each academic college. For more information, visit the official committee website: http://afd.calpoly.edu/fees/ssf-index.asp

 

Student Success Fee Allocation Advisory Committee (SSFAAC)

Student Members:

Annalee Akin (CLA) 2015-2016
Kenton Assadi 2015-2016
Jana Colombini 2015-2016
Danielle Hepperle 2015-2016
Owen Schwaegerle 2015-2016
Derek Seaman 2015-2016

Description

An advisory committee to the President on campus substance use and abuse issues.

Established in response to the CSU Action Plan for Substance Abuse (AAES 90-93; January, 1990), the Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee (SUAAC) is advisory to the President on campus substance use and abuse issues. The committee shall plan and coordinate a comprehensive educational program; develop and review administrative procedures related to alcohol and drug use and abuse; coordinate campus efforts to reduce substance use and abuse and its effects; monitor and ensure compliance with campus, system, state, and federal policies; and facilitate collaborative community partnerships.

 

Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Jason Marks 2015-2016

Description

The primary function of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to review and recommend measures related to University sustainability policies and practices dealing with natural resource utilization, land use, and physical projects. The committee is advisory and reports to the vice president of Administration & Finance. The committee is to consider issues related to environmentally responsible planning, design, and construction, as articulated in the Campus Master Plan. In addition, it will provide advice on the continuing efforts to construct environmentally sustainable projects. In its advisory capacity, the committee needs to consider the goals of sustainable development, which are balancing environmental protection, programmatic needs, and financial viability.

 

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Kyle Boland 2015-2016
Haley Stegall 2015-2016

Description

To oversee the operations, functions, and membership of all campuswide standing committees which are appointed by the University President or a designee, and to recommend any needed changes therein. To review and recommend on the establishment of additional campuswide standing committees, or on the deletion or combination of existing campuswide standing committees. Upon request of the University President, to formulate recommendations on the establishment, functions, and membership of ad hoc campuswide special committees. The University Committee on Committees is advisory to the President.

 

University Committee on Committees

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan-ASI President 2014-2015

Academic Senate Committees


The Academic Senate is the faculty governing body of the University, representing approximately 1,000 faculty members.

The Academic Senate is constituted to formulate and evaluate policy and procedures on academic, fiscal and personnel matters.

The work of the Senate is accomplished through its several committees (comprised of approximately 150 faculty, members of administration, and students).

Description

Joint decision-making and consultation between the administration and the General Faculty have been recognized by the legislature of the State of California as the long-accepted manner of governing institutions of higher learning and are essential to the educational missions of such institutions. In order to participate fully in the process of joint decision-making and consultation with the administration, the Academic Senate is empowered to exercise all legislative and advisory powers on behalf of the General Faculty. These legislative powers shall include all educational matters that affect the General Faculty (e.g., curricula, academic personnel policies, and academic standards). Advisory powers shall include, but not be limited to, budget policy, administrative appointments, determination of campus administrative policy, University organization, and facilities use and planning.

 

Academic Senate Committee

Student Members:

Vittorio Monteverdi 2015-2016
Owen Schwaegerle 2015-2016

Description

The Budget and Long Range Planning Committee shall provide oversight and make recommendations concerning policy for the allocation of budgeted resources. This includes the review of matters related to the allocation of budgeted resources and representation on bodies formed to review the mechanisms by which campuswide resource allocations are made.  In addition, the Budget and Long Range Planning Committee shall also develop recommendations concerning future actions, policies, and goals of the university.

 

Budget and Long Range Planning Committee

Student Members:

Jonathan Lampkin 2015-2016

Description

The Curriculum Committee evaluates curriculum proposals from departments and colleges before making recommendations to the Academic Senate. In addition, the committee makes recommendations to the Senate on University requirement for graduation, general education, learning objectives, and cultural pluralism; provides library oversight as it relates to curriculum; and addresses any other curriculum-related matter referred to it by the Senate, Senate Chair, or Executive Committee. The chair of the Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for coordination of curriculum review with Academic Programs.

