2019-20 Elections

Here are your results!

 2019-20 WSUSA President

Bret Alexander

Hello, WILDCATS! My name is Bret Alexander. I’m a first-generation college student who moved out of my home when I was 16. While putting myself through college, I have consistently worked 2-3 jobs at a time. Regardless of obstacles, I have gained experience in student government for 4 total years. I currently serve as YOUR Student Body Leadership Vice President. I have listened and heard the needs of the students, and if elected, I can accommodate them. My biggest concern is YOU: as students who are workers, parents, LGBTQIA+, a person of color, international, religious, etc. We all have unique perspectives, let’s get YOURS heard! In my last 4 years involved, I’ve seen a lack of communication and presentation to the students. LET’S FIX IT. I’m experienced, dedicated, and want to see campus UNITY. I will deliver experience and YOUR input. I want to continue the develop our Mental Health initiative because Weber students deserve this support. I’ve spent the last 4 years being YOUR advocate, let’s keep the momentum by VOTING BRET. Check out my Facebook page for more info: Bret Alexander for Student Body President. REMEMBER: Don’t Fret, Vote Bret!

2019-20 Legislative VP

Kade Crittenden

Kade Crittenden

Those who know me on campus would agree that I am proud to be a Wildcat and that I give my all to everything I put my mind to. I love WSU and appreciate it more and more each day. As Legislative Vice President, I will help students become connected with their campus and their student representatives. I feel it is often difficult as a student of WSU to stay connected with all that is happing, when it’s happening, and how to get involved. It is also tough to know and understand how to use the many resources that WSU students have available to them. I believe the best way to keep students involved and informed is to update and create information kiosks at key locations on campus and to motivate faculty to be just as involved with, informed about, and dedicated to the activities and resources on campus as the students are. I will be able to accomplish these goals as I have previous experience on student senate, many connections with faculty and staff, and most importantly a love for WSU. Weber State is much more than “just Weber,” it’s time students and faculty alike know that! Remember to #choosecrittenden for Legislative VP!!!

 2019-20 Activities VP

Michelle Thao

Michelle Thao

My vision as the Activities Vice-President 2019 is to increase the amount of student involvement and engagement by creating quality events. Events should not be spent on small programming as we have done in past years. Weber State Events should be focused on large quality programming events that make a difference in Weber students’ lives. Concerts, Educational speakers, and more. Together we can make change for the upcoming year. Vote for Michelle Thao as Activities Vice-President 2019.

 2019-20 Diversity & Unity VP

Isabela Alvarado

Isabela Alvarado

Hello, I am Isabela Alvarado and running for the Vice President position through Diversity and Unity at Weber State University. I am running for this position because I enjoy being involved and making the most of my college experience. I also enjoy challenging myself to develop new skills in every position that I hold. I believe that being a big part of my college’s community is important because I get to build many new connections with faculty and other successful people I meet along the way. I want to be educated not just in my classes, but also in leadership positions. I want to grow, expand on my skills, and prepare for my future as a graduate student. I am currently studying Social Work with a minor in Psychology. I hope to graduate from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s degree and move on to graduate school to get a Master’s Degree. I would love to work with people with diverse backgrounds and help those in need of resources. I am hardworking, responsible, and brave. I am great with communicating, time management, and being organized. I love to learn and inspire others to do things they are afraid to do. I also like to keep busy because I get to build on my responsibility and time management skills. My goal as a Vice President is to provide educational opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds to embrace their culture and implement many activities and events for students. I will also work effectively with others on the team and receive and give feedback. I look forward to being an advocate for diversity awareness on campus and in the surrounding community.

 2019-20 Service VP

Hyrum Packard

Hyrum Packard

I’m Hyrum Packard, the current WSUSA Service team Special Olympics chair majoring in Microbiology preparing for dental school. Helping out with the Special Olympics has been such an amazing opportunity. I have helped out at practices each week, coached at regional and state tournaments for bocce, and track, and help plan and run the regional basketball games here at Weber State! Service has always played an important role in my life and is really a great joy in my life. Growing up I was surrounded with service opportunities. Through church activities, Boy Scouts, or humanitarian trips that my parents would take me on, I’ve really learned the happiness that can be had by serving others, and I want to help other students have that same Joy and happiness. My goal for the Service team is to be able to get more students involved. I would help this happen by collaborating with different clubs, groups, and teams on campus to help more of our student body be involved in serving our community. Vote for me Hyrum Packard as Service Team VP and together we’ll be able to make a difference!

