It’s about that time of year again. For some of you, this may be your last few weeks here. For others, you may have just started your journey at California State University, Monterey Bay. I have been honored to be your Associated Students (AS) president for this academic year. The mission of our organization is to serve, empower and represent students in all areas of student concern; I believe we have made progress at our university to better the student experience.
Whether it was grabbing some food from our food pantry, utilizing the toiletry pantry in the Student Center restrooms, enjoying Midnight Madness, tuning in to Otter Media, jamming out at concerts, buying some cheap tickets, attending cardio kick or zumba, or relaxing in some on-campus hammocks, AS has been there for you in ways you may not have realized. We had students even travel to Sacramento and Washington D.C. to advocate for the student experience, and reforming financial aid to ensure that a higher education is affordable.
Be sure and look out for how AS is involved on campus, such as new mirrors in the Otter Sports Center (coming soon) or the Fall Farmer’s Market (starting this Fall 2019). I hope you reminisce on your time here and find a few fond memories to carry with you.
As I leave my position, my executive vice president and best friend, Ana Gonzalez, will be taking office. She has had an intense year of experience, which has driven her passion to improve AS and how we support our students; there is no one I would rather have succeed me. We are here to serve you, never hesitate to reach out to us with any issues, ideas or questions you may have. Thank you for the extraordinary opportunity to serve you.