 

Curriculum Committee

Student Members:

Riley Nilsen 2015-2016

Description

The Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee shall conduct the selection process in accordance with the special rules and procedures approved by the Executive Committee for judging potential candidates for the Distinguished Scholarship Award.

 

Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee

Student Members:

Emma Delarosa 2015-2016
Sarah Zerga 2015-2016

Description

The Faculty Awards Committee shall conduct the selection process and determine the policies and procedures to be used for judging potential candidates for the Distinguished Teaching Award. Nominations for the award will be received by the committee during the fall quarter, and final selection will be made no later than the sixth week of the spring quarter.

 

Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee

Student Members:

daniela Czerny 2015-2016
Sevelyn Van Ronk 2014-2015

Description

The Faculty Affairs Committee shall be the advisory body of the Academic Senate on faculty policy and its administration and procedures. The scope of faculty procedures and policies coming within its purview includes standards and criteria concerning appointment, promotion, tenure, academic freedom, leave of absence, retention, professional relations and ethics, promotion, research, grievance, layoff procedures, and lecturers' rights and responsibilities.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee

Student Members:

Lexie Bonestroo 2015-2016

Description

The procedures to be followed and the problems to be considered shall be approved by the Academic Senate and published as a document entitled, Fairness Board Description and Procedures. Changes in the document shall be made by the Senate upon recommendation of the Fairness Board. The Board shall report to the Academic Senate.

 

Fairness Board

Student Members:

Justin Rajah 2015-2016
Thomas Sawyer 2015-2016

Description

Responsibilities

Cal Poly's general education (GE) program is the administrative responsibility of the General Education Governance Board (GEGB), GEGB should function like a department with a deep sense of interest and responsibility for overseeing and implementing the GE program.

 

Charges:

The General Education Governance Board (GEGB) is responsible for leading and developing a visionary, high quality GE program that enriches the specialized knowledge acquired in a major program with foundational and integrative understanding of its scientific, humanistic, artistic, and technological contexts.

 

General Education Governance Board

Student Members:

Kaelan Sobouti 2015-2016

Description

(1) In coordination with the Research and Professional Development Committee, the Grants Review Committee shall develop and recommend policies and procedures for the review of grant proposals referred to it, including the State Faculty Support Grants (SFSG).

(2) Receive and evaluate requests for State Faculty Support Grants and make recommendations for funding, when appropriate, to the Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.

(3) Make recommendations concerning the funding of other internal grants when appropriate.

(4) Evaluate requests for special leaves for research or creative activity and, when appropriate, rank order them for consideration and transmit this ranking through the Academic Senate Chair to the President.

 

Grants Review Committee

Student Members:

Sarah Neumann 2015-2016

Description

The Instruction Committee shall be responsible for recommendations regarding subjects that impinge directly on the quality of teaching and for providing policy recommendations concerning grading as well as admissions policies and requirements. It will also provide review and input concerning electronic teaching techniques, and library oversight as it relates to instruction.

In accordance with CAM 481 and AS-357-97/IC, the Instruction Committee shall review the Academic Calendar as proposed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs before its final submission to the President for approval.

 

Instruction Committee

Student Members:

Michael Hurdelbrink 2015-2016

Description

The Research and Professional Development Committee shall provide oversight for research and professional development activities on campus. Make recommendations concerning all policies and procedures for research and professional development activities on campus. Conduct a regular review of research centers and institutes on campus. Provide library oversight as it relates to research and professional development. Review and make recommendations on disputed university professional leaves. Provide oversight to the Grants Review Committee.

 

Research and Professional Development Committee

Student Members:

Mallika Potter 2014-2015

Description

The Sustainability Committee shall inform and support the activities of other committees whose scope encompasses environmental responsibility. The Sustainability Committee shall make recommendations to the Academic Senate, as appropriate, regarding the provisions of the Talloires Declaration.

 

Sustainability Committee

Student Members:

Lexie Bonestroo 2014-2015
Lauren Cool 2014-2015

ASI Standing Committees


ASI Standing Committees are subcommittees of the Board of Directors that review advocacy, outreach and corporate matters on behalf of the Board of Directors.

