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Message from the ASMSU President

The spring semester is a time for renewed opportunities of growth and commitment on our campus and throughout the greater community. At ASMSU, we have seen a busy fall semester with many new and continued initiatives, many friendships, and overall strength among our main purpose: to serve and voice the needs of our student body.

I am assured that together, ‘Spartans Will’ continue to help our community prosper as we take on a new semester. But, it can only happen from the support and engagement from everyone that we represent. This new year, it is a personal resolution for me to hear from even more of our students that have genuine concerns about making our campus a better, safer, and healthier place. This happens by meeting with students in passing, across registered student organizations, and social media.

My personal hope for every student this semester is to get involved. Whether it’s through an initiative at ASMSU, or joining one of the 800+ student organizations on campus; the opportunities are endless to leave a Spartan legacy with some of the closest friends you will treasure in your lifetime. Not only is involvement at MSU a chance to strengthen your friendships, but also the sure way to succeed in the classroom.

As we look ahead to our new classes, I am encouraging each and every Spartan to keep their heads high, and their goals set higher as we reach bigger potential at Michigan State University. Success must be known as a collaborative effort, for all of us on “Team MSU.”

Go Green!

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Lorenzo Santavicca
Student Body President, ASMSU

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Lorenzo Santavicca
Lorenzo SantaviccaPresident
Office: 517-884-8077 president@asmsu.msu.edu

Lorenzo Santavicca is the President of the Associated Students of Michigan State University. He is a junior studying International Relations and Economics. Lorenzo has previously served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, in which he authored the Spartan Code of Honor for Michigan State University; an academic pledge holding all undergraduate students to a higher standard for academic integrity and personal best in research, examinations, and group work. He has also served as a class council representative and intern staff member. During his time at ASMSU, Lorenzo has served on over 11 University academic governance committees, University advisory boards, University administrative search committees and numerous ASMSU sub-committees. As President, Lorenzo serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ASMSU, a 1.8 million dollar organization and one of the largest student government associations in the country. He is the primary delegate and spokesperson of the student body to University Administration as well as local, state and federal government officials. In addition, Lorenzo is the chief administrative officer and the chairperson of the ASMSU General Assembly. Santavicca’s primary focuses for the association in the 2016-17 school year include better transparency for ASMSU’s advocacy work, committed collaboration with our numerous student groups, and intentional empowerment for the student body through leadership and academic success. Santavicca is additionally focused on advocating for improved mental health resources, a more healthy, fit, and active campus community, and spreading awareness for sexual assault prevention and aiding survivors in the fullest capacity possible. Lorenzo’s interest for student government and representation lies within the voice of the student body; he is always open to meeting with any student or group interested in the work of ASMSU.

Sam Terzich
Sam TerzichChief of Staff
Office: 517-884-8078 cos@asmsu.msu.edu

Sam Terzich is the Chief of Staff of the Associated Students of Michigan State University. He is a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management. He has previously served as Vice President for Student Allocations where he worked to fund student organizations and negotiated on-campus accounts to be free for Registered Student Organizations. In his role as Chief of Staff, he oversees over 40 staff members and 7 different ASMSU departments. Within this role, Sam serves as the staff liaison to the General Assembly and the rest of the Office of the President.

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: 517-355-8266 vpaa@asmsu.msu.edu
Jason Barnett
Jason BarnettVice President for Finance and Operations
Office: 517-355-8266 vpfo@asmsu.msu.edu

Jason Barnett is the Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Administrative Officer at ASMSU. He is a senior majoring in Accounting and Information Systems. As the Vice President for Finance and Operations, Jason serves the undergraduate student body by overseeing the business and financial operations of the Red Cedar Log Yearbook Department, Legal Services Department, Student Rights Advocates Department, and other ASMSU Service Departments. Jason also manages the various ASMSU programs, which include the Blue Book Program, Readership Program, iClicker and Graphing Calculator Rental Programs, Loan Program, Bike Share Program, and additional ASMSU Service Programs. Jason’s administrative obligations include contractual negotiations and maintenance, exploration and execution of new student initiatives, and development of student collaboration efforts. In his role, Jason acts in the best interest of the Michigan State University student body to enhance the student experience throughout their undergraduate career. Feel free to contact Jason for any potential collaborations or suggestions at vpfo@asmsu.msu.edu or (517) 355-8266.

Alex Noffsinger
Alex NoffsingerVice President for Governmental Affairs
Office: 517-355-8266 vpga@asmsu.msu.edu

Alex Noffsinger is the Vice President of Governmental Affairs. He is a junior studying Social Relations and Policy with minors in Science, Technology, and Environmental Public Policy as well as Philosophy. As Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Alex represents all of Michigan State’s undergraduate students at the local, state, and federal levels of governance. Overseeing and working with the Community and State Liaisons, ASMSU Governmental Affairs advocates for students on the issues affecting students the most whether it be higher education funding, fair and affordable housing, intern protections, or one of the many other legislative priorities we have. Moreover, voter registration and engagement are two highly important services I and my staff seek to provide to ensure students are active participants in the political process. If you have any inquiries or concerns regarding governmental affairs, please reach out to me.

Katherine RifiotisVice President for Internal Administration
Office: 517-355-8266 vpia@asmsu.msu.edu
Lauren Fish
Lauren Fish Vice President for Student Allocations
Office:517-355-8266 vpsa@asmsu.msu.edu

Lauren Fish is the ASMSU Vice President for Student Allocations. She is a junior studying finance. Lauren has served as a class council member and as the Student Allocations Assistant. Vice President Fish serves as the chair of the ASMSU Student Allocations Board. The Board provides funding for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), Individual Research grants, as well as the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES) and Council of Progressive Students (COPS) groups. Any Student Organization can apply to receive funds that will be used toward project areas including guest speakers, conferences, and educational programming, and more! Lauren is excited to help enrich students’ experience by collaborating with student leaders across campus to improve events. If you have interest in being a part of the ASMSU Student Allocations Board, or would like to receive funding for your organization please contact Vice President for Student Allocations Lauren Fish.