ASI Student Government  represents the student body and defends its interests when working with faculty, campus administrators, and government officials. 

The three groups that make up Student Government include the ASI Board of Directors, Warrior Lobby Team (WLT) and First-year Leadership Experience (FLEx). As a whole, your Student Government aims to serve you; from advocating and lobbying on your behalf to offering opportunities for civic engagement.

 

Meet your Board

ASI Board


The ASI Board of Directors serves as the official voice of the students. This group is comprised of 14 elected student representatives, a faculty director, and the Dean of Students. They provide oversight of ASI programs and services, in addition to advocating for students. They seek to provide the ultimate college experience and uphold the mission and vision of ASI, as well as encourage shared governance, student advocacy, and collaboration with other campus and community entities.

ASI Board of Directors Positions

Destiny Suarez

She / Her / Hers
President
asipresident@csustan.edu

The ASI President shall represent and advocate for all students and Associated Students, Inc. at Stanislaus State through a variety of university wide committee meetings, campus events, California State Student Association (CSSA) meetings and ASI business. Read more about this position.

JC Navarro

He / Him / His
Vice President
asivp@csustan.edu

The ASI Vice President shall represent and advocate for all students and Associated Students, Inc. at Stanislaus State through a variety of university wide committee meetings, campus events, and ASI business. They also serve as Chair of the ASI Board of Directors. Read more about this position.

Adela Gonzalez

She / Her / Hers
Vice President of Finance
asivpfinance@csustan.edu

The ASI Vice President of Finance shall represent and advocate for all students and Associated Students, Inc. at Stanislaus State through a variety of university wide committee meetings, campus events, and ASI business. They also serve as the Treasurer of the ASI Board of Directors. Read more about this position.

Hannah Bell

She / Her / Hers
Director for College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work
asibodeksw@csustan.edu

The Director for College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work shall advocate for students who are majoring this college at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Jacob Brucker

He / Him / His
Director for College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
asibodahss@csustan.edu

The Director for College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences shall advocate for students who are majoring this college at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Adrian Sanchez

He / Him / His
Director for College of Science
asibodscience@csustan.edu

The Director for College of Science shall advocate for students who are majoring this college at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Vacant


Director for Diversity
asiboddiversity@csustan.edu

The Director for Diversity shall advocate to address diversity issues and/or concerns at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Rachel Riojas

She / Her / Hers
Director for Graduate Students
asibodgraduate@csustan.edu

The Director for Graduate Students shall advocate for the graduate students at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Emma Pohl

She / Her / Hers
Director for Student Organizations
asibodstudentorgs@csustan.edu

The Director for Student Organizations shall advocate for students involved in student organizations at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Jackline Soro

She / Her / Hers
Director for College of Business Administration
asibodbusiness@csustan.edu

The Director for College of Business Administration shall advocate for students who are majoring in this college at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Miranda Gonzalez

She / Her / Hers
Director for Sustainability
asibodsustainability@csustan.edu

The Director for Sustainability shall advocate to address environmental and sustainability issues/concerns at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Vacant

Director for Stockton Campus
asibodstockton@csustan.edu

The Director for Stockton Campus shall advocate to address issues and/or concerns at the Stockton Campus at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Taylor Pilot

She / Her / Hers
Director for Athletics
asibodathletics@csustan.edu

The Director for Athletics shall advocate for students involved in athletics programs at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Vacant

Director for Housing and Residential Life
asibodreslife@csustan.edu

The Director for Housing and Residential Life shall advocate for students living on campus at Stanislaus State. Read more about this position.

Dr. Heather Dunn Carlton

She / Her / Hers
AVP, Dean of Students
hdunncarlton@csustan.edu

The Dean of Students serves as the best resource to connect students with relevant University programs, resources, and services to help students succeed in and outside of the classroom. The Dean of Students also collaborates with the campus community on a regular basis, serving as an active member of the ASI Board of Directors.

Dr. Aletha Harven

Faculty Director
aharven@csustan.edu

Associate Professor, CO-PI, CIENCIA. The faculty director represents the faculty viewpoint within the ASI Board of Directors.

ASI Student Government Corporate Staff

Violeta Reyes

She / Her / Hers
ASI Student Government Social Media Student Assistant
asisocialmedia@csustan.edu

The Student Government Social Media Student Assistant is responsible for creating engaging content for ASI Student Government social media channels, including keeping channels updated and brand-focused, and seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences. Read more about this position.

Irlanda Vela

She / Her / Hers
ASI Student Government Student Coordinator
asistudgovt@csustan.edu

The Student Government Student Coordinator is for creating and planning opportunities for the Board of Directors to engage with the campus community. Read more about this position.

