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Student government elections for 2014-15 were held during the last week of May 2014. If you have questions about the results, please email assouchiefofstaff@sou.edu or visit ASSOU in SU 308. Thanks for voting!

Results

Results

Student Body President & Vice President

  • Winner: Promise Grace and Drew Koch (55% with 451 votes)
  • Andrew Ensslin and Nico Millitello (45% with 366 votes)

Arts & Performance Senator

  • Winner: Erin Gilpin (100% with 717 votes)

Athletics & Recreation Senator

  • Winner: Colin Davis (100% with 715 votes)

Business, Communication, & Environmental Studies Senator

  • Winner: Reed Tennyson (51% with 339 votes)
  • Dominic York (49% with 322 votes)

Campus Life & Housing Senator

  • Winner: Julia Heinlein (100% with 694 votes)

Clubs & Organizations Senator

  • Winner: Tiffany Reardon (100% with 697 votes)

Education, Health, & Leadership Senator

  • Winner: Jacob Kaler (54% with 353 votes)
  • Tanner Canady (46% with 300 votes)

Environmental Affairs Senator

  • Winner: Paige Pinyard (37% with 249 votes)
  • Princess Franks (36% with 243 votes)
  • Mark Morrison (26% with 175 votes)

Gender Equality & Sexual Diversity Senator

  • Winner: Emily Pfeiffer (100% with 681 votes)

Humanities & Culture Senator

  • Winner: Heather Buchanan (100% with 681 votes)

International Senator

  • Winner: Mohammed Alskaet (100% with 681 votes)

Multicultural Affairs Senator

  • Winner: Cade Knutson (100% with 686 votes)

Nontraditional & Military Affairs Senator

  • Winner: Sam Longnecker (100% with 660 votes)

Social Sciences Senator

  • Winner: Megan Mercier (100% with 680 votes)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Senator

  • Winner: Kristin Fitzpatrick (100% with 691 votes)

Candidates

Candidates

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Student Body President & Vice President

Andrew Ensslin (President) and Dominic "Nico" Militello (Vice President)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts & Performance Senator

 

 

Athletics & Recreation Senator

Colin Davis

I like America.

I like Sports.

I like Southern Oregon University.

And I like you.

 

 

 

Business, Communication, & Environmental Studies Senator

Reed Tennyson

Current involvement at SOU

I am currently a redshirt sophmore on the SOU Wrestling team. I annually participate in community service of taking down Christmas wreaths. And also on occasion the Jackson county woodcuts.

Leadership experience

Wrestling and Basketball team captain in High school. 3 years of experience as captain of a 32ft commercial fishing vessell in Alaska.

Why would you like to be a senator?

I would like to be apart of ASSOU, so that I can actively be involed with the SOU student body and give back to the students!

 

 

 

Campus Life & Housing Senator

Julia Heinlein

Current involvement at SOU

Vote Core team Events & Publicity coordinator, ASSOU intern 2 terms, Secretary of AAC, attended OSCC & NWSLC, member of Soma Christian club, living in residence halls

Leadership experience

4 years as a camp counselor, editor-in-chief of school magazine, organizer of youth group events, High School mentorship program member

Why would you like to be a senator?

I know how much work senators can put it, but the work is so rewarding and important. I have good ideas, and I would like to use them to better the lives of students at SOU.

 

Clubs & Organizations Senator

Tiffany Reardon

Current involvement at SOU

Currently, I am the Director of Athletics, Recreation, and outdoor programs and am the president of the women's Rugby club. I work for the recreation dept. too and am very involved with my constituence

Leadership experience

founding member/women's rugby president 2011-2014 ROAP director 2014

Why would you like to be a senator?

I was apart of Exec. this year and really enjoed all that we did/all that I learned. I want to continue to represent student groups on campus and I feel that I will be able to draw on my experiences to do so successfully.

 

Education, Health, & Leadership Senator

Jacob Kaler

Current involvement at SOU

I participate on the basketball team, I referee intramural basketball, softball and volleyball. I am work office hours for Marquis Malcom, the recreation coordinator. I am a member of the Black + Red Crew (BRC) led by Matt Sayre.

Leadership experience

I was a leader/chaperone on a "Courts for Kids" mission trip to Cambodia. We spent 9 days building a multi-purpose sports court, passed out Food water and clothes, and painted their Schools' walls

Why would you like to be a senator?

I want to get people involved and make student life more enjoyable on campus. I also want to assist people in building connections that can be used later in life. Looking to represent for the athletes on campus. 

 jacob

Environmental Affairs Senator

Mark Morrison

Current involvement at SOU

I currently sit on the environmental affairs committee, voting on projects to allocate the Green fund too. I internd last term at ASSOU getting to know some of the people I would be inolved with. I am also trying to enable some projects that would lead to SOU becoming a more sustainable campus.

Leadership experience

Thespian Troop vice president: Organizing meeting and events along side the president. Motivating people to do things. Theatrical stage manager: keeping things on time and at the right time. Managing a crew of people making sure their jobs are done right. Working with director and tech director to deliver an optimal and efficient running show.

Why would you like to be a senator?

It would be a great way to be activly involved in making SOU a more sustainable campus. I also want to represent my peers at SOU in their interest in making SOU a greenr environment in which to reside.

