Van Bockern and Mulder to Lead Augustana Student Association
Thursday, May 14, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – Maggie Van Bockern (Sioux Falls) and Phil Mulder (Volga, SD) have been elected President and Vice President, respectively, of the Augustana Student Association (ASA).
The Van Bockern-Mulder ticket received 58 percent of the vote.
Jenny Andersen (Sioux Falls) ran unopposed in her re-election as ASA Treasurer.
Van Bockern is a junior majoring in Government/International Affairs. She has served on the ASA Senate for the past two years. She is the daughter of Mary Avair and Steve Van Bockern.
Mulder is a junior majoring in Government/International Affairs and Psychology. He is the son of Trudy and Richard Mulder.
Andersen is a junior majoring in Accounting. She is the daughter of Patricia and Dennis Andersen.
The installation service will be held Friday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
ASA is the voice of the student body. ASA membership includes all full-and-part-time students at the College. ASA works in cooperation with the College's Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff to tackle tough issues from academic accreditation, policy developments to buildings and grounds issues. ASA manages a substantial annual budget while also overseeing major on-campus programming organizations involving concerts, lectures, entertainment, and homecoming.
ASA is organized into two branches, an executive branch and a legislative branch. The executive branch includes three elected officers, president, vice-president and treasurer, an appointed secretary, and a cabinet of student leaders designated by student organizations they represent.
The legislative branch, better known as the ASA Student Senate, is made up of elected senators who represent the student body's diverse constituencies; academic classifications (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors), college-owned housing (residence halls, houses, apartments), commuters, and adult learners.