Name: Dominique Noble
Major: Political science major
Q: If elected, what do you hope to achieve as treasurer?
A: I hope to work with the [University Student Union] Board of Trustees to work out contracts with the city to make sure the students have the best chance to get to campus and stay on campus. I know that’s a mission of ASI to keep them engaged outside the classroom. Transportation is obviously a key part.
Q: How is your candidacy different from your competitors’?
A: I have been in ASI for the last three semesters. I’ve worked with policy, administration of both ASI and the university and I think I’m pretty well acclimated to the university and … the resources that it provides to students.
Q: How will you advocate on behalf of students against budget cuts?
A: I think this is something that I’m currently doing. Next week, I will be missing campaign days to travel up to Sacramento with the president of the university and people in his office to make sure that the state recognizes the importance of the CSU … it’s important that we have the funds to operate efficiently and effectively.
Q: Is there anything that you feel that the current position holder is doing that you would do differently or continue?
A: One thing that I would do differently is I would make sure that students had the best chance to use facilities that they are already paying for, such as the University Student Union. I have a couple of revolutionary ways that students can get access to these buildings, to these facilities.
Q: What would be your main focus during your term?
A: At the end of the day, I want to make sure that students have the best chance of being academically successful. The first thing on my list is writing contracts with organizations on campus like the Horn Center to purchase a number of tutoring sessions to give to students who otherwise couldn’t afford them. I think that is crucial at this point in time where students are fighting to get bottleneck courses.
Q: Has there been a time that you conformed to an idea or went along with something even though you didn’t agree with it? Give an example.
A: That happens just about every Wednesday in the Senate. Considering that we represent all 35,000 students on campus, there are a number of different things that happen such as the Dream Center resolution … Not necessarily saying that I am personally in opposition to it, but I had to make sure that my personal feelings were … put aside for my job.
Q: What do you want students to know about you?
A: I pride myself on service. I want to make sure that whether I win the position … I’m still giving my best effort to represent students and their concerns. I want to be a resource to students on campus.