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Message from the ASMSU President

Hey there Spartans!

My name is Katherine Rifiotis, but you can call me Cookie. I am honored and excited to serve as your Student Body President, representing our undergraduate family of over 40,000 students. Our organization is committed to constantly improving the Spartan Experience, ensuring that you reach your fullest potential and create everlasting memories while here at Michigan State.

As the Associated Students of Michigan State University, we are dedicated to and passionate about serving the student body. Campus safety, health and wellness, college affordability, city relations, diversity and inclusion, student organization funding, sustainability efforts, academic scholarships, and so much more — all are examples of the tireless efforts student government members undertake on behalf of the students of this university.

As your president, I am committed to resolving differences when I can, taking a firm stand when I cannot, and devoting all of my energy in the upcoming year to fighting on your behalf. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about student life or MSU in general, please do not hesitate to contact me at president@asmsu.msu.edu or on Twitter at @ASMSU_Pres.

In Green and White,

Katherine Rifiotis
Student Body President, ASMSU

Office of the President

Katherine Rifiotis
Katherine RifiotisPresident
Office: 517-884-8077 president@asmsu.msu.edu

Katherine Rifiotis, also known as Cookie, is the President of the Associated Students of Michigan State University – our undergraduate Student Government! She is a Senior studying Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy in the James Madison College. Before being elected to this position, Katherine served for two years as Vice President for Internal Administration and one year as the Associate Director for the Association of Big Ten Students – a conglomerate of all Big Ten student governments. As President, Katherine serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ASMSU, a 1.8-million-dollar organization and one of the largest student governments in the country. She is the primary delegate and spokesperson of the student body to University Administration as well as local, state and federal government officials. In addition, Katherine is the chairperson of the ASMSU General Assembly, running our legislative meetings with the goal of improving the Spartan experience. Her passion and enthusiasm for student involvement makes her always willing to meet/discuss/collaborate with student groups or individual students. Feel free to reach out!

Jack Person
Jack PersonChief of Staff
Office: 517-884-8078 cos@asmsu.msu.edu
Dylan WestrinVice President for Academic Affairs
Office: 517-355-8266 vpaa@asmsu.msu.edu
Dan Iancio
Dan IancioVice President for Finance and Operations
Office: 517-355-8266 vpfo@asmsu.msu.edu

Dan Iancio currently serves as the Vice President for Finance and Operations at ASMSU.  He is a Senior majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics. As the Vice President for Finance and Operations, Dan 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. Dan 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, Safe Ride, and additional ASMSU Service Programs. Dan’s administrative obligations include contractual negotiations and maintenance, exploration and execution of new student initiatives, and development of student collaboration efforts. In his role, Dan 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 Dan for any potential collaborations or suggestions at vpfo@asmsu.msu.edu.

Eli Pales
Eli PalesVice President for Governmental Affairs
Office: 517-355-8266 vpga@asmsu.msu.edu
Mario Kakos
Mario KakosVice President for Internal Administration
Office: 517-355-8266 vpia@asmsu.msu.edu

Mario Kakos is the Vice President for Internal Administration at ASMSU. He is a Junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership of Organizations. As the VPIA, Mario works close with the General Assembly, the legislative body of ASMSU. The GA is made up of elected college representatives as well as reps from the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES), Council of Progressive Students (COPS), and other governing organizations (Greek Life, Residence Hall Association, etc.). He ensures that bills and resolutions drafted are effective and align with the Spartan community. Aside from this, Mario assists the Class Councils (Freshmen to Senior) on various events and initiatives that are worked on throughout the year to better serve the Spartan community. In his free time, Mario enjoys reading the ASMSU Manual and long walks by the Red Cedar river. If you are in anyway interested in getting involved in ASMSU, or want more information. Feel free to contact him!

Makenzie Bosworth
Makenzie Bosworth Vice President for Student Allocations
Office:517-355-8266 vpsa@asmsu.msu.edu