Emily Hoyumpa, President

Office: 517-884-8077
Twitter: @ASMSU_Pres
Email: president@asmsu.msu.edu

Emily Hoyumpa (she/her/hers) serves as the ASMSU President. In this role, Emily is the primary delegate and spokesperson of the student body to the University Administration as well as to our external partners. Along with that, Emily is the chief administrative officer and the chairperson of the ASMSU General Assembly.

Before serving as President, Emily has been involved in ASMSU in all 3 years of her MSU journey. From being an Emerging Leader, to the Associate Vice President for Internal Administration, to now the President, Emily has loved all of her time here and would love to see others get involved! In addition to ASMSU involvement, Emily has also served as the Executive Director of the Association of Big Ten Students (ABTS) and worked at the James Madison College Office of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion.

Emily majors in Social Relations and Policy and has minors in French and Asian Pacific American Studies. When Emily’s not in the office, she loves going shopping, exploring cafes and trying coffee, as well as watching sports! She is an avid Detroit Lions fan, as well as actively cheers on all MSU sports. If you ever want to connect with Emily about anything and everything, please reach out to president@asmsu.msu.edu.

Benjamin Fox
Chief of Staff

Benjamin Fox serves as this year’s Chief of Staff for the 60th session of the Associated Students of Michigan State University. In this role, Ben directly oversees the directors of ASMSU and indirectly manages the staff employees of ASMSU! Ben works to coordinate various ASMSU initiatives internally but also with campus partners.

One of Ben’s favorite parts about this position is being the ASMSU liaison to the Association of Big Ten Students. In this role, he loves speaking with other Big Ten schools to make positive changes for the MSU campus and community! 

Prior to being Chief of Staff, Ben served freshman year as the Freshman Class Council President, during sophomore year, served as Sophomore Class Council President and was on central staff as the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. 

Ben majors in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and minors in Leadership of Organizations. In his free time, Ben loves cheering on the Buffalo Bills, going to Michigan State football and basketball games, enjoys golfing, and serving on various boards back home in Buffalo. If you would like to connect with Ben regarding central staff or just to talk about ASMSU, please email him at cos@asmsu.msu.edu!


Kirti Deshpande
Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer

Kirti Deshpande(She/Her) acts as a liaison between CORES&COPS groups and ASMSU whilst also helping remove/revise inequitable policies on campus. She is responsible for understanding the needs of CORES&COPS groups to help the minorities they represent feel heard and included. Her main goal is to ensure that students belonging to minority groups don't feel marginalized during their time at MSU. Kirti is passionate about amplifying student advocates and activists' voices so that they can be heard by the administration.

 Kirti is an international student from India. She work as an RA on campus, and cares a lot about implementing DEI in the residence halls.  If you would like to get in contact with Kirti Deshpande to give any DEI related concerns, questions, or comments, do not hesitate to reach out at diversity@asmsu.msu.edu.

Alissa Hakim
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Alissa Hakim(She/Her)  is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at ASMSU. She is currently studying Arts and Humanities at RCAH and Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy at JMC. She also has minors in Muslim Studies and Design Justice. Alissa was a previous RCAH representative in the General Assembly and worked in the DEI department as the DEI Programming Coordinator. This year, Alissa hopes her role in ASMSU will integrate more principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She wants to increase communication and transparency with other members of the student body within the Academic Governance system, ASMSU, and MSU at large. She is excited to oversee two big programming initiatives this year-- First Generation Student Appreciation Week and Open Education Resource Awareness Week. As Alissa continues advocating for students in every way she can, she works alongside students, faculty, staff, and, administrators to ensure MSU is an inclusive and safe space for all members of the Spartan community. All in all, Alissa is steadfast in her academic affairs and governance advocacy.

Drew Gardner
Vice President for Finance and Operations

Drew Gardner (He/Him) oversees all ASMSU services including Safe Ride, Red Cedar Log Yearbook, Readership Program, iClicker and Calculator rentals, Blue Book Program, Loan Program, and all other ASMSU provided services. In addition to managing ASMSU services, he works with our team to make ASMSU resources more engaging and equitable, as well as advocating to university officials on matters relating to ASMSU finances and services. He is also the point of contact for any student inquiring about ASMSUs financial processes and guidelines.

Drew hopes to go to law school following his time as an undergraduate at MSU. Following law school, he would like to serve as a defense attorney so he can provide clients with the best legal defense in a legal system that is very complex and complicated.

For any questions, concerns, or ideas, feel free to contact Drew Gardner at vpfo@asmsu.msu.edu and he'll be glad to chat or point you in the right direction!

Devin Woodruff
Vice President for Governmental Affairs

Devin Woodruff serves as Vice President of Governmental Affairs. He is currently a senior majoring in Public Policy with a business minor. Devin serves as the chief governmental and policy advocate for MSU's 40,000 undergraduate students and oversees ASMSU's government relations activities. At MSU, Devin is passionate about advocating for public safety and ensuring that all Spartans have a place to call home here in East Lansing. In addition to advocating for students, Devin works closely with many local, state, and federal leaders. He hopes to work in government and public policy and graduation. He also loves playing/watching sports! Please contact Devin at vpga@asmsu.msu.edu with any questions, concerns, or ideas you have for local, state, or federal advocacy. He will be glad to assist you!

Email: vpga@asmsu.msu.edu

Conner Le
Vice President for Internal Administration
As VPIA, Connor's main job is to oversee the General Assembly, ASMSU's legislative body. He ensures that the legislation being presented and passed is effective and benefits the student body of MSU. He also acts as the undergraduate advisor for the Class Councils, which are councils made up of students from each year on campus that help plan events and programming for their respective classes. Lastly, Connor oversees the history of the organization and work to make sure that our documents are properly archived.. If you would like to set up a meeting with VPIA Connor Le, please email him at vpia@asmsu.msu.edu.