The 2013-2014 Administration
ASOSU President T. Brett Deedon, with ASOSU Vice President Victoria Redman lead the Executive Branch.
President Deedon and Vice President Redman were elected April 2013 and assumed the Executive Offices of the President and Vice President June 1st 2013. Their term of office, along with their Administration, will end June 1st, 2014.
The powers and duties of the ASOSU President are outlined by the ASOSU constitution.
"It shall be the duty of The President of the ASOSU to conduct all administrative affairs of the ASOSU, to include, but not be limited to, the following: making executive appointments as specified in the ASOSU Constitution and Statutes, oversee and administer the annual ASOSU budget, perform policy oversight and provide assistance to the executive committees, task forces and services, and staff of the executive branch. The president of the ASOSU shall publicly represent the ASOSU to increase the visibility and influence of the ASOSU on and off campus."
The powers and duties of the ASOSU Vice President are outlined by the ASOSU constitution.
"It shall be the duty of The Vice President of the ASOSU to assist the President of the ASOSU in his/her duties as needed and requested, both on and off campus. The Vice President of the ASOSU shall provide supervision for the Executive branch."
The ASOSU Vice President also serves as the President of the ASOSU Senate.
In addition to the ASOSU President and Vice President, the cabinet is also made up of the following positions:
Chief of Staff - Nina Nguyen
Major/Minor: Public Health – Healthcare Management & Policy
Why you joined ASOSU: Last year I served as the Task Force Director of Wellness for ASOSU and I felt as if I had some unfinished business, so I applied to work a second year to continue the efforts in supporting the student body in their needs.
· Ensure that the needs of the students are met
· Open and maintain lines of communication
· Foster a safe environment where students can learn and grow
The Chief of Staff shall assist the ASOSU in promoting self-governance in the best interest of students at Oregon State University. This includes, but is not limited to assisting staff with campaigns, projects, and events. The Chief of Staff will also assist the ASOSU President and Vice-President with the management of staff.
Executive Director of Community Programs - Allie Bircher
Why you joined ASOSU: I was searching Beaver JobNet for new job postings for the upcoming year and saw one for ASOSU. Initially I did not think about applying because I did not know much about the organization, but then I realized what a great opportunity this presented for me to get more involved on campus and in the Corvallis community.
Goals: I have a really big focus this year on working with the city of Corvallis to help create a better environment for students. One of my main goals in this area is improving the way housing is located in Corvallis for students and educating the campus on ways to handle various housing issues off campus. Additionally I am spending a lot of time figuring out resources for students to use since the code of conduct is now enforceable both on and off campus.It is the duty of the Executive Director of Community Programs to organize, oversee, and coordinate the ASOSU Campus Affairs, Community Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Graduate Affairs, Veterans Affairs, Wellness Affairs Task Forces; as well as the Saferide programme. The Executive Director of Community Programs also works with on-campus services like the Office of Advocacy and the Office of of Legal Advising to provide knowledge reguarding support services availible to students.
Executive Director of Diversity Programs - Mohamed Elgarguri
The Executive Director of Diversity Programs shall assist the ASOSU in promoting self- governance in the best interest of students at Oregon State University. This includes, but is not limited to, organizing, overseeing, and coordinating the ASOSU Queer, Multicultural, Women’s, Non-Traditional, Veterans, and Accessibility Affairs Task Forces.
Executive Director of Finance - Conner Boyd
The Executive Director of Finance is in charge of the creating and maintaining the ASOSU budget. Every year, the Director of Finance creates a new budget for the following year based off of previous year’s expenses, and expected expenditures for the following year, while also watching carefully to ensure that the current year’s spending does not go over budget. Once created for the year, the budget goes through for approval from the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee. After a majority approval, the budget goes to the Student Incidental Fee committee for approval. Finally, after it passes SIFC, the budget goes to the House and Senate as a whole for approval
Executive Director of Marketing - Austin Russell
The Executive Director of Marketing shall assist the ASOSU in promoting self-governance in the best interest of students at Oregon State University. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing production and the Communications team and improving the visibility and image of ASOSU within the OSU community.
Executive Director of Government Relations - Taylor Sarman
The Executive Director of Governmental Relations shall assist the ASOSU in promoting self-governance in the best interest of students at Oregon State University. This includes, but is not limited to, advocating for students at the state and federal level and ensuring that OSU students are educated on key political issues.