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Cal State Long Beach Associated Students Inc. elects students as trustees-at-large

The Associated Students, Inc. Senate is still getting the ball rolling, with elections continuing  during its second meeting of the semester this Wednesday.

Last week, the senate elected seniors Julio Rosales and Matthew Taylor as trustees-at-large for the the Media Board.

The Media Board oversees KBeach Radio, College Beat and the Union Weekly. Rosales and Taylor said they want to increase community outreach through media outlets associated with ASI. He said he hopes to help students with professional skills and create workshops such as resume building.

Two out of three trustees-at-large were elected for the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center last week —– Erin Burdex, an alumna of the university, and current senior Jessica Morales-Alvarez. The third nominee did not show up for the meeting, delaying the vote.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the senate attempted to make up lost ground and elect the third trustee-at-large for the IPCDC, but the candidate did not show up.

The senate has now reopened the application.

ASI also elected senior Karla Estupinian as the general election officer. Estupinian will oversee political outreach at CSULB and said she wants to encourage students to vote in the upcoming national presidential election.

African studies and communications major Justin Bradley was elected as public defender.

“I want students to know their rights, to know what they can advantage of at CSULB,” he said.

As of now, two positions are still open: the trustee-at-large for the IPDCD and a secretary for student affairs.

The senate debated if they should issue a short survey to students to gather general feelings about ASI.  The survey would ask students if they knew what ASI is and the types of services it provide. Some of the senate members were hesitant to issue more surveys due to lack of response and how much time it would take to complete them.

Despite the delays in the election process, CSULB President Jane Close Conoley, who was in attendance, said that she has faith in this year’s student leaders.

“These student will bridge the connection between the students and the Associated Students,” she said.

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