ASI Standing Committees shall have no authority to take action on any matter, unless otherwise specified upon creation of the committee, but may make recommendations for action to the Board of Directors.

Description

The Advocacy Committee will address student concerns that cover campus, city, county, state-wide and national issues. This committee is responsible for institutionalizing and coordinating advocacy for the three branches of ASI Student Government and for effectively working on issues for the betterment of Cal Poly students. This committee will communicate lobbying efforts, research legislation, and will report all issues to the Board of Directors. This committee will work to establish long-term relationships between ASI and city, county, and state representatives.

 

Student Members:

Annalee Akin UUAB
Matt Boer Executive Cabinet
Sam Canino Board of Directors
Daniela Czerny Board of Directors
Kyle Jordan UUAB
Nelson Lin Board of Directors
Chris Lopez- Chair Board of Directors
Riley Nilsen Executive Cabinet
Justin Rajah Board of Directors - Liaison to OCC

Description

The ASI Business and Finance Committee will be responsible for issues relating to all corporate finance and personnel matters. The specific operations of this committee in regards to personnel matters shall be carried out in accordance with the ASI Personnel Policy Manual. This committee will review the ASI Budget, recommend personnel and human resources changes to the Board of Directors, and provide fiscal insight to the Club Funding Liaisons regarding ASI Club Funding.

 

Student Members:

Young Choi UUAB
Jana Colombini - Chair Board of Directors
Ryan Durante Board of Directors
Jonathan Lampkin Chief of Staff
Jason Marks Board of Directors
Vittorio Monteverdi Chair of the Board
Owen Schwaegerle ASI President
Kevin Scott Board of Directors
Cody Shields Board of Directors
Ali Spina Vice Chair of UUAB
Sevelyn Van Ronk Chair of UUAB

Description

The two ASI Club Funding Liaisons shall be members of the Board of Directors as appointed by the Chair of the Board. The Liaisons will be direct links between ASI staff and the Board of Directors regarding all matters dealing with ASI Club Funding. The Liaisons will approve ASI Club Sponsorship, ASI Club Event Co-Sponsorship and College Club Council Funding Applications concurrently with staff. At each duly held Board of Directors meeting the Liaisons will give a report to the Board of Directors on approved applications. The Liaisons will give detailed quarterly reports on ASI Club Funding allocations and are responsible for presenting any 13 application appeals to the Board of Directors. One Liaison will serve as a voting member on the ASI Business and Finance Committee and one Liaison will serve as a voting member on the ASI/UU Internal Review Committee.

 

Student Members:

Kyle Boland Board of Directors
Ryan Durante Board of Directors

Description

This committee will serve to enhance ASI’s public relations and outreach efforts to the
student body. This committee is responsible for increasing awareness and connection
to the student body by leveraging all available and appropriate media.

 

Student Members:

Anthony Haddad UUAB
Danielle Hepperle Board of Directors
Mike Hurdelbrink UUAB
Mason McCloskey Executive Cabinet
Justin Rajah Board of Directors - Liaison to Advocacy
Thomas Sawyer Board of Directors
Mallory St. George - Chair Board of Directors
Lindsey Verderber Executive Cabinet
Sarah Zerga Board of Directors

Description

This committee is responsible for the effective recruitment of candidates to serve in every branch of ASI Student Government in addition to ASI Leadership Team positions. This committee develops and recommends regulations pertaining to elections for approval by the Board of Directors, supervises the conduct of all ASI Elections, and reports the results of ASI Elections to the Board of Directors. The specific operations of this committee in regards to elections shall be carried out in accordance with the ASI Election Code. Additionally, this committee will consult with the ASI Leadership Team and ASI staff regarding the coordination of all training programs and any professional development activities that occur internally in ASI Student Government.

