Board of Directors
- President- Madeleine McKenna
- Vice President- Eric Shellan
- Personnel Director- Ciara Clemons
- Finance & Budget Director- Neil Rotta
- Director of Community Relations- Yong Cho, Janel Brown
- Director of Operations- Sarah Round
- Director of Diversity Efforts- Ben Lealofi
- Director of Programming- Sam Weinstein
- Director of Organizational Relations- Jonathan Yan
- Director of Faculty, Administration and Academic Affairs- Jed Bradley
- Student Senate Vice-Chair- Michelle Nance
- Graduate and Professional Student Senate Secretary- Shawn Mincer
Summary of Important Board Actions
For more comprehensive information, see the Quarterly Reports below.
This Summer the ASUW Office of Government Relations created a UW Votes Campaign led by Katie Stultz, the Legislative Programming Coordinator for OGR. The campaign had twenty volunteers and many ASUW employees participated. The campaign distributed voter registration forms to Panhellenic, IFC, Residence Halls, and to FIGs at Dawg Daze Freshman Fall Kick Off. Volunteers tabled at other Dawg Daze events like Fall Fling and in the lines of the late night Fred Meyer event. Over 1,200 students were registered campus wide.
Presidential Search Committee
In June 2010 the Presidential Search Committee was formed to find a replacement for President Emmert. There were twenty seven members of the committee the Chair was Kelly Testy, the Dean of the Law School. The membership included Regents, Faculty Members, and the Presidents of the GPSS and ASUW.
A preamble was added to the Legislative Agenda that highlights the importance of the University of Washington receiving adequate funding from the State of Washington. For years the State Legislature has been disinvesting in higher education. In-state students pay a higher percentage of their tuition than the state. TripUmbach published a report that was the result of an investigation on the merits of funding the University. They found that for every dollar given to the University it brings $22.56 to the Washington economy. This proves that the future of Washington state depends on the strength of higher education; divestment in higher education is divestment in the people of Washington state. The Legislative Agenda reprioritized the order in which topics were discussed in the Legislative Agenda.
During the 09-10 school year Madeleine McKenna and Eric Shellan created the Student Transportation Task Force, one of the ongoing student interest task forces. The Task Force was charged to work with the Universities Transportation Services to find a solution to the problem of unsustainable UPASS funding. The King County Metro System was in great debt and the cost to the University of the UPASS was greater than the funds they were taking in. The Task Force and UW Transportation created three options of how to proceed with the UPASS fee; a.) Don’t do anything and let the UPASS keep rising b.) Have a $75 per quarter mandatory fee for all students c.) Have a $25 mandatory (fee) and students can continue to choose to purchase the UPASS for (price). UW Transportation and the student governments pursued option b subsequently.
The Board of Directors reestablished two of the Ongoing Student Interest Task Forces that were created in the 109th Session. They include:
- Textbook Affordability
The Board also reestablished the Food Co-op Task Force to look into the creation of a Food Co-op as an ASUW [Enterprise], chaired by Director of Organizational Relations Jon Yan The 109th Session Food Co-op Task Force completed the required Task Force Report and the 110th Session Food Co-op Task Force was charged with creating a business and implementation plan.
2011 ASUW Elections
See: ASUW Elections