By Brandon Richardson/Editor in Chief
Associated Student Body general elections applications are due Monday, April 27, by 5 p.m. for elected positions and Monday, May 18, by noon for appointed positions.
Students may pick up applications from the Office of Student Life in E119 at the LAC or EE102F at the PCC. Students must turn in their applications to ASB Cabinet adviser Maya Cardenas at the LAC in E118 by the deadline or they will not be placed on the ballot.
Elected positions to be filled are ASB president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and student trustee.
Appointed positions include PCC student council president, LAC and PCC club senate president, LAC cultural affairs chair and representatives of legislative affairs, communications, arts, athletics, student health and environment, volunteer services and academic affairs.
Lokilani Hunt, 27, ASB president and philosophy major, said, “I am excited to see the voter turn-out this year. With the simple changes made to the ASB Constitution (for example one year terms for all positions), it will be great to see the collection of students who step up and take on these leadership roles.”
All student leaders are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a .67 completion ratio of all classes taken.
Elections are scheduled Tuesday May 12, to Thursday, May 14. Hunt said, “We will need volunteer poll workers for this semester’s general elections. Anyone interested in volunteering at the polls will receive double Viking Volunteer hours if they are a part of the program.”
The ASB budget is more than $1 million and managed entirely by the student leaders.
Brittany Lieberman, 25, ASB representative of communications and communications major, said, “You build skills and relationships, discuss and vote on items every week that aims to directly improve LBCC Student Life. It allowed for opportunities I would have not had otherwise and was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a student at LBCC.”
Weekly meetings for student leaders include ASB Finance Committee meets every Thursday at 9 a.m., LAC Club Senate meets every Tuesday at noon, LAC Cultural Affairs Committee meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., PCC Club Senate meets every Wednesday at noon, PCC Cultural Affairs Committee meets every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., ASB Cabinet meets every Friday at 8 a.m. and PCC Student Council meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
For more information on ASB, students can contact student activities adviser Derek Oriee at (562) 938- 3088 or administrative assistant Pam Garrison at (562) 938- 3985.