Genesis Ramirez

ASI Governmental Relations Student Coordinator
ASIGovRelations@csustan.edu

The Governmental Relations Student Coordinator is responsible for maintaining knowledge of and educating the ASI Executives and the Board of Directors of governmental affairs that affect the city, state, federal and/or the CSU concerning Higher Education. Read more about this position.

Victoria Estrada

ASI Executive Student Coordinator
asiexecassist@csustan.edu

The ASI Executive Student Coordinator, under the supervision of the ASI President, will assist elected ASI Executive officers in carrying out the responsibilities of their respective offices, in addition to advising students regarding campus policies such as grade appeals, department referrals, adding/dropping course, etc. The ASI Presidents will coordinate specific job priorities and responsibilities. Read more about this position.

Learn more about your ASI Board of Directors by attending the following events or visit our ASI Student Government Instagram @asistudentgovt

Event Date Time Location
ASI Student Government Serves You Monday, August 22nd 8am-12pm Quad
Get Social with Student Government Wednesday, September 7th 10am-1pm Quad
Get Social with Student Government Wednesday, September 28th 10am-1pm Science Plaza
Student Government Town Hall- Pizza with the Presidents Tuesday, October 4th 5pm SC Valley Multiuse Room
Get Social with Student Government Wednesday, October 19th 10am-1pm DBH Plaza
Student Government Town Hall Tuesday, November 1st 5pm SC Valley Multiuse Room
Get Social with Student Government Wednesday, November 9th 10am-1pm Performing Arts Plaza

Board Meetings

ASI Board of Directors meetings are open to the campus community! Join us in the Board Conference Room, located on the 1st floor at the University Student Center.

Type/Agenda Date Minutes
ASI BOD Meeting
3:30pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, June 21st Meeting Minutes
ASI BOD Meeting
11:30am | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, August 16th Meeting Minutes
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, August 30th Meeting Minutes
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, September 13th Meeting Minutes
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, September 20th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, September 27th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, October 11th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Stockton Campus
Tuesday, October 18th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, October 25th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, November 8th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, November 15th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, November 29th  
ASI BOD Meeting
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday,  December 6th  
ASI BOD Meeting- if needed
5:00pm | Board Conference Room
Tuesday, December 13th  

For archived agendas and minutes, visit Document section or contact the ASI & SC Front Desk via phone at (209) 667-3833 or asi-sc@csustan.edu.

 

Join the Board

Interested in joining the ASI Board of Directors? The application for the Director for Stockton Campus and the Director for Housing and Residential Life for the 2022-23 academic year are currently open.

To apply, please complete the ASI Board of Directors Vacancies Application.

  • Advocate for change on campus
  • Strengthen leadership skills
  • Professional development
  • Working with on-campus staff, faculty, and administration
  • Network with campus departments

President's Message

Hello Warriors!

Primarily, I would like to thank you all for emphasizing the importance of change on our campus by voting in the 2022 ASI Elections. Doing so is ensuring that our voices as students are accounted for and advocated for against all the barriers that stand in our way. In the past few years, our lives have been impacted tremendously, leading us to revisit the way we function personally, and in our academic careers.

As your ASI President, I promise to lead with diligence, and efficiency, and to continue to stay goal-oriented to the student body's needs and requests. ASI strives to provide equitable, accessible, and inclusive resources and activities for students as well as focus on progress in our student’s academic success and campus pride.

This year, my team and I plan on tackling the top three voted-on issues at Stan State which include Parking, Food Services, and Academic Advising. In addition, we will be looking into how to boost campus life for our students by revisiting the limiting policies on our student organizations. We also want to emphasize the importance of mental health, by researching and conducting a way for students to have a U-Hour option to encourage students to take breaks when necessary. We understand how every student’s life can change instantly, especially in the climate we are in now, which is why we highly encourage you to reach out to us so we can help advocate for change.

I entered Stan State as a first-generation Latina woman and was completely unsure of what the future held for me. Since then, this campus has become a home away from home, along with the students I meet every day. My passion is to make sure this campus is a welcoming, accessible, and safe space for all our students just as it is for me.

I appreciate all your support and wish you all the best of luck in your endeavors.

Destiny Suarez
President - Associated Students, Inc.
California State University, Stanislaus

First-year leadership experience

First-Year Leadership Experience Group Photo


First-year Leadership Experience (FLEx) is a 2-semester long introduction and leadership development program. This group of students are given the opportunity to learn about ASI, get involved, and get hands on experience working with ASI Student Government. This program allows students to "find their fit" within the organization. First-year Leadership Experience meets biweekly on Tuesday from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

  • Understanding the basics of ASI, its units, and the organizational structure
  • Allows students to gain a general experience of Student Government at Stanislaus State and the University itself
  • Learning Stan State's Student Government and the development of leaders who know and understand the rules and regulations that govern the ASI Board of Directors (BOD)
  • Understanding of your own leadership style and learn the necessary tools to become an effective leader while at Stan State
  • Forming connections with current and future leaders in ASI on campus

  • Understanding the basics of ASI, its units, and the organizational structure
  • Allows students to gain a general experience of Student Government at Stanislaus State and the University itself
  • Learning Stan State's Student Government and the development of leaders who know and understand the rules and regulations that govern the ASI Board of Directors (BOD)
  • Understanding of your own leadership style and learn the necessary tools to become an effective leader while at Stan State
  • Forming connections with current and future leaders in ASI on campus

  • Must be able to attend meetings, Tuesdays from 3:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be an enrolled student at Stanislaus State
  • Be a first-year Stanislaus State student (first-year transfers included)

Interested in getting involved?