 2019-20 Clubs & Orgs VP

Katie Giddens

Katie Giddens

I am currently the Vice President of Clubs and Organizations. I’m excited to be running for the position of Clubs and Organizations Vice President again. I have completed my Bachelor’s degree here and decided to stay at Weber State University and pursue my degree in the Masters of Taxation program.

My Goals for the upcoming year are:

  • Increase clubs’ ability to network with students for recruitment, and the community for experience.
  • Make clubs be more accessible to students on campus to help more students engage in their personal college experience so it can be more enjoyable.
  • Create a transition process for club advisors and presidents that will include documentation storage and information transferal so that there is no lapse in club leadership.
  • Provide clubs with ways to serve our school and community better by collaborating with partners to add more service opportunities throughout the year.

 2019-20 Leadership VP

Hannah Olsen

Hannah Olsen

Hello! My name is Hannah Olsen and I want to be the Vice President of Leadership for the 2019-2020 academic year! Next year will be my second year at Weber State, but I will be a Junior in Class standing, Majoring in Business, pursuing Law School hoping to become a Prosecuting Attorney. I served on the Service Team in WSUSA as the Weber County Elections Chair and loved every minute but I have decided I would like to do something more focused at a higher level. I would love the opportunity to give all of my attention and efforts into a few, large events throughout the year, more focused on Leadership. I often crossed paths with The American Democracy Project, since our goals for our organizations aligned, which resulted in interest and then bond with the Leadership Team and the realization that my personality fits better with their projects and goals. I want to be your Leadership VP to see more collaboration within the WSUSA branches, to create impactful events that you want to attend, and to be able to be a part of as many discussions as I can to protect your student rights, use your fees the way you want them to be used and protect your scholarships. I am confident I will be able to represent the students fully and create the year you want because of my previous collaborative relationship to Leadership Team, dedication to Weber State Students and ambition to execute memorable events. There are big changes to the organization of the team next year, and I see that as a perfect opportunity for you to elect me and allow me to embrace and grow alongside the team with a fresh perspective, without previous expectations. Vote Hannah, come talk to me about what you want to see next year and let’s do it!

 2019-20 Davis Campus VP

Heather Sheehan

Heather Sheehan

My name is Heather Sheehan and I am running for the Davis Campus and Satellite Campuses Vice President. Over the past year, I have had the honor of representing the Davis Campus as Vice President. I have grown as a leader, colleague, and friend. Most importantly, I have gained chief insight to the Davis Campus. If there was one word to describe the Davis Student Council, that word would be family because with each other we deliver unity. As a family, we have brought light to the Davis Campus. This light the council possesses is what has encouraged me to continue and run for Davis Vice President. If elected as Davis Vice President, I wish to form a place where students can come together, aside from their backgrounds, and provide an avenue for them to develop leadership skills, engage in rewarding activities, and build lasting relationships. I hope to carry this legacy and fully extend myself so that the students of Davis Campus can be heard. Now is not the time to give up, but the time to look to the horizon and dream big. It is time for your voice to be heard.

 2019-20 African American Senator

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 2019-20 American Indian Senator

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 2019-20 Asian Senator

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 2019-20 Athletic Senator

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 2019-20 College of Applied Science & Technology Senator

Trinity Wentling

A Little Bit About Me: I played softball for Viewmont High School. I was on the Robotics Team and an officer for our MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievements) Club. I am a first-generation student studying to earn a degree in Computer Science. I am a part of the sorority Delta Chi Nu. Goals and Aspirations: After I graduate from Weber State University, I plan to serve in the U.S. Air Force working with Cyber Security. My long term goal is to retire from the Air Force and work for NASA. What I love about Weber State: amazing students, diversity, challenging curriculum, greek life, beautiful scenery, dances, caring professors, advanced technology, football games, endless opportunities. Vote Trinity! :)

 2019-20 College of Arts & Humanities Senator

Jamie Lobato

My time at Weber State has been more than just an educational experience, and I want the students of the College of Arts and Humanities to have that same experience as well. The Lindquist College of Arts of Humanities needs a voice that honors all the students within the college, and I want to be that voice. Since our college is expanded through three buildings on campus, I want to push for my unity through all of our departments. Each and every single one of us has different potentials that each of the departments have taught us, and it is the time that not only our hard work but our uniqueness is brought to the table of the student senate. Another issue that I want to solve is to ensure that the departments in our college are brought together through communication from the Senator. There are issues that students need their voice heard on, and its time those voices are honored. As your Senator, I hope you will join me on this journey!

