Welcome to a new semester here at ISU. My name is Makayla Muir, and I’m the current Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) Student Body President. For some background, I’m entering into my third year at ISU as a double major in Political Science and Civil Engineering.
I served as a senator for the College of Arts and Letters last year. Idaho State University has provided me with so many great opportunities and experiences, and I’m here to ensure that every student has a chance to have the best college experience possible as well. In order to do this, Vice President Ruiz and I hope to work on increasing student involvement, as well as strengthening the communication between students, ASISU, and the administration. We’re hoping to have an easily accessible and responsive student government that can provide beneficial change to the students.
In the upcoming year, we plan to expand our reach to better serve more students on our campus. We want to encourage a strong sense of community among all students at Idaho State. Community leads to strong relationships that can not only enhance ISU, but the Pocatello community as a whole. Our main goal is to create an environment that gives students the opportunities and experiences to make a great life for themselves.
We’re so excited to see all of the new faces on campus and we can’t wait to see the change everyone can bring in the upcoming year. It’s so exciting to be a part of something that is working to make a positive difference, and I hope that everyone who can, will take part in this experience.
ASISU Vice President
My name is Dezuara Ruiz, but I think that sounds far too serious, so please, call me Dez. I am honored to serve as the new Vice-President for Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) this upcoming school year. I am currently in my third year of college studying Public Relations. Let me just start off by saying that I am so excited about all of the possibilities that the upcoming year holds. I have no doubt that this year will be a year to remember at Idaho State.
Both Makayla and I have brainstormed how to improve ASISU and our goals can be condensed into three parts: increase involvement, communication and awareness. ASISU is an incredibly powerful organization that has the potential to make a huge difference on campus. Unfortunately, not many students know what who ASISU is or what we do. Well, this is problematic to a governing body whose sole purpose is to serve the students. Thankfully, we are going to dedicate this year to finding creative ways to establish a stronger presence on campus and building a relationship with all of the students enrolled at Idaho State.
Last year, ASISU severely struggled with people not knowing who their college senators were, so they had no idea who to take ideas to. The plan is to create more opportunities for senators to reach out to their peers and have them feel comfortable approaching ASISU with concerns they may have and suggestions for legislation. Having the students know about ongoing legislation and share their sentiments about bills, is essential to the success of ASISU.
Beyond ASISU, we want to help students get involved. I am a person who has first hand experience with the benefits that comes with being involved and full-heartedly believe my extracurriculars are what have made my experience at ISU exceptional. Now, ASISU funds hundreds of clubs so having more students join them and helping increase campus engagement as a whole is a must. We are currently working with the Student Activities Board to co-host various fun events in order to get more students engaged.
I have full faith in this year’s senators and the enthusiasm they have shown to make this year great. All of us are more than happy to hear any ideas the students may have for the campus or bills that should be create. If you have any questions about ASISU and what we do, please feel free to reach out. My office door and e-mail inbox are always open.