Fall 2018 Senate Election

Elections will take place on September 26 at 8 a.m. and will conclude on September 27 at 5 p.m.

At Large Senator Candidates

The purpose of the At Large Senator is to represent the student body as a whole and function as its voice.

Please click on the name of the candidate you would like to read about.

Name: Nikolis Kaine Clark
Gender Pronouns: He, Him, Him
Year in School: Third Year
Intended Major & Minors: I am an intended Political Science Major, and an Anthropology,
Sociology and Philosophy Minor.
Qualifications:
 President of the Mt. View Highschool, Strategy Club 2014-2016
 President of the Mt. View Highschool, Anime & Manga Society 2015-2016
 President of the Mt. View Highschool, Art Club 2015-2016
 A want and drive, to help my school community and the community at large.
 Graduated with honors from Clark Community College
 Recipient of an AP Scholar award
Policy Proposals:
Formally, I would like to state that I would like more time to speak to my fellow Lutes to
see how I may best serve them in Senate. Other than that, I have some ideas for policy based on
conversations I have had with other students already.
-I hope to promote as a PLU Senator at Large,
 More scholarship opportunities for returning students.
 Policy looking at raising our already high, student retention rate.
 The involvement of students, clubs and organizations in larger events.

 Creating more areas and opportunities for students and faculty to be polled. As well, I
would be excited to try and get students more involved on campus with policy.
I know this is small, but I hope that over time it can be a more definitive and lengthy list.

Cecile Lancaster

Cecile Lancaster

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

 

Year: Class of 2020/ Junior

 

Politics and Government and Hispanic Studies Double Major

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Experience in ASPLU from my first year at PLU, when I was responsible for implementing a program that put sharps disposal bins in every gender-neutral restroom on campus.
  • Previous political work that focused on advocacy and goal completion.

 

Policy Proposals:

  • Expand information accessibility of resources available to students having financial difficulty, including creating a pamphlet for NSO in Fall and Spring that includes lists of resources to help students access food and housing.
  • Advocate for Students Who Are Parents and work on expanding resources to help them be successful at PLU.
  • Work with the Act Six compadre currently working on the campus Food Bank to expand its accessibility and advertising across campus.

Name: Luis Reyes

 

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Year in School: 2022

 

Major(s) and Minor(s): Biology

 

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Actively Social
  • Focused
  • Punctual
  • Can multitask

Policy Proposals:

  • Prioritize diversity in students and faculty
  • Install elevators in every hall for the disabled community
  • Create an Afro-American major/minor
  • Implement more campus safety alerts around campus

David Yun

Name:

David Yun

Pronouns:

He/Him/His

 

Year in school:

1st Year!

 

Major:

Chemistry with Biochem emphasis!

 

Qualifications:

  • Team Captain for Golf/Bowling
  • Orchestra President/Concertmaster
  • DECA Campaign advisor for state
  • AP Scholar Award (2017,2018)
  • National Honors Society Class Rep
  • Lead volunteer projects within my High school
  • Good communications/effective management skills

 

Specific Goals:

  • To make sure everyone has a say in the policy and changes made within PLU
  • To facilitate and address communication among each student, ASPLU, and staff/faculty
  • Ensure that the campus is not only an academic center, but also a safe haven for everyone
  • Try to create more pre-professional events with the department/faculty in order to open more opportunities for the greater community of PLU
  • Importantly… making YOUR voices heard to make it feel like this is OUR campus!!

 

Policy Proposals:

  • Keeping the campus more green. For ex. Changing out the lights in dorms/buildings with energy efficient light bulbs
  • Create a regulated method through which students can voice concern or suggest improvements
  • Host more interclass events to network amongst all classes
  • Create a student engagement survey to better connect with the student body(3 surveys/ semester)
  • Address campus safety, including the blue light systems that are down at many locations
  • Increase transparency of PLU with biweekly forums
  • Work with the diversity center in order to create more quality events as well as awareness
  • BE THE REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR VOICES!!!!

Class of 2022 Senator Candidates

The purpose of the Class of 2022 Senator is to represent their class within ASPLU’s senate and function as its voice.

Please click on the name of the candidate you would like to read about.

Andre’ Jones II

Tacoma, WA

206-799-8466

jonesae@plu.edu

He/Him/His

Major – Undeclared

Enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University (First Year)                            

expected graduation : May 2022

 

Teens for Tukwila member  – Voiced youth advocacy

June 2014 – August 2018

 

Student Service Project Volunteering | Student Service Volunteer

– volunteered at Seattle parks and recreation and tried to rebuild, clean,  and anything else to help the community

– led projects organized with other high school volunteers to help with  their community such as we obtained food donations and facilitating conversations around social justice and current issues they face

– Advocated Every year by going down to Olympia with other Student Service Project Volunteers and helped empower their community to get better as well as, Brainstormed ideas in our communities, such as social justice and bring it up with the legislators in Olympia and try to advocate for our issues.

