The 42nd ASWSU senate met for the first time Wednesday night in the CUB.
The senate-elect met to confirm the ASWSU executive staff hired by ASWSU President-Elect Kyle Erdman and Vice President-Elect Derrick Skaug. The 42nd senate is the first to be made up of representatives from each academic college on campus rather than from residential areas. It consists of 20 senators, one Honors College delegate, as well as two freshmen delegates to be appointed in the fall.
Erdman presented the 10 executive staff directors to the senate and explained that they had been chosen out of 30 applicants. After clarification questions from the senate-elect, a 15-minute executive session was called for the group to deliberate and come to a consensus on the staff. When the meeting resumed, the senate-elect approved the executive staff.
“I’m really excited for our staff,” Erdman said. “We have a very diverse group of student leaders from a lot of different organizations and communities on and off campus.”
Erdman said his staff believes in teamwork and serving the students and he cannot wait to see their accomplishments next year.
Erdman’s administration added three new positions to the executive staff. The positions are director of campus outreach, director of student success and an administrative assistant. Erdman said he compensated the budget by decreasing paid weekly hours from 12 to 10 for the entire staff.
During the introduction, the senate-elect posed questions concerning the difference between the director of community outreach and the director of campus outreach.
“The difference is community outreach really focuses on the city of Pullman,” Erdman said.
The new Director of Campus Outreach Bryan Inglin commented on the duties of his position.
“This next year I’m all about building community, building relations between communities,” Inglin said. “Not necessarily just the living groups, the Greeks and the residence halls.”
Inglin said he also wants to build relations with academic clubs on campus. He said he applied for the position because he believes it is important to feel pride in what students do at the university. He said he thinks students should be recognized for their pride and for building an already strong community at WSU.
"I'm really excited to be back and to be on Kyle and Derrick's staff," he said.
Skaug expressed his thoughts on how the senate-elect meeting proceeded.
“I am extremely pleased with the smooth confirmation of our staff,” Skaug said. “Our application process was transparent and inclusive, we had wonderful applicants and I am excited to see them succeed as student leaders.”
Chief of Operations: Jake Mayson
Director of Academic Affairs: Amanda Hatfield
Director of Student Life: Kevin Massimino
Director of Student Success: Adrian Gonzales
Director of Multicultural Affairs: Rubio Omar
Director of Legislative Affairs: Tristan Hanon
Director of Community Outreach: Luis Cuevas
Director of Media Relations: Erin Peterson
Director of Marketing: Caze Chui
Director of Campus Outreach: Bryan Inglin
Chief of Operating Finance: Stuart Whitmire