ASU welcomes new student life commissioner and passes financial motions

The student union is planning new student events, simultaneously appointing a new board member.

By Natalie Metcalf, Valley Life Editor

The Associated Student Union appointed a new student life coordinator and unanimously passed two finance motions in the first finance and executive council meeting of the fall semester.

On Sept.13, ASU Treasurer Diego Enriquez led the finance committee meeting, while ASU President Ani Ramayazn ran the executive council meeting. The executive board interviewed and appointed Arely Aguilar as the student life commissioner. The second-year business administration major was in the Los Angeles Police Department cadet program for six years.

“As commissioner of student life I know that it is my job to attend the homecoming for fall and spring,” said the new commissioner. “[I will be] advocating for all the events going on for all students, part-time or full-time.”

The board extended the deadline to apply for an ASU position to Sept. 22 by 4 pm.

While the executive board appointed Aguilar, the finance committee approved spending $500 for Origami Day and $21,000 for Career Transfer Events.

“This is a collaboration with the career transfer center that we would like to continue,” said Flores during the finance committee meeting. “We met and we talked about what events or activities can we both collaborate on to give students an opportunity to connect with the career transfer center.”

The $21,000 will go toward transfer events in the fall and spring semesters including a college fair and four campus tours of California State University Northridge and University of California Los Angeles –– two in each semester. Money will be used for supplies, book vouchers, snacks, shaved ice, rentals and other expenses. The first college fair will take place on Oct. 26.

Origami Day is still being planned, as Enriquez is searching for the event location. The event was created by the student union treasurer, with the plan to de-stress students during midterms.

According to Enriquez, the event was cheap and over budgeted. Ramazyan discussed Origami Day further during the executive council meeting. According to the student union President, the budget request has designated $100 for origami paper, $100 for flyers and $300 for snacks.

Since the website hasn’t been updated, Monarchs can find the dates and times of all ASU-led events and meetings on their Instagram page. Their office is located in the student union plaza on the second floor. The next event led by ASU will be Movie Night on Sept. 29 at 6 pm. “Encanto” (2021) will be playing at North Mall Lawn.

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