-Fundraised for the opportunity to go to Washington DC for 5 days and Advocated for the rights of the homeless and immigrated communities in Tukwila to our Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray

 

Young life Leader

Led Church community service and fundraising                                              

Jan 2015 – Aug 2017

 

Policy proposals

  • Within the senate I Plan on displaying a greater commutial Input: via

1) Being informed and open to any and all expressions and concerns brought to attention  

2) Allowing myself and my voice to bring up concern

3) In Previous years PLU lacked in Diversity, however this upcoming year our

4) I wish to get to know and everyone one on campus in my decision making

Jackie (Jaqueline) Lindstrom

She/ Her/ Hers

First year

Chemistry major, Hispanic Studies minor


Qualifications:

A little bit about me…

  • National Honors Society President
  • Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient (Since first grade, I have been part of a troop that has focused on community service. I completed the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. The Gold Award is a 100+ hr community outreach project)
  • Gilbert Stuart Museum Docent/ Junior Intern (For the past 6 years, I have volunteered at this local historical site, sharing the history to tours of up to 40 people)
  • High School Varsity Gymnastics Captain
  • STEM Club Member
  • St. Andrews Lutheran Summer Camp Counselor: I spend one week of the summer volunteering for the Day Camp
  • Overall I consider myself to be very dedicated and hardworking

 

Policy Proposals:

As I am a first year, I have only been on campus for two weeks. So many positive aspects of PLU stood out to me, but here are a few suggestions for the future.

  • Pre-orientations for first years (I participated in the pre-orientation Outdoor Rec backpacking trip, which was a blast and a great way to get to know people. I think other optional, small group programs like this, whether it be major based, activity based, etc. would be a great way to help first years feel more comfortable and encourage them to be more involved)
  • Wheelchair accessibility, specifically making the hill from upper campus to lower campus more manageable.
  • Eliminate plastic utensils from campus- replace with compostable. PLU is already very forward thinking when it comes to the environment, but any little effort will help

As I continue to talk to people on campus, I am sure this list will grow.

Hello! My name is Mei-Yun Loya

She/Her/Hers Pronouns

First Year

Intended Double Major in Global Studies and Political Science

 

Qualifications:

  • Outreach Coordinator for the Pierce County Young Democrats
  • Member of the Community Health Care Board
  • Political Action Committee of the Community Health Care Board
  • Tacoma March For Our Lives Speaker and Organizer

 

Policy Proposals:

  • Raising the voices of students in marginalized communities through increased input, review, and representation
  • Creating opportunities/events on campus that highlight the diversity of the student population
  • Being readily available as a direct connection between the student body and the decisions being made on campus  

Name: Miguel Ordanez

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year In School: First Year/Freshman

Major: Political Science

 

Qualifications:

Experienced in Leadership Positions

  • President of High School’s International Baccalaureate Council
  • JROTC Battalion Executive Officer
  • Key Club Division 28 South Secretary

Avid Public Speaker

  • Magnet School Ambassador and Recruiter
  • Las Vegas IB Program Delegate and Speaker

Passionate in Civic Engagement and Community Service

  • Over 250 hours of recorded community service hours
  • Worked with many Las Vegas community leaders/organizations to set-up food donations and service events (Three Square, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, etc.)

 

Policy Proposals:

  • Increase gender neutral restrooms in residence halls. These restrooms would include installed safe sex and consent information cards, as well as safe sex materials (such as condoms) to support our residents.
  • For first years, there will be monthly emphases focusing on global issues to enhance advocacy. We will support these issues through fundraising and awareness events that we choose as a class. These events would be in coordination with the Diversity Center.
  • Offer local community service events for first year students. First year exclusive, monthly service events would be directed toward helping the local community (Parkland/Tacoma area) to respond to their needs.
  • Create student led, study groups during Dead Week in residence halls. These Dead Week Workshops would have student organizers for specific classes that students need heavy studying on.

Name: Joel Robison

 

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Year in School: First Year

 

Major(s) & Minor(s): Hispanic Studies and Music Education Double Major

 

Qualifications:

  • Headed high school Mental Health Reform Campaign
  • 3 years of high school associated student body experience
    • Mr. and Miss Central Pageant Coordinator
    • Class Secretary
    • Class Vice-President
  • 3 years of Thespian Troupe Leadership
    • President
    • Treasurer
  • 3 years of Model United Nations Leadership
    • President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
  • Coordinated $12,000 of fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Participated in fundraising $20,000 for Darian’s Gift

 

Policy Proposal:

  • Increase accessibility for differently abled students and guests i.e. making Hinderlie Hill less challenging to climb for differently abled students
  • Start or support a program for students with financial need to purchase books,
  • Increase unity between upper campus and lower campus residents students
  • Support financial retention incentives for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students
  • Increase student voice and civic opportunities
  • Increase Commuter Student inclusion, especially for first year students
  • Increase first year inclusion by including first year outreach club officer positions
  • Continue and increase support for non-binary, and transgender population
  • Increase winter time activities to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Continue to support the Diversity Center

Questions/Concerns

Any questions or comments regarding the election? Please email asplupres@plu.edu or asplu@plu.edu for more information.