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ASI Winners discuss plans for term ahead

Voters at California State University, Stanislaus weighed in last Tuesday on the elections of 2013. The climactic 2013 Associated Student Incorporation (ASI) election came to a close.
With the closing of ASI elections, the start of new duties and responsibilities begins. Newly elected ASI President Mariam Salameh will have the responsibility of lobbying for student rights to the university and statewide entities, maintaining oversight for budget analyst and governmental relations and have all powers and duties as outlined in the ASI Bylaws.
“I’m excited that I won, my hard work and dedication paid off and that felt so good,” said Mariam Salameh (senior, Sociology) on winning ASI President.
“I will forever be grateful for all the support, encouragement, and love I received during and after the election.”
During her term, Salameh wants to focus on the accessibility, affordability and quality of students’ higher education at CSU Stanislaus.
Salameh also plans to focus on ASI Board of Directors visibility, increasing student outreach, student lobby efforts, student involvement, advocating student success and addressing any student issues that are affecting the students’ college experience at CSU Stanislaus.
“I am ready for what is in store for me as the 2013-14 ASI President and ready to make that change that the students are looking for on campus,” said Salameh.
After a head-to-head run for Vice President, Marvin Hooker defeated Jerrelle Wilson with 11 percent more votes.
“I plan on getting to know the directors and then working with them to become social with the students on campus we are here to represent,” Hooker (junior, Business Administration) said.
“As Vice President, I am going to focus more on internal affairs and by that I mean making sure that myself, the president elect and directors are actually advocating on behalf of the students by making sure we know their opinions on topics of discussion.”
Following elections, the ideas of losing candidates are often lost in the new term. Felipe Sanchez, the new Director at Large, takes a different approach and explains how his fellow peers’ ideas do not go to waste.
“I think it is important to reconsider their ideas and evaluate them,” Sanchez (sophomore, Political Science) said.
“I plan on being very open–minded to the concerns and interests of the student body and will take action on issues brought to my attention.”
Sanchez will focus on the extension of library hours, developing a plan to encourage student involvement through clubs and organizations and promoting the implementation of gender-neutral bathrooms.

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ASI Winners discuss plans for term ahead