 

Student Members:

Madison Albiani Board of Directors
Seth Borges- Chair Board of Directors
Kyle Jordan UUAB
Paul Ponciano Board of Directors
Pascal Purro Board of Directors
Alice Read Executive Cabinet
Derek Seaman Board of Directors
Kaelan Sobouti UUAB
Haley Stegall Executive Cabinet

Description

The ASI/UU Internal Review Committee is responsible for reviewing and making
recommendations to the Board of Directors on the following: ASI Club Funding Policies,
independent auditor’s service proposals and selection of audit firm, ASI Audit,
corporate Risk Management and Insurance Plans, ASI Bylaws and policy additions and/
or modifications.

 

Student Members:

Kyle Boland Club Funding Liaison
Lexie Bonestroo Board of Directors
Kenton Assadi Co-Chair Board of Directors
Michelle Wong Co-Chair UUAB
Daniela Czerny Board of Directors
Eric Djanie Board of Directors
Ryan Durante Board of Directors
Mike Hurdelbrink UUAB
Justin Rajah Board of Directors
Matt Sauer Board of Directors
Kevin Scott Board of Directors

Other Committees


In the light of shared governance, students serve on various other campuswide committees.

Description

The Parent Program Advisory Council is a group of 24 parents, two students and a member of the Cal Poly faculty member who provide programming direction to Parent Program staff and advise the University's adminsitration on matters involving student development and success.

Parent Advisory Council members are Univeristy ambassadors, sharing their experiences and perspectives with others and fostering communication between and among parents and the University. Parent members serve a three-year term. Students and members of the faculty serve one-year terms.

Meetings are held three times annually on the Cal Poly campus and are open to all Cal Poly parents and supporters. Parents interested in membership are invited to observe a meeting. The application processes consists of a brief questionnaire and a telephone interview with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Parent Advisory Council Chair or Vice Chair, and Parent Program staff.

To assist us in planning for your attendance at an upcoming meeting, please request an invitation from Parent Program staff.



 

 

Parent Program

Student Members:

Vacant

Description

Function

The Executive Council shall be responsible for, but not limited to:

       Advise the Assistant Vice Provost on appropriate models and planning strategically to improve student-centered academic advising at Cal Poly.

       Increase overall graduation rates while reducing graduation rate gaps among populations and colleges.

       Assess academic advising as a program of the University.

       Approve advising initiatives as they align with the mission, student learning outcomes and strategic plan for academic advising and for Cal Poly.

       Review and approve the communication processes for University Advising.

       Consider large scale, fundamental advising issues.

       Review academic policies that impact advising. Approve advising policies that affect all undergraduate students at Cal Poly.  Refer items to the next level of approval as appropriate.

       Communicate with Deans Council, Academic Senate, and other governing bodies as identified.

       Review the Assistant Vice Provost’s End of Year Report to the Provost and President.

Membership

The Executive Council is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost.The council will be chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost for University Advising.

The term of office shall be two years.There is no limit to the number of terms a member may serve.

 

Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled monthly.

 

Student Members:

Vacant

Description

 

The Student Library Advisory Council is an organized body to represent the students’ needs, concerns, and ideas regarding the Robert E. Kennedy Library.

 

Student Library Advisory Council

Student Members:

Ryan Bitter (Secretary)
Andrew Bui
Aislyn Cole
Mariana Diaz
Rachael Donahue
Aja Frost
Alejandra Garcia
Alex Kost
Marcus Pereira
Juan Pablo Quinonez
Mike Shaw (Vice-Chair)
Kayla Slocum
Lauren Tang
Emily Wang
Lauren Young (Chair)

Description

Soar is a summer orientation program for all incoming students, parents and supporters. We have freshman sessions, a transfer session, an out-of-state session, and an international session! During Soar, you will receive the resources to prepare yourself to become a new member of the Mustang family an a successful Cal Poly student. You can look forward to being introduced to numerous campus and community resources, receiving helpful academic tips to ease your transition to your new campus, and familiarizing yourself with the Cal Poly and San Luis Obipso community.

 

Student Orientation Advising and Resources Committee (SOAR)

Student Members:

Emily Mallet

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Student Government Documents

Bills


All formal items of business (those not arising of an incidental nature or otherwise stated in the ASI Bylaws) shall be introduced as a Bill or Resolution. A Bill, if passed, shall become official policy of the Corporation.