  • Communication Major (Senior Year) with an emphasis in Organizational Communication, with minors in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies
  • Model UN Teacher Assistant
  • Amnesty International Vice President
  • Elections Committee Member 2016 & 2017
  • KWCR School Radio 2016

 2019-20 College of Business & Economics Senator

Jessica Westover

My goals for my time in this office would be as follows:

  1. Eliminate the “Just Weber” attitude: Weber State is a GREAT school and our students can do GREAT things. I want to inspire the student body, especially within the business school, to go for their dreams, and help them find the resources to achieve those dreams.
  2. Increase student involvement in on-campus events and organizations: I will strive to make it so the students in the business school are more aware of the opportunities that are available to them here at Weber State.

 2019-20 College of Education Senator

Maddie Lund

My name is Maddie Lund, and I want to run for Education Senator because I am passionate about strengthening the Moyes College of Education. As a senator, there are three main priorities I will have. First, I want to strengthen the relationships and involvement in the student clubs and organizations. I also want to provide a platform for your voices to be heard in Senate, and to help create a space for students to petition for improvements in the College. Lastly, I want to help improve communication between students, advisors, and faculty within the college. I want to help create an environment that provides the best opportunities for the students of our College, so please vote for Maddie Lund!

 College of Health Professions Senator

Looking for interested applicants. Contact Tara Peris-Caputo taraperis@weber.edu

 

 College of Science Senator

Sierra Hart

Did you know that the College of Science has its’ very own Student Senator? As a candidate for the Student Senate, I understand that some of the greatest accomplishments come from working together- and encouraging diversity supports great ideas. It would be a privilege to support you and your individual needs, bridge the gap between administration and the student body and be a familiar face when you need an advocate. Your vote is your voice, make sure it’s heard.

 College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Senator

Thaddeus Bean

As your senator, I will focus my efforts on involving students in campus and community activities related to their fields of study. I will help students network for their futures and spark interest in our college. I will represent our college on issues as they arise with knowledge and compassion. Transparency and availability are important when helping individual students. I will accomplish work and counsel with others to create an inclusive, positive culture for our college. I look forward to working with you. Thaddeus Bean, CSI Major/Criminal Justice.

 Davis Campus Senator

Looking for interested applicants. Contact Tara Peris-Caputo taraperis@weber.edu

 

 Graduate Student Senator

Cydnee Green

My name is Cydnee Green and I would love to serve as your Graduate Student Senator. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Communication, I chose to stay at Weber State and further my education in the Masters of Professional Communication program. Some of my goals as your legislator would be to advocate for early recruitment from Weber State undergraduate programs, and beyond. I would like to work with the Graduate Council to provide honest testimonials of each program, as well as transparent curriculum requirements and admission procedures. It is also my plan to help the Graduate Council develop a Graduate Climate Survey to gauge students’ overall experiences at Weber State at the end of each year. Student Senators hold town hall meetings monthly to speak with their constituents about issues and concerns they have within their degree of study. As a master’s student with a full-time job, evening classes and family obligations, I know how hard it can be to make designated meetings. As your senator, I would like to implement virtual town halls where graduate students can submit their issues or concerns from their place of employment, their class or their home, instead of trying to fit an in-person meeting into their life schedule. John Templeton once said, “help yourself by helping others.” There is power in asking for help; not weakness. Rarely does anyone achieve success on their own. The most successful people have a support system in place to help them through the rough patches. Elect me as your Graduate Student Senator, and let me be that support system. Together, we will be victorious.

 Hispanic Senator

Salvador Ceja-Monroy

My name is Salvador Ceja-Monroy, I am currently in my 3rd year here at Weber State University and I am majoring in political science and I am minoring in Spanish. I was born here in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High. If elected Hispanic Senator I hope to reach out to the Hispanic/Latino community here on campus and see what I can do to assist them. To see how I can provide more resources for scholarships, tutoring, and any other resources that they may need. I hope to listen to their concerns and bring them up to the Senate or to the proper department that can help resolve. I plan to meet with my constituents and visit the clubs at least once a month that full under my constituency. Furthermore, I want to empower my potential constituents who may be 1 st generation students like myself. Since most of the Hispanic/Latino students on campus are 1 st generation. As Senator, I want to answer any questions they have or point them in the direction of those who can. I will address the issue of how mental health is taboo in our culture and point them to the counseling resources on campus. I want to be a voice for my constituents, and I promise that I will put their interests first.

