Letter from the AS President (May 10)

By Lauren McClain
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AS President Lauren McClain.

Hey Otters!

It is with both great joy and great sadness that I write my final letter to you as your Associated Students President.  It has been my honor to serve you as president for the last two years, and I have enjoyed getting to know the student body as a whole. I am so proud of all the things that AS has accomplished through both myself and all of our officers.

We, as an organization, have been able to do things such as make the AS Food Pantry more accessible by offering extended hours and increasing the amount of food distributed.  We have also hosted many wonderful events such as Midnight Madness, the All Black Gala, Earth Week, Welcome to Finals Week, and SlutWalk, amongst others. Every day of the semester, all of the officers and staff have also worked tirelessly to represent the student voice on boards, committees, councils, and within meetings.  Altogether, AS has worked over 6,000 hours this academic year to make sure that the students of CSUMB’s voices are heard.

I have enjoyed my time with AS and I can honestly say that I have truly fallen in love with the students here at CSUMB.  This is a special place full of quirky individuals who are not afraid to be themselves. Everyone is welcome here, and I look forward to seeing the growth that you Otters bring about in the future.  I will forever be proud to be an alumni of this university.

Once again, thank you for allowing me to serve as your Associated Students President from 2016-2018. I have passed the torch on to Jared Reyes, my elected successor, and I have full faith that he will serve you well.

Best,
Lauren McClain

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