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The 2012-2013 Administration
ASOSU Madam President Amelia Harris, with ASOSU Vice President Dan Cushing lead the Executive Branch.
President Harris and Vice President Cushing were elected April 2012 and assumed the Executive Offices of the President and Vice President June 1st 2012. Their term of office, along with their Administration, will end June 1st, 2013.
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:
Executive Chief of Operations: Meleani Bates
The Executive 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 Operations will also assist the ASOSU President and Vice-President with the management of staff.
Executive Secretary: T. Brett Deedon
The Executive Secretary 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, the organizational assistance to the entire staff through meetings, reservations, scheduling, and institutional knowledge.
Executive Director of Community Resources: Lexi Merril
It is the duty of the Executive Director of Community Resources 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 Resources also works with on-campus services like the Office of Advocacy and theOffice of of Legal Advising to provide knowledge reguarding support services availible to students.
Job responsibilities include assisting with the hiring of all relevant Task Force Directors, developing an orientation program to train the Task Force Directors and helping Task Force Directors develop an outreach program to their constituents and be responsible for their implementation. The Director of Community Resources approves and enforces office hours of the Campus, Community, Environmental, Graduate Affairs, Veterans Affairs, and Wellness Affairs Task Forces, and assumes responsibility for the execution of their services, programs and activities.
Executive Director of Diversity Programs: Blake Viena
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: Sãketã Dixôn
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. Through this process, the ASOSU budget is very closely scrutinized and any problems or concerns are fixed.
The Executive Director of Finance also oversees the payroll system for ASOSU, and signs off on all Purchase Requests, Reimbursements, and related materials. The Director of Finance also provides assistance to all ASOSU staff with budgeting, purchase requests, and proper financial planning for all the events and campaigns that ASOSU puts on. Additionally, upon request, reports are made to the ASOSU House and Senate on budgetary issues.
Executive Director of Communications: Ryan Broadsword
The Executive Director of Communications 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: Drew Deatherage
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.