 Honors/BIS Senator

Ingrid E. Oseguera

 

 International Students Senator

Andres Rodriguez

Dear fellows, my name is Andres Rodriguez; I am majoring in business administration. I am running for the position of international student senator because I am committed to being an advocate, guide, and leader for all the Asian, Latinos, Caribbean, European, African students. I am concerned about promoting the ideas and issues from all the exchange and international students in order to get the best results with each case. I would like to work continuously improving our scholarships, limits of work, and insurance problems creating more opportunities and support for the entire Wildcats students that I will represent. In addition, I would like to develop better environments, activities, and communication systems where all the students represented are able to be informed and every person can share their, traditions, cultures, and thoughts freely. As Martin Luther said “voting is the foundation stone for political actions” I value your support to this campaign.

 Non-Traditional Senator

Looking for interested applicants. Contact Tara Peris-Caputo taraperis@weber.edu

 

 Pacific Islander Senator

Monique Ho Ching

My name is Monique Ho Ching, and I am running to serve as Pacific Islander student Senate. I am an Art Major and have served as the Public Relations officer for the Pacific Islander Club at WSU since my enrollment in Spring of 2018. Majority of my work as a Public Relations officer, as well as an actively involved student, has been focused on improving the quality of campus and the student experience. My goals for the position of Pacific Islander student Senate are to provide my constituency with an active and participating voice and representation within the WSU government.

 Residence Halls Senator

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 Students with Disabilities Senator

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 Traditional Senator

Andrew Frost

I am seeking the position to represent my fellow traditional students as the Traditional Student Senator for WSUSA. As I near my graduation from Weber State, I feel that I am a great candidate for this position. I bring experience as a member of WSUSA as a current and soon former Student Senator of the Residence Halls to better understand the needs/wants of traditional students. I have great ideas to stretch the quality college life experience Weber State students crave for. I have a passion to help students have a stellar performance in the classroom and to open connections for them to make to prepare them for employment upon graduation. If you choose to elect me to this position, I will make sure that these qualities will be exercised to my full ability as your representative here as Weber State University.

 Veteran Senator

Grayden J. Hollister

As a Student-Veteran, I would consider it an honor and a privilege to represent those of us on campus that have the same title and do this alongside the other communities and organizations here at Weber State University. We veterans bring with us a plethora of knowledge and experiences, and if elected, I would like to bring that knowledge and experience to aid the other organizations in representing this great university. 

 Elections Information

2019 Elections Packet

Important Dates

Monday, March 11 
Meet the Candidates and Presidential Debate (Shepherd Union Atrium)

Tuesday, March 12 
Voting opens (via canvas and voting stations will be available in the Shepherd Union)

Wednesday, March 13 
Voting continues

Thursday, March 14
Last day to vote, voting ends at Noon

Friday, March 15 
Weber's Got Talent and Election Show, 6 p.m. Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
Election results are announced!!!

For questions or concerns contact Tara Peris at taraperis@weber.edu

 Frequently Asked Questions About Elections

Can anyone run for a student government position?
Yes. However, there are some eligibility requirements that you can read in the elections packet. You must enroll and complete a minimum of 12 credited hours at WSU per semester and pay full-time student fees during your term of office. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher during your term. Must be in good academic, financial, and judicial standing with the University. And you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

How long do students hold office?
Students hold their positions for the fall and spring semesters. All positions will require summer planning and training hours. Each position has specific job requirements that must be fulfilled. There may also be other functions related to your position in addition to noted requirements. These are to be determined by the position, and more information is provided in the elections packet.

Are there any rules to the signage my campaign can put up?
There usually are rules and regulations to what your campaign can contain, however, these differ from year to year, depending on the elections committee and previous years. Before elections begin, the office of student involvement and leadership, as well as the elections committee, will create a packet of information containing such rules and regulations as well as other campaign information. They will also hold a meeting to discuss candidates concerns.

How do I vote?
Voting takes place through weber.edu/vote and will be available only during elections.

Why should I vote?
Voting is important for every student. Your student fees help to pay for several seminars, sponsor clubs, and organization as well as many other things. By voting and learning about the candidates you can learn and gain a greater understanding of what the candidates believe is best for you. If you have further questions about why you should vote, please pose the question through email, social media, or come stop by!

 


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