If you are interested in joining, please submit application below.
FLEx Application

Warrior Lobby Team

Warrior Lobby Team Group Photo


Warrior Lobby Team is a committed team to help inform and educate students on local, statewide, and federal issues pertaining to higher education. They strive to advocate for students by working with City Council members and legislators on behalf of ASI, California State Student Association (CSSA) and the University. Additionally, they promote the importance of registering to vote and that #EveryVoteCounts on Election Day!

Warrior Lobby Team meets biweekly on Tuesdays from 3:30PM - 4:30PM.

  • Learn how to lobby with local, state, and federal officials
  • Become experienced in how to read, understand, and interpret policy making
  • Effectively advocate with higher education
  • Become familiar with the higher education system and how it relates with federal issues

  • Engage in civic engagement activities
  • Willingness to learn, as well as willingness to get involved

  • All interested students are required to submit an online application.
  • All members are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Must be able to attend all set meetings and mandatory events.
  • The maximum term of membership is one year.

Interested in getting involved?

If you are interested in joining, please submit application below.
WLT Application

Warriors Vote

Are you registered to vote? Register now by clicking the button below. If you have any other questions about voter registration, review frequently asked questions on StanVote.

Register to Vote

 

By what date do I need to be registered to vote?
Last day to register to vote online is Monday, October 24th. You must make sure to be registered to vote at least 15 days before Election Day. It is important to be aware of other important elections deadline as well. Find out about other elections on the California Secretary of State's site. If you missed the registration deadline to participate in the upcoming election, visit your county elections office, a voter center, or a satellite election office to register to vote and vote on a provisional ballot, also known as the Same Day Voter Registration.

2022 General Elections Information

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 8th. Vote-by-mail ballot will be mailed to registered voters beginning of Monday, October 10th. Don't forget to sign your envelope!

What's on the ballot?

  • 7 Ballot Propositions
  • Statewide candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney, General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senators, State Assembly Member
  • Supreme Court Justices, as well as other local candidates and local measures.

Make sure to return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail with prepaid postage as long as it's postmark on or before Election Day and received by Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 or in-person to a secure ballot drop box, to a voting location, or your county elections office by 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

Find more information regarding 2022 General Elections on the California Secretary of State's site.

After voting it’s important to stay up to date with the information you have voted on, whether it is elected officials or propositions it’s important to know what the outcome of the election is.

Here are some nonpartisan resources you can use to stay up to date with information regarding educational news/laws:

The links listed above can help you find valuable information about what you have voted for after the General Election and new issues that may arise in the future.

If you are looking to figure out who is the local elected official within your community, you can click here to find out. The State of California has recently changed many districts and Turlock and Stockton CSU Stanislaus campuses are also being affected. Click here to see how your district has changed. Below are additional voting resources made available by the California Secretary of State website:

Remember, elected officials and representatives need feedback from the people they represent (You!) to prioritize the problems that the overall community faces. The student voice is deeply valued to these representatives. If you want to reach out and write a letter or email to your local elected official, below are some templates you can use to contact them.

Remember, if/when you contact your elected official’s office and after a conversation has concluded, it is always nice to send a Thank You card or letter that summarizes the conversation. Share your gratitude towards them for taking the time to talk/meet with you.

Warriors, being civically engaged does not only mean to become politically involved, it also means to become involved within the community you live in. Civic engagement includes political activism, environmentalism, and community service.

The City of Turlock has City Council meetings every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month @ 6:00 pm where Turlock residents have the opportunity to have their voice heard and have an impact on the initiatives implemented.

Looking to drop off your ballot for the 2022 General Election? Take advantage of our On Campus Curbside Ballot Drop Off Location.

  • Monday, November 7th
    On Campus Ballot Drop Off | Reflection Pond | 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 8th
    On Campus Ballot Drop Off | Reflection Pond | 7:00am-8:00pm

Stay connected with us to learn about the election process, voter registration and voter responsibility. Visit our Instagram @asistudentgovt for further details regarding voter education.

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Contact Info

For questions contact the ASI & SC Front Desk via phone at (209) 667-3833 or asi-sc@csustan.edu

 

Updated: September 30, 2022