Executive Officer Transition and Nominations 2018-19
A new Executive Committee for the Washington Student Association will be electing new Executive Officers. Below is a small narrative from this year's outgoing Executive Committee and their job responsibilities. Feel free to contact each Executive Officer with any questions. Final nominations and elections will take place May 13th, 2017 at Central Washington University. Students may nominate themselves or another can nominate you. Please send confirmation of nomination, along with a bio and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhianna Hruska, The Evergreen State College
As President of the Washington Student Association, I’ve had the opportunity to meet dedicated and passionate student leaders who collaborate towards the mission of accessible, affordable, and
quality higher education. This position has furthered my professional development in nonprofit administration and higher education advocacy.
The WSA President is responsible for chairing the monthly Board of Directors meetings and leading the weekly Executive Board conference calls. For next year, the WSA President will visit more campuses to meet with students.
Vice President of Communications
Olivia Durham, Central Washington University
As the Vice President for Communications, you will primarily work to keep all social media up to date with regard to the work that WSA as an organization and also individual campuses do on a weekly basis. This is a great opportunity to educate folks of all of the work that we as students do. This includes our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and newly, our Students of Washington blog. In this position you will also be responsible for recording Minutes at all Board Meetings and developing that document into something that is readable and reflects exactly what occurred at our Board Meeting.
In the coming years, it would be my hope that whomever occupies this position would be able to work with campuses to develop press releases, op eds, or social media campaigns, and that they would act as a great resource for all campuses involved with WSA.
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Nora Selander, Western Washington University
As the VP for Legislative Affairs, you will work to ensure student interests across the state are represented through the WSA legislative agenda. You will work to see that the agenda is compiled in a timely fashion and passed by the General Assembly. Next, you will see to it that the agenda is approved by the WSA Board, and that the agenda advocated on in Olympia during legislative session. During and after session, if there is any progress on agenda items, you will be responsible for reporting back to the WSA Board. In the interim you will be responsible for setting up and taking meetings with legislators who have been working with students on specific issues. Finally, you will work with the WSA liaisons in order to make sure they understand the WSA agenda and feel comfortable and ready to advocate for it.
This position is a great opportunity to gain knowledge of helping to create and effectively advocate on an agenda that represents student issues.
In the coming years it would be my hope that whoever hold this position also communicates with organizers on each campus about how to better communicate legislative issues back to campuses and run effective campaigns on issues. This would help bring student awareness to issues and supply liaisons with evidence that students on campuses across the state are paying attention.