This archived article was written by: Chase Dâ€™Ambrosio
College of Eastern Utah’s student body elections are approaching, and the outcome will determine student leadership for the following year. CEU students will run for the positions of Activities Vice President, Executive Vice President, Inter-Club Council (ICC) Vice President, Senate Vice President, and Student Body President.
The students who are elected into the positions of Activities Vice President, Executive Vice President, Inter-Club Council (ICC) Vice President and Senate Vice President are rewarded by receiving a stipend of $515.00 per semester. Half of the stipend is rewarded to the student mid-semester, while the other half is rewarded at the end of the semester depending upon the completion of his or her duties in their elected position. These students received a leadership scholarship rewarded by CEU. In order for the student to qualify for a leadership scholarship they must fill out a scholarship application and return it completed to the scholarship office before June 30th. A mandatory 20-hour work week is required for students in these positions.
Some of the duties and responsibilities the VP of activities are elected to uphold are to ensure that waiver forms are provided and signed by all students who attend events deemed dangerous by the mentor or ASCEU advisor, ensure that activities are planned for students are desired by students, discuss upcoming events with ASCEU advisors, supervise activities, ensure that all activities are placed on CEU’s master calendar, and uphold any other duties that are given to him/her by the ASCEU president.
The executive vice president is responsible for duties such as assuming presidential responsibilities when the president is absent and serving as a chairperson for the ASCEU advisory cabinet. After elections and before school adjourns for summer break, they are to coordinate with the director of academic advisory the Welcome Day activities for the following year, oversee all amendments to the ASCEU Constitution and ensure the changes are done orderly and according to the procedure outlined in the constitution.
The ICC VP’s responsibilities include supervising and advising the ICC made up of ICC officers, organize an event at the beginning of each semester where students can learn about clubs and ASCEU activity committees, ensure that students know about all of the clubs, oversee the matching of funds money for all the clubs, meet individually with each club president one time every semester, plan the Student Choice Awards Banquet , oversee and plan the Mr. CEU event and all other duties assigned by the ASCEU president.
The senate VP is the voice for the departments on campus and takes their concerns to the proper authorities, plan semester training or events that can help all the departments on campus, supervise and advise the academic senate, individually meet with each member of the academic senate at least once a week, meet as needed with the ASCEU advisor to plan upcoming events, ensure that waiver forms are provided at activities deemed dangerous, and uphold any other duties that are assigned to them by the ASCEU president.
The student elected to the position of ASCEU president receives a $570.00 stipend per semester, along with $250 towards cellular phone expenses. The stipend rewards are dependant upon his or her completion of duties as ASCEU president, along with accepting all other regulations required for being a member of ASCEU.
The ASCEU president is responsible for acting as chief student spokesperson and officer of ASCEU, supervise and advise the executive board, meet individually with each member of the executive board at least once a week, vote as a member of the CEU Board of Trustees, vote as a member of the CEU Senate, vote as a member of the CEU budget committee, vote as a member of Utah Council of Student-Body Presidents, schedule bi-weekly meetings with the college president, serve as a member of the president’s cabinet, represent the ASCEU students, and preform all other duties that are assigned by the executive board.
All candidates which planned to run were to attend a mandatory March 22 meeting, even though applications for positions were due by 5 p.m. the following day. Inside the meeting the process of the election, the rules, regulations and what candidates were to expect were discussed. The primary elections were canceled due to lack of participants. General elections are scheduled April 3-4 in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. Voting will be closed April 4 at 5 p.m. and ASCEU new leadership will be announced later that day.