Voting period was from May 20, 2013 at 6:00am to May 23, 2013 at 5:00pm.
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Meet your 2013-2014 ASUWB Student Government Candidates
I want to serve as ASUWB President because I know that with my motivation, knowledge and networking abilities I can stimulate an efficient and cost effective student government. My past experience in budgeting, marketing, and operations management makes me the most qualified candidate running for this position. As a member of the ASUWB Executive Council I will ensure that the voice of every student at UW Bothell is represented in ASUWB, as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. There are three main factors that create a comprehensive argument for why I should become the next ASUWB President: My experience, my network, and my ambition. I currently serve as ASUWB's Director of Business Operations for the 2012-2013 academic school year. I also served as the Vice President of Collegiate DECA and placed 2nd at state and placed in the top 10 internationally in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. I also served as the Director of Marketing for UWB's student newspaper, the Husky Herald. My marketing expertise has allowed me to create a range of professional contacts and partners that have helped me create innovative solutions to marketing challenges. I am engrossed in the study of business and see it as my future as well as my present. I was an intern at Ogden Murphy Wallace Law Firm, where I learned team management and networking; I am very active at UW Bothell and believe that my wide range of talents will help me succeed and successfully complete my tasks as ASUWB President.
Vice Presidential Candidate
Ever since I enrolled here at UWB I have been actively involved in many different ways throughout the campus. During my time working as an Orientation Leader and serving as ASUWB Sophomore Senator, I have been able to get a look at many of the great things that this campus has to offer. Out of all the things that I have seen the part that has stood out to me the most is the amazing student body we have here on campus. I want to be part of student government so that I can help support these students in as many ways as possible. In my two years here at Bothell I have learned that students have many great ideas that often go unheard. This is something that I firmly believe needs to change. My goal is to make sure that every student has the ability to voice their ideas, while at the same time having their concerns addressed. If you look around at all the construction that is happening around our campus it is clear to see that we are growing at a very rapid pace. I want to make sure that students are able to be actively involved in this evolution of our campus community. I personally think that student involvement is the key to growing a successful University. At the end of the day I believe that we as students can facilitate change that will benefit not only us, but also future generations of students to come.
Director of Student Advocacy Candidate
Hey Everyone, my name is David Lile and I am running for ASUWB Director of Student Advocacy. This year’s election is important to me because I have gone through many challenges myself overcoming economic hardship and I feel like I can take my experiences and apply them into this position. Being the Director of Student Advocacy is a real job with real hard work and strong dedication, and I feel that I am the best qualified candidate to perform the job and assume the role. I am a first generation student who commutes from Lake Forest Park and I have had many accomplishments in my first two years here at UW Bothell: I serve as an ASUWB Sophomore Senator, I am the Founder of Sophomore Council, one of the original International Student Facilitators and I helped establish a food pantry at Husky Village. I bring new energy and new enthusiasm to the student government and I want to help accommodate the needs of underrepresented students by being more accessible. My goal is to bring back a more vibrant campus where students not only feel welcomed but feel like family. Furthermore, I am ready to work diligently for your benefit. If you empower me with your confidence and trust, I will do everything I can to represent your interests and achieve our common goals and ideals. Please vote for me David Lile for ASUWB Director of Student Advocacy. David Lile: making the world a better place since February 6, 1993.
Director of Government Relations Candidate
I want to serve as Director of Government Relations because I believe that every student's voice matters, and with a small campus like UWB, more students should be encouraged to give input in what they would like to see change on campus because they are the ones that make the college experience. One great example is that we had a powerful rally earlier this year against higher tuition costs that reflects the student's voice. As a Director of Government Relations, I intend to be the voice of the whole student body supporting your interests as students and we can continue to fight for pressing issues that are slowly affecting access to higher education. Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Even though University of Washington Bothell is a small campus, growth is inevitable with collective effort.
Director of Public Relations Candidate
I have always loved what Student Government stood for and was involved with Student Government in High School. Even during the beginning of my college years, I remained an avid supporter of Student Government. As a member of Student Government I want to be able to give students the ability to enjoy their college experiences and be reassured that Student Government is always willing to do all they can for the students of The University of Washington Bothell. I will work to improve the relationship between departments on campus, so we may be able to provide more resources to students and improve the everyday life of the student body. I would also welcome students to provide their own input on what they would like to see done on campus. After all, Student Government runs on the voices of the students and together we can make this campus more united and more knowledgeable on the issues that pertain to our school.
Director of Business Operations Candidates
Throughout my student life, I always have the desire in representing a community. In University of Washington Bothell, we are a community. We are all connected whether to my fellow students, fault or staff. The opportunity of representing UW Bothell students would be of service on my behalf.
My leadership experience as a Student Body President in Shoreline Community College has uniquely equipped me with expertise in listening to the student voice. One example from my performance record is preventing the increase of student fees. It was a school year when the budgets from the state for higher education were cut. This causes the tuition rates to increase. My team in student government conducted an unbiased and thorough investigation whether to increase student fees or not. Our collected data concluded that majority of the students are against the student fee increase. As the end result, we created a budget for Student Services & Activities that works without the fee increase. This is the product of listening to the student voice.
The position of ASUWB Director of Business Operations will give me the opportunity to represent students by managing internal operations and manage budgets. I will ensure efficiency and function of ASUWB general operations. I will also build up transparency of ASUWB resources available to students. One of my main goals is to increase student membership in campus clubs and organizations.
