Executive Branch

Executive Branch

The ASUU Student Government’s presidency and eleven boards help oversee many of the resources, programs, initiatives, and events that the ASUU Student Government runs. Below is a brief description of each board.

ASUU Presidency

The ASUU Presidency is composed of the Student Body President, the Vice President of University Relations, the Vice President of Student Relations, and the Chief of Staff. The Chief of Staff is additionally supported by the Deputy Chiefs of Staff. The ASUU Presidency is tasked with both representing the student body to the University administration and overseeing the executive branch to ensure operational success.

Taylor VanderToolen


Hallie Steadman

Chief of Staff

Benvin Lozada

Vice President of University Relations

Virginia Kelly

Deputy Chief of Staff

Ashlee Roberts

Vice President of Student Relations

Melisa Dizdarevic

Deputy Chief of Staff

Academic Affairs Board

Academic Affairs is the bridge between university committees and administration and the student body. Any student can serve as a member of our board and learn more about how policies and decisions are made here at the U! If you want to serve on a University Committee, fill out the application on Campus Connect or join the board and we will let you know as new positions become available! Become a part of shared governance at your university.

Audrey Laney

Academic Affairs Director

Ashley Thompson

Academic Affairs Associate Director

Campus Events Board

The Campus Events Board brings high-quality concerts, films, speakers, and performing artists to the University of Utah campus. These events provide students with free entertainment, insightful dialogue, and open discussion from a trustworthy source.

Yash Vyas

CEB Director

Vishwa Srinivasan

CEB Concerts Chair

Lillian Ault

CEB Films Vice Chair

James Chan

CEB Traditions Chair

Ravi Kaur

CEB Associate Director

Samuel Hurtado

CEB Concerts Vice Chair

Romney Peterson

CEB Speakers Chair

Alex Johnson

CEB Traditions Vice Chair

Abram Wilcox

CEB Marketing Associate Director

Gillian Ruppel

CEB Films Chair

Jack Clark

CEB Speakers Vice Chair

Diversity Board

The Diversity Board’s primary mission is to provide a platform of support to those underrepresented in the student body. The intention of the board is to normalize an inclusive environment by providing and sponsoring a variety of symposiums surrounding diversity. The Board acknowledges the intersectional identities each individual holds and vows to continuously learn and be receptive to the needs of the underrepresented students at the University of Utah. The Board promises to be a resource of education as well as an example for participation towards a more inclusive and socially informed environment.

Norzom Tenzin

Diversity Director

Akila Chalapathi

Diversity Associate Director

Rushmeen Tariq

Diversity Associate Director

Elections Board

The Elections Board organizes and oversees the annual ASUU Student Government elections. The Board strives to ensure a fair, transparent, and equitable elections process for all the candidates. It also works hard to encourage students to run in the elections and to vote during Elections Week. The Elections Board additionally helps with the transition process between ASUU Administrations and puts on the annual ASUU Inauguration.

Jacob Jones

Elections Director

Aya Sadat

Elections Associate Director

Finance Board

The Finance Board oversees and helps administer the ASUU budget. In addition to helping each incoming ASUU administration develop and pass their budget, the Board helps the other executive branch boards spend their money in a fiscally responsible and sustainable way. The Board also works with the ASUU Assembly and Senate Treasurers to set financial guidelines and procedures, which helps the legislative branch to responsibly and appropriate their allocated budgets.

Jacob Bastian

Finance Director

Isabelle White

Finance Associate Director

Chase Parry

Finance Associate Director

First Year Council

First Year Council is designed to help first-year students have a successful and impactful first year at the University of Utah. FYC is dedicated to informing first year students about the resources available to them on campus in an effort to integrate them into the campus community. FYC is also designed to foster leadership and team building skills. Each year, FYC is comprised of about thirty students who will help meet the needs of other first year students on campus, serve the student body, build essential skills for being successful during their time at the University of Utah, and, most importantly, find a network of friends that allows them to make their first year experience amazing!

Tressa Parkes

First Year Council Director

Yovanni Valdez

FYC Associate Director

Government Relations Board

The Government Relations Board is engaged in various aspects of local, state, and national politics. The Board is committed to informing, involving, and connecting students with any civic opportunities available to them. The Board plays an especially active role in registering students to vote, educating students about political candidates and topics, and lobbying for University of Utah students during the annual Utah legislative session

Jake Ference

Government Relations Director


Government Relations Associate Director

Marketing Board

The Marketing Board market and brand all events, initiatives, and programs that are organized by the ASUU Student Government. The Marketing Board designs and distributes marketing materials for general marketing campaigns and for specific events hosted by different boards. This marketing helps to promote events, outreach to the student body, and highlight current initiatives.

Madison Hozdic

Marketing Director

Sofia Guadarrama

Marketing Associate Director

Vanessa Saucedo

Marketing Associate Director

Connor Dahlquist

Marketing Associate Director

Jaime Wang

Marketing Associate Director

Jordan Beck

Marketing Associate Director

Luke Terlap

Marketing Associate Director

Student Immersion and Outreach

The Student Immersion and Outreach Board strives to meet the needs of the University’s students who are over the age of 25, married, have children, are pursuing a graduate degree, are veterans, are returning students, and/or are international students. The board provides programs and resources that help make student life easier and more enjoyable for these nontraditional populations. The goal of the Board is to be a presence of support and community for nontraditional students. Whether that is through connecting students to various services or getting involved in activities and events, the Board aims to make the nontraditional student experience here at the University a rewarding and memorable one.

Ian Wixom

Student Immersion and Outreach Director

Ben Moore

SIO Associate Director

Sandhya Senthilkumar

SIO Associate Director

Student Resources Board

The Student Resources Board is dedicated to being an outlet for students in need. The Board advocates and provides resources for all students in need of unbiased assistance, including: legal referrals, emergency loans, University of Utah academic and behavioral issues, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, renter’s issues, food insecurity, and miscellaneous advice. Providing a safe and private environment for all students seeking resources, student advocates will work to solve problems in-house and connect students with organizations in order to allow them to make the University of Utah a more conducive educational environment. The Student Resources Board also organizes and maintains all UCard-associated discounts at local businesses.

Amber Rasmussen

Student Resources Director


Wellness Vice Chair

Emma Taylor

Student Resources Associate Director

Haven Redd

Services Chair

Keana Estorpe

Wellness Chair

Taylor Johnson

Services Vice Chair

Sustainability Board

The Sustainability Board as a part of ASUU takes a robust approach in improving the University’s sustainable practices at all levels.  We strive to provide all students an equal opportunity to adopt sustainable practices by providing resources and hosting events such as Recycle Rice Eccles and Earth Week.  We also work in tandem with University officials to implement and outline large scale university efforts towards a more sustainable future.

Auburn Sage Acord

Sustainability Director

Anneke Enquist

Sustainability Associate Director