Letter from the AS President (August 30)

By Jared Reyes
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2018-19 Associated Students President, Jared Reyes.

Hello Otters!

My name is Jared Reyes, I will be your Associated Students (AS) President for this 2018-2019 academic year. I am a fifth year Social and Behavioral Science major with a dual concentration in political economy and GIS. Originally from Fresno, I do not miss that Central Valley heat and love living 15 minutes away from the beach. Whether this semester is your first, last, or somewhere in between, I hope that you are stoked to be here!

Your AS is here to advocate for your wants, needs, and concerns; we welcome any and all feedback you have. Through senators who focus on individual colleges, to executives that work on a larger scale advocating for our students in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., our officers are here to represent and serve you!  We are active on campus-wide committees where the student voice, experience, and perspective is shared with other senior administrators, faculty and staff.

As fellow students, we understand some of the struggles of going through college. That is another reason that AS is here to support you through various ways by providing such services as the Box Office, hosting food and toiletry pantries,  grants, scholarships, and much more! Please share any ideas you have with us as well; we are always looking for new ways to support you on your college experiences!

Not only will you receive representation and support from AS, but also some rad events. We host other types of programs throughout the year such as our weekly Zumba and Cardio Kick classes to get you engaged, having fun, and most likely some free food as well. Be sure to keep an eye out for AS and other organizations events on campus, it is a great way to meet new people too!

Aside from officer positions (we currently have two vacancies for the College of Business and Undeclared Senators), there are also job opportunities within AS such as graphic designers, marketing specialist, and more. If you are interested and want to learn more about AS and how to get involved, visit our website (www.csumb.edu/as) or stop by our office (room 125 in the Student Center).

In closing, I want to leave you with the best piece of advice that I can give: get involved. Find something that interests you, sparks your curiosity or passion, and excites you. If you plant your roots on campus, you will find amazing growth in yourself and your experience will be wonderful. There is extraordinary opportunity here, it is up to you to seize it!

Stay rad,

Jared

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