The annual CSUF ASI elections for student president, vice president and board of directors will be held March 15 through 17. Elections Commissioner Jesenya Magana ’16 discusses the importance of voting and updates to the elections process.
It may not be the race for the White House, but there is a lot at stake in Cal State Fullerton’s student government elections. With an $8.8 million expense budget, the president, vice president and board of directors of Associated Students Inc. (ASI) help determine the use of fees students pay each semester, represent students as advisors and advocates on various committees, and coordinate extracurricular events. Initiatives and activities funded by the ASI budget include each of the eight college-specific inter-club councils, including Mihaylo’s Business Inter-Club Council, the Children’s Center, scholarships and Cal State Fullerton’s state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center.
“As a student, you are already a part of ASI by paying your fees,” says Elections Commissioner Jesenya Magana ’16. “By voting, you are doing your job as an engaged Titan by taking action on many important decisions.” Magana, a public relations major, oversees a team of four students charged with increasing awareness and event planning for this year’s elections.