I’m a finance major in UW Bothell School of Business. I also worked in the banking industry. Thank you.
During my career at UW Bothell, it has been very important to me to be a well-rounded student. Not only do I want to be involved with academics, but I also want to make an impact on the campus as a whole. Being a part of Student Government is a rare opportunity to engage fellow students while enriching the environment at UW Bothell. I believe I can bring my unique insight from my area of study as well as my business-focused internship to a position within Student Government to best benefit the student body.
As an international student, I understand that it is important to get involve on campus and after 2 quarters working as International Student Facilitator, I found that there are many problems need to be addressed such as club inactivity, and limited food choices on campus.
I will increase club activity by consulting with club officers and provide them the support they need. Moreover, I will increase the variety of food choices by having monthly food trucks on our campus.
All in all, I want to become a member of Student Government to make positive changes and foster student involvement in our campus.
Senior Senator Candidates
As a member of this year’s ASUWB Senate I’m excited about the opportunity to continue to represent my class. This is our university, we pay part of the bills and we deserve to have our voices heard during important decision- making processes. This is the give and take of a democratic system, we are vital to the university but the university is also vital for us, the students. Our actions influence the university and the university's decisions have an important bearing on our experience gaining a higher education. I feel like I was meant to be a leader and have a duty to give back to the school from which I will gain invaluable knowledge and life lessons. This is a belief I hope my fellow students also share. As your student senator I hope to continue to make you feel like those in charge at our university are listening. Administration heard us at the Invest in Us Rally earlier this quarter. I believe that I will continue to bring fresh ideas, like the rally, to the student senate, always looking for innovative solutions that are still feasible. When working in ASUWB I have gravitated toward a leadership role while being more than willing to bring in others and work together to make the best decisions possible. I want to work with you, hear your input and use that to advocate for what’s best for our class and our entire student body.
I am at school almost all day five days a week but want to be more involved in my college that is why I want to be in Student Government. In addition I want to inform, motivate, and help people and thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to do that. If you elect me we will put a stamp on this place we call home UWB.
Junior Senator Candidates
I would like to be part of student Government because I feel that this organization can help develop my leadership skills. I have always been curious about student body affairs and hope this can be an opportunity to make a difference in this school. I have many ideas that I think would be very helpful to Student Government and to help benefit the school. I have also been interested in what goes on in our school and would like to be active in the part of making those decisions which affect us as students. I realize that promptness is very important in doing this job, and I am prepared to attend all the meetings that I need to and be very active in the meeting and its discussions.
My name is Katianna Hennings, and I’m a Sophomore here at UW Bothell. I'm passionate about this university and the students that attend here. It is in my best interest to make sure the voices of all UW Bothell students are heard. No concern is too small, and every student should have their needs met and attended to. This can be accomplished by simply strengthening the communication between ASUWB and the student body. As a Senator, my first duty would be to promote involvement across this campus. As I continue my journey here at UWB, I learn about my personal strengths and face new challenges everyday. It is my goal to help all students face their challenges head on, overcome them, and contribute to this school and our community in ways they never thought possible. College isn’t simply about attending class and receiving an education. College is about finding yourself, and creating connections that you can carry with you throughout the rest of your life. If elected as a Student Senator, I will work to ensure that students find the connections they need. Opportunity knocks, and I’m ready to answer the door. To quote one of my favorites, Albus Dumbledore, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
Sophomore Senator Candidates
I would like to become a member of the Student Government because I want to be more involve with the UWB community, be able to make positive improvements that will benefit students, like myself and continue to grow as an institution. By far the UWB has grown in many ways, I am proud to say that we are one of the most diverse campuses in the state. I want to continue to be a part of this growing campus and be a part of the decision-making, as well as develop my leadership skills and most importantly help empower students by getting their opinions heard and get students engaged in the UWB community.
CLASS OF 2016 is the class of the century. In my eight months at UWB so far, it's been a fun, challenging, and overall great experience! I say this not because my classes were easy or my professors were cool and gave me easy 4.0's, but because each and every one of my classmates have enhanced the college experience by bringing a certain attitude to classes and extracurricular activities consistently. The level of enthusiasm, joyfulness, and vivacity that I've witnessed from each student in the class of 2016 positively correlates with a very high level of willingness to learn. This is why I believe that each and every one of us will be successful no matter what path we choose to sprint down. I want to serve us, the class of 2016, by working hard everyday as a sophomore senator to enhance the college experience even more for us. This is my action of showing us, the class of 2016, how much we mean to me.
Some of the main reasons why I would like to run for the sophomore senator position are: to provide the students with more options in regards to school events, to represent their interest with a non-bias, and to help the class along in our future careers and degrees. If I am elected one major component I will be addressing is connection or networking. In terms of networking, I will be pushing and providing students to meet and establish connections with heads of desired programs. I will do everything in my power to make sure everyone is heard and represented in an equal fashion. I will also hold events that will be relevant to events that are happening in our academic and professional lives. The main goal for me is to provoke communication and encourage my sophomore class on our way to success.
I want to be a Sophomore Senator because I want help create a better sense of community at UWB, and to empower students speak up about the changes they want to see on campus. Currently, I feel that there is a bit of a disconnect between on-campus and off-campus students. I want to work to close this gap and help create better unity between all students. In addition to this, I believe that as students we have the power to speak up and bring new ideas to the university. It is up to us to make the changes that will better our experiences here at UWB, and make it our own. I want to be there as your voice to jump start these ideas and advancements, and work with you on making this campus, our campus.
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