Bill #15-09 ASI Bylaws Amendment – Endorsement from the ASI Board of Directors (PDF) 2015-05-27
Bill #15-07 ASI Bylaws Amendment: Defining the Composition of the ASI Board of Directors (PDF) 2015-05-27
Bill #15-08 ASI Bylaws Amendment – Number of Board Members on the Outreach and Communications Committee (PDF) 2015-05-27
Bill #15-05 ASI Bylaws Amendment – Seeking Multiple Elected ASI Positions (PDF) 2015-04-01
Bill #15-06 ASI Bylaws Amendment - Appointment of Ad Hoc Committee Members (PDF) 2015-04-01
Bill #15-04 ASI Bylaws Amendment - Chair of the University Union Advisory Board (UUAB) On Campus Requirement Date (PDF) 2015-02-18
Bill #15-03 ASI Bylaws Amendment - ASI Election Code (PDF) 2015-01-07
Bill #15-01 ASI Bylaws Amendment - ASI Emergency Code (PDF) 2014-11-12
Bill #15-02 ASI Election Code and ASI Election Timeline (PDF) 2014-11-12
Bill #14-03 ASI Bylaws Amendment–ASI Executive Cabinet Membership Titles and Chief of Staff Selection Committee (PDF) 2014-05-14
Bill #14-02 ASI Bylaws Amendment: Remove section 4.7.2.3 of the ASI Bylaws (PDF) 2013-10-30
Bill #14-01 #14-01 Amendment to Bylaws Internal Review Opertaing Rules (PDF) 2013-10-02
Bill #13-04 ASI Bylaws Amendment - ASI General Updates to the ASI Bylaws (PDF) 2013-05-29
Bill #13-03 ASI Bylaws Amendment Section 9.2 - Executive Director (PDF) 2012-11-28
Bill #13-02 ASI Bylaws Amendment -Conduct of Business (PDF) 2012-11-14
Bill #13-01 ASI Bylaws Amendment - Membership Guidelines for the ASI Recruitment and Development Committee (PDF) 2012-11-14

Resolutions


All formal items of business (those not arising of an incidental nature or otherwise stated in the ASI Bylaws) shall be introduced as a Bill or Resolution. A Resolution, if passed, is a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent of the Board of Directors, and is advisory in nature.

Resolution #15-06 ASI Board of Directors’ Support Of All-Gender Restrooms Across Campus (PDF) 2015-05-27
Resolution #15-04 ASI Board of Directors' Support of Open Course Evaluations (PDF) 2015-05-13
Resolution #15-05 ASI Board of Directors Support of Block Scheduling for Freshmen (PDF) 2015-05-13
Resolution #15-03 ASI Board Of Directors' Stance Against Mandatory Second Year Housing and the Argument Presented by the University (PDF) 2015-04-29
Resolution #15-02 ASI Board of Directors Support Of Campus Individuality Regarding Student Success Fees (PDF) 2014-10-29
Resolution #15-01 Resolution Fixing the Employer’s Contribution Under the (PDF) 2014-08-04
Resolution #14-04 ASI Board of Directors Support to Create an ASI Alumni Affinity Group within the Cal Poly Alumni Association (PDF) 2014-05-14
Resolution #14-05 ASI Board of Directors’ Stance on Campus Credit Card Parking Meters – Postponed Indefinitely (PDF) 2014-05-14
Resolution #14-03 ASI Board of Directors' Stance on the Statewide Student Association Voluntary Systemwide Fee (PDF) 2014-02-26
Resolution #14-02 Board of Directors' Support to Remain on Quarter System (PDF) 2013-12-04
Resolution #14-01 Resolution fixing the employer’s contribution under the public employees’ medical and hospital care act (PDF) 2013-08-02
Resolution #13-05 Stance on the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (PDF) 2013-05-01
Resolution #13-04 ASI Board of Director’s Support of Student Collaboration (PDF) 2013-04-17
Resolution #13-03 - BOD Stance Quarters to Semesters (PDF) 2013-02-19
Resolution #13-02 Articles of Incorporation (PDF) 2012-11-28
Resolution #13-01 PERS Contribution (PDF) 2012-08-06
Resolution #12-04 Reaffirming CSSA's Commitment to Principles (PDF) 2012-08-03

Board Agendas


The Board of Directors posts an agenda containing a brief general description of each item of business to be transacted or discussed at the meeting, including items to be discussed in closed session. The agenda specifies the date, time and location of the regular meeting and is posted in a location that is freely accessible to members of the public.

