Updated: Mar 11, 2020
What does it mean to be a student body Vice President? Well, there is a lot! Not only is the Vice President of ASMSUB in charge of all the senators in the senate and running the meetings, but the position also allows this student to participate in search committees, the academic senate, Board of Regents, among other activities. The largest part of the job is sharing the student voice with administration and others on campus that may be included in the concerns. Utilizing many resources around campus, the Vice President has the ability to persuade change whether emergent or for the future.
“I have been honored and humbled with this position to help the student's voice be heard at all costs. I have no hesitations to helping any students' concerns be heard by whom they need to be,” shares current VP, Taylor Kurkoski. The Vice President, alongside Senate, uses Roberts Rules in senate meetings offering a structured meeting following the same guidelines as many companies and government bodies in the United States. These are very important as ASMSUB often deals with large money requests, fee inquiries, among other topics that the group as a whole must discuss and vote on.
Taylor thinks back to all the things ASMSUB has helped her gain, “Senate has given me many opportunities to learn and lead alongside wonderful people. I have made connections statewide, discovered new things for our campus, and even helped push for necessary change for our students. These are the memories and experiences that I will hold onto forever.”
Students are always encouraged to participate in activities around campus, and ASMSUB is a great way to become more involved. Though it is not required, it is strongly recommended that students interested in being Vice President have some senate experience.