Western Carolina University’s Student Government Association sent a delegation to represent the school at the UNC’s Association of Student Governments (ASG) on Sep. 25 and 26.
The delegation consisted of Student Body President Dawson Spencer, Student Body Vice President Aaron Speyer, ASG Liaison Jack Stuckey, and Senator Michael Espinoza.
“As a member of WCU’s delegation, I am most excited to share the power of community found within the Catamount Nation,” said Jack Stuckey. This year, two students hold positions on the ASG executive board with another two serving in leadership roles within the General Assembly of ASG.
This first meeting was focused on familiarizing the new delegates with the organization and its structure along with the goals of the administration. A main focus this year is to secure the Association of Student Governments president a vote on the Board of Governors. Currently, the president is present at all meetings to provide student input but doesn’t have the right to vote.
The Association of Student Governments is comprised of all 17 UNC schools. They convene every month to discuss issues across the UNC system and advocate those issues to the Board of Governors through their president and legislation.
Typically, every university would have an opportunity to host this meeting. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, these meetings have moved online. This provides an opportunity for others to join in on the meetings and hear about what’s happening on other campuses. The Zoom link and meeting minutes are posted online before every meeting.