ASBSU ushers in new era

ASBSU ushers in new era

Tuesday night marked the beginning of a new reign on campus, the reign of a new Associated Students of Boise State (ASBSU) student government.

Bryan Vlok, president of ASBSU, is excited to begin work with his fellow representatives.

“I’m very excited. Even now this group has already started planning for what they want to do,” Vlok said. “They are driven students and they just have great ideas and are ready to take on the year and I’m excited to work
with them.”

Lisa Harris, vice president for Student Affairs, is confident these students will make an impact on campus.

“The work that they do will leave a legacy,”  Harris said. “What they do is very important and it has meaning for this
university.”

The event celebrated the deeds of the previous administration, but more importantly marked the beginning of the newly elected officers eager to make their marks at
Boise State.

Megan Buxton, assembly speaker, expressed her feelings on her fellow colleagues.

“I’m really excited to see where we go with this new group and I feel there are already some good dynamics,” Buxton said. “We have plans, energy, and I think we are going to be unstoppable this year.”

Hailey Weatherby, secretary of student organization affairs, can’t wait to get started.

“I have always been really passionate about student government,” Weatherby said. “I really believe in helping students achieve their dreams and if they can come up with something they want to do with some idea that has never been done before, I want to be able to help them with that.”

Helping students is Vlok’s main priority.

“The one thing I want students to know about ASBSU is that we are truly here for them,” Vlok said. “We are the ones that say ‘How can I help you?’”

They not only want to help students but also want to receive input on what they wish to see in ASBSU.

“We are really excited to have a dynamic year,” Weatherby said. “We are excited to support innovation, creativity and excitement on campus because we are really interested in what students have to say.”

Getting more students involved with ASBSU will be at the top of their list come next year.

“I would love to see more people get involved,” Buxton said. “We will be targeting the energy of the younger students to get them plugged in early and use them to transform our campus culture.”

Chris Bower, secretary of academic affairs, expressed how honored he feels to serve the university.

“This is hands down one of the greatest privileges that I have been able to indulge in and I am spoiled rotten by the gifts that the students here allow me to gain by serving,” Bower said.  “I love this position and as much as I’d like to think I put into it, I still get more than I could ever put into this.”

Harris expressed that the most important part about ASBSU is their ability to serve students and make the experience here at Boise State the best it can be.

“It is part of not only their service and charge but their gift and joy to make sure that students see their worth and their value through their actions,” Harris said. “It is why they do what they do.”

 

New Representatives:  President Bryan Vlok, Vice President Lauren Albright, Assembly Speaker Megan Buxton, Secretary of Academic Affairs Chris Bower, Secretary of External Affairs Angel Hernandez, and Secretary of Student Organization Affairs Hailey Weatherby

Brandon Walton
Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watch sports, plays video games, watches movies, and own people in ping pong.

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