BOD Agenda Meeting #15-16 (PDF) 2015-05-27
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-15 (PDF) 2015-05-13
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-14 (PDF) 2015-04-29
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-13 (PDF) 2015-04-15
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-12 (PDF) 2015-04-02
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-11 (PDF) 2015-03-04
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-10 (PDF) 2015-02-18
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-09 (PDF) 2015-02-04
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-08 (PDF) 2015-01-21
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-07 (PDF) 2015-01-07
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-06 (PDF) 2014-11-12
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-05 (PDF) 2014-10-29
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-04 (PDF) 2014-10-15
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-03 (PDF) 2014-10-01
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-02 (PDF) 2014-09-16
BOD Agenda Meeting #15-01 (PDF) 2014-08-04
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-16 (PDF) 2014-05-28
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-15 (PDF) 2014-05-14
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-14 (PDF) 2014-04-30
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-13 (PDF) 2014-04-16
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-12 (PDF) 2014-04-02
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-11 (PDF) 2014-02-26
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-10 (PDF) 2014-02-12
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-09 (PDF) 2014-01-29
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-08 (PDF) 2014-01-15
BOD Special Meeting Agenda #14-07 (PDF) 2013-12-04
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-06 (PDF) 2013-11-13
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-05 (PDF) 2013-10-30
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-04 (PDF) 2013-10-16
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-03 (PDF) 2013-10-02
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-02 (PDF) 2013-09-16
BOD Agenda Meeting #14-01 (PDF) 2013-08-02
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-17 (PDF) 2013-05-29
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-16 (PDF) 2013-05-15
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-15 (PDF) 2013-05-01
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-14 (PDF) 2013-04-13
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-13 (PDF) 2013-04-03
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-12 (PDF) 2013-03-13
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-11 (PDF) 2013-02-22
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-10 (PDF) 2013-02-08
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-09 (PDF) 2013-01-30
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-08 (PDF) 2013-01-16
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-07 (PDF) 2012-11-28
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-06 (PDF) 2012-11-14
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-05 (PDF) 2012-10-31
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-04 (PDF) 2012-10-17
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-03 (PDF) 2012-10-02
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-02 (PDF) 2012-09-28
BOD Agenda Meeting #13-01 (PDF) 2012-08-03

Board Minutes


ASI maintains written meeting minutes for the Board of Directors that details the proceedings of the meeting.