 

Paige Pinyard

Current involvement at SOU

This is my First year @ SOU and it has cause me to become even more passionate about the enviroment I live in! This semester I have gotten involved with the Center for Sustainability, which I believe is the future of agriculture for future communities. I am starting to volunteer with ECOS and helped with earthday this year (helping run a booth). The more I explore the environmental clubs and organizations at SOU the more the excited I get about the Future!

Leadership experience

For my leadership experiences I have organized fundraisers for a volunteer group to go to Africa, raising over $3,000. I learned to organize event, time and priorities. During the summer I worked as a craft teacher at the local church's summer programs, coming up with activities and leading the class. I believe for things to be accomplished we need to work together as a group and as a leader my role is to guide the group to stay on task and encourage!

Why would you like to be a senator?

I would really like to be a part of ASSOU's Legislative branch because I know the importance in being involved with our schools government system and the difference it akes when more students get involved. I believe I would be best put to work in the legislative branch because of my want to be leader in our school community, but most importantly to make a difference at SOU!

 

 

 

Gender Equality & Sexual Diversity Senator

Emily Pfeiffer

Hello, my name is Emily Pfeiffer. I am a freshman and a psychology major here at SOU. I am originally from Tigard, OR (just outside of Portland) and moved to Ashland to start college. About halfway through fall term I became an intern for ASSOU and tried to become involved with student government as much as I could. I attended the OSCC (Oregon Students of Color Coalition) conference during fall term and the NWSLC (North West Student Leadership Conference) during winter term. Both of these conferences were a great learning experience for me and provided me with many leadership tools I now use as an ASSOU intern. I also sat on the EAAC student fee subcommittee during winter term which gave me the opportunity to voice my opinion on how student fee money should be allocated. During this term, I have been working as a clip boarding coordinator for the Vote or Vote campaign happening on campus. This gave me the opportunity to register voters, educate voters and work with new volunteers all while building student power. I am running for a senate seat because I would love to make my voice better heard in the ASSOU community and to continue the hard work I have been putting in as an intern this year.

 

Higher Education Center (HEC) Senator

No applicants

Humanities & Culture Senator

Heather Buchanan

My name is Heather Buchanan and I am a freshman at SOU majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. I am applying to be the Humanities and Culture Senator so that I can be an advocate for students at SOU and do my part to make sure that we are using the student fee as effectively as possible. During the winter term, I interned for ASSOU and was a part of the Stevenson Union Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Student Fee Committee. Currently, I am a Core Team Leader for the SOU Vote OR Vote campaign and am in charge of phonebanking. I have put many hours into this campaign doing phonebanking, clipboarding, class raps, and days of action in order to register and educate as many SOU students as possible. I have also lobbied representatives in the Oregon legislature to increase funding for higher education and support bills that help students. As a senator, I would continue to regularly do fieldwork and strive to go above and beyond my required duties in order to best represent and advocate for the students of SOU.

 

International Senator

Mohammed Alskaet

No description provided

 

Multicultural Affairs Senator

Cade Knutson

Current involvement at SOU

I am involved with athletics as I play on the basketball team. I also work for the Recreation department at SOU.

Leadership experience

I have coached various youth sports including basketball, track, and bowling. I've also run basketball camps, and bowling leagues.

Why would you like to be a senator?

I want to get more involved on campus, and affect the school in a positive way, while representing my fellow students to the best of my ability.

 

Nontraditional & Military Affairs Senator

 

 

Social Sciences Senator

Megan Mercier

Current involvement at SOU

Last quarter, I began interning with ASSOU after being drawn to the Day of Action in Salem to rally for affordable higher edducation. Since then, I have been working on the Vote OR Vote campaign, which ahs required me to talk with students of varying majors and has given me the opportunity to find out more about the issues and pressures students face.

Leadership experience

I have spent over five years working as a server, through which I have managed and trained dozens of coworkers. I have been one of two clipboarding coordinators on the Vote campaign which has required me to recruit, train, and help our volunteers in the field.

Why would you like to be a senator?

As a Political Science major, I realize the importance of being involved in demmocratic processes in order to foster positive changes not only in the community, but at the university as well. I know that being a member of senate will help me to build communication, negotiation, and rationale skills that will help me along my career path as well.

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Senator

Kristin Fitzpatrick

I am a junior, majoring in Biochemistry. I am originally from Eagle River, Alaska, and I am a notraditional student, with a previous B.A. in Theatre. I am an officer in two cluubs on campus: Chemistry Club and the Secular Student Alliance. I became involved in student government by representing my clubs at the Inter Club Council. I have served on the ICCAC and EAAC budget committees. I truly enjoy being a part of the committee decision making process, and I am interested in ensuring the efficient and transparent allocation of the student fee. Next year, during a time of transition and renovation, STEM students will require a strong leader who can articulate their needs. I can be that leader. Thank you for your support.

 kristin

Election Rules

Election Rules

ASSOU election rules ensure that all candidates, their campaigns, and all other related activities will be carried out according to the following principles:

  • The interests of the student body are protected.
  • Fairness among candidates is to be required.
  • The educational atmosphere of the University shall not be disrupted.
  • The integrity of ASSOU and confidence of the student body are not compromised.

For details, please review the election rules document.