ASWOU Executive Branch

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The Executive Branch consists of the President (Alma Pacheco) and Vice President (Cynthia Olivares). These two positions are elected by the Western Oregon University student body. The President and Vice President then hire their Executive Cabinet, which is comprised of nine students. 


The basic function of the Executive Cabinet is to assist the President in meeting the needs of the students, and amplifying their voices. The positions can vary from year to year, and are generally set up to address the concerns and/or needs expressed by students on campus.


The Executive Cabinet consists of the following students...

  • Director of Internal Affairs  :  Amy Watkins
  • Director of State and Federal Affairs  :  Cristian Urzua
  • Director of Equity  :  Max Norr
  • Director of Multicultural Advocacy  :  Cristian Urzua
  • Director of Public Relations  :  Madison Harner
  • Director of Visual Communication  :  Makena Harris
  • Director of Student Organizations  :  Samantha Dunaway
  • Director of Business and Finance  :  Leo Mejia Aguilar 
  • Secretary  : Kaitlin Ross
  • Director of the Food Pantry  : Rebecca Hardgrave
  • Assistant Director of the Food Pantry  : Tiffanie Bowles


Check out the Executive Staff page to learn more about the Executive Cabinet members and their responsibilities!


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