BOD #15-15 May 13, 2015 (PDF) 2015-05-27
BOD #15-16 May 27, 2015 (PDF) 2015-05-27
BOD #15-14 April 29, 2015 (PDF) 2015-04-29
BOD #15-13 April 15, 2015 (PDF) 2015-04-15
BOD #15-12 April 1, 2015 (PDF) 2015-04-01
BOD #15-11 March 4, 2015 (PDF) 2015-03-04
BOD #15-10 February 18, 2015 (PDF) 2015-02-18
BOD #15-09 February 4, 2015 (PDF) 2015-02-04
BOD #15-08 January 21, 2015 (PDF) 2015-01-21
BOD #15-07 January 7, 2015 (PDF) 2015-01-07
BOD #15-06 November 12, 2014 (PDF) 2014-11-12
BOD #15-05 October 29, 2014 (PDF) 2014-10-29
BOD #15-04 October 15, 2014 (PDF) 2014-10-15
BOD #15-03 October 1, 2014 (PDF) 2014-10-01
BOD #15-02 September 16, 2014 (PDF) 2014-09-16
BOD #15-01 August 4, 2014 (PDF) 2014-08-04
BOD #14-16 May 28, 2014 (PDF) 2014-05-28
BOD #14-15 May 14, 2014 (PDF) 2014-05-14
BOD #14-14 April 30, 2014 (PDF) 2014-04-30
BOD #14-13 April 16, 2014 (PDF) 2014-04-16
BOD #14-12 April 2, 2014 (PDF) 2014-04-02
BOD #14-11 March 26, 2014 (PDF) 2014-03-26
BOD #14-10 February 12, 2014 (PDF) 2014-02-12
BOD #14-09 January 29, 2014 (PDF) 2014-01-29
BOD #14-08 January 15, 2014 (PDF) 2014-01-15
BOD #14-07 December 4, 2013 (PDF) 2013-12-04
BOD #14-06 November 13, 2013 (PDF) 2013-11-13
BOD #14-05 October 30, 2013 (PDF) 2013-10-30
BOD #14-04 October 16, 2013 (PDF) 2013-10-16
BOD #14-03 October 2, 2013 (PDF) 2013-10-02
BOD #14-02 September 16, 2013 (PDF) 2013-09-16
BOD #14-01 Augst 2, 2013 (PDF) 2013-08-02
BOD #13-17 May 29, 2013 (PDF) 2013-05-29
BOD #13-16 May 15, 2013 (PDF) 2013-05-15
BOD #13-15 May 1, 2013 (PDF) 2013-05-01
BOD #13-14 April 17, 2012 (PDF) 2013-04-17
BOD #13-13 Minutes April 3, 2013 (PDF) 2013-04-03
BOD #13-12 March 13, 2013 (PDF) 2013-03-13
BOD #13-11 February 27, 2013 (PDF) 2013-02-27
BOD #13-10 February 13, 2013 (PDF) 2013-02-13
BOD #13-09 January 30, 2013 (PDF) 2013-01-30
BOD #13-08 January 16, 2013 (PDF) 2013-01-16
BOD #13-07 November 28, 2012 (PDF) 2012-11-28
BOD #13-06 November 14, 2012 (PDF) 2012-11-14
BOD #13-05 October 31, 2012 (PDF) 2012-10-31
BOD #13-04 October 17, 2012 (PDF) 2012-10-17
BOD #13-03 October 3, 2012 (PDF) 2012-10-03
BOD #13-01 July 27, 2012 (PDF) 2012-10-02
BOD #13-02 September 17, 2012 (PDF) 2012-09-17
BOD #12-17 May 30,2012 (PDF) 2012-08-03

University Union Advisory Board Agendas


ASI maintains written meeting agendas for the UUAB that outlines the agenda for an upcoming meeting.

University Union Advisory Board Minutes


ASI maintains written meeting minutes for the UUAB that details the proceedings of the meeting.

Student Community Liaison Committee


The Student Community Liaison Committee, serves as a mechanism of communication among Cal Poly, Cuesta College, City and County of San Luis Obispo, and community organizations. The mission of SCLC is to proactively engage in discussions to promote positive relations, mutual respect, and improved quality of life for all citizens of San Luis Obispo. ASI maintains written meeting minutes for the SCLC that details the proceedings of the meeting.

For archives greater than two years old, please contact ASI Student Government

ASI Alumni

The ASI Experience does not end at the time of graduation. The impact that ASI has on each student leader extends well into their post-collegiate lives. Whether by teaching invaluable leadership skills, exposing students to the fundamentals of running a business, or proving that progress can be made through a collective group of differing opinions. As an ASI Alumni, you can be a part of the continued success of ASI for future students. Welcome to the next stage as ASI Alumni.

ASI Alumni: promoting shared experiences, lasting relationships, and continuous development.

Leadership Fund

Make A Gift

Gifts may be made online to the ASI Leadership Endowment Fund

Gifts may also be made by mail.
Please complete the following form and enclose your check payable to: "Cal Poly".

Gifts by Mail Form

Mail gifts to: Cal Poly Fund, Cal Poly State University, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0446


Contact

For all questions regarding contributions to the ASI Leadership Fund, how to re-connect with ASI Student Government or to learn about upcoming events, please contact:

Michelle Crawford
Phone: (805) 756-2324
Email Michelle Crawford