ASUW President Selects Executive Team

July 25, 2012

Joel Defebaugh, president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW), is recommending the hiring of six members to his executive team for the 2012-13 academic year.

The positions are listed below:

Casper -- Amy Andreen as the director of governmental affairs. Her duties include communicating with local and state governmental officials. She will help ASUW senators in forming and writing legislation. The position also works to coordinate communications with community colleges and student governments at other universities.

Gillette -- Chris Haakinson as the director of finance. His duties include collaboration with the RSO (Recognized Student Organizations) Funding Board, and Budget and Planning committees. The RSO Funding Board awards funding to student organizations to put on events for students as well as send students to conferences across the region and country.

Loveland, Colo. -- Jacob Calzavara as the chief of staff. His duties will include oversight of the executive staff, as well as assisting the ASUW president in various tasks. He also will oversee the ASUW student scholarships that are awarded annually.

Nigeria -- Ahmed Balogun as the director of diversity and leadership. His duties include representing ASUW on the United Multicultural Council and International Students Association. He also will work to help embrace diversity initiatives and education on campus.

Rock Springs -- Christopher Toly as the director of marketing. His duties include graphic design for ASUW, as well as other student organizations. He also will issue press releases and lead other ASUW marketing efforts. Toly will lead the office with initiatives of outreach and social media avenues.

Torrington -- Taylor Schmick as the director of student programming and sustainability. His duties include oversight of ASUW student programming, such as the Associated Students Technological Services and the Students’ Attorney Program. He also will be in charge of all sustainability practices already in place within the ASUW office and campuswide.

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