People and Structure
The USUAA Assembly is comprised of a president, vice president, 10 senators, 12 delegates, and 3 liaisons.
President and Vice President
The USUAA president and vice president are elected by the student body in the spring general election. See USUAA Elections for more information.
Clare Baldwin is a senior economics major minoring in mathematics and political science. She is also involved in a number of campus organizations, including serving in a leadership role with Alpha Sigma Alpha.
The president is the official spokesperson for the USUAA organization which serves the UAA student body. The president appoints student representatives to serve on departmental boards, committees, and special task-forces. The president works closely with the vice president and the speaker of the assembly to provide direction and support to all other members of the USUAA Assembly.
Jamie Bagley is a senior majoring in Biology with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine. She has been involved with USUAA for the last two years as a Delegate for the College of Arts and Sciences.
The vice president oversees internal matters of the USUAA organization. The vice president is an ex-officio member of all sub-committees of the USUAA Assembly and they appoint the sergeant-at-arms. The vice president performs the duties of the president in the event of temporary absence. The vice president will automatically take over the position of president in the event of a presidential resignation, impeachment, recall, or other incapacity.
Executive positions are assigned to sitting senators and delegates at the beginning of every spring and fall semester.
Speaker of the Assembly is responsible for calling, setting the agenda, and chairing all meetings of the assembly, as well as serving as the advisory voice of the assembly to the president and vice president.
Speaker of the Assembly Pro Tempore is responsible for performing the duties of the speaker of the assembly in his/her absence as well as serving as the chair of the Student and Academic Affairs Committee.
Government Relations Officer is responsible for coordinating advocacy efforts internally and externally, serving as the chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, preparing reports for the assembly and for other governance bodies on actions taken, as well as coordinating dialogue with elected and non-elected officials on the university, municipal, and state levels.
Chief Financial Officer is responsible for serving as the chair of the Finance Committee, tracking the status of budget line items and funds remaining, as well as advising the assembly on all matters relating to the organization's finances.
Sergeant-At-Arms / Rules Chair is responsible for serving as the chair of the Rules Committee, politely enforcing the speaker's directives relating to the order at all assembly meetings, monitoring ethical behavior, and tracking attendance and service award requirements.
Chief Activities Officer is responsible for serving as the chair of the Activities Committee and overseeing the coordination and execution of events to encourage campus involvement and enhance student life at the university.
Katie Bernhardt, Ombudsman, is the chief protector and defender of students' right and acts as students' confidante. Serves as a source of information to students concerning policies, rules and regulations of USUAA and the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Appointed position.)
There are 10 student senator positions on the USUAA Assembly. The senators represent all UAA students who have paid the student government fee. Senators look for ways to enhance the quality of education and campus life. They advocate on a variety of issues related to the budget, tuition, academic programs, the administration, and more. Senators are responsible for gathering opinions and testimony on issues important to the UAA student body. They are expected to research, draft, and vote on legislation.
Senators must also serve on two standing committees within USUAA. Committee options include: activities, rules, student and academic affairs, finance, and legislative affairs. Each of these committees coordinates programs, events, and activities to carry out USUAA's mission.
Senators are elected by the student body during the UAA general election (in spring) or collect signatures through the petition packet process to join the assembly.
- Alex Jorgensen
- Teresa Wrobel
- Nathan Robertson
- Will Nichols
- Josiah Nash
- Erik Gunderson
- Leighan Gonzales
- Dylan Orr
There are two delegates from each college that serve on the USUAA Assembly.
Delegates are similar to senators and liaisons but are elected as representatives of their respective College to represent the specific needs of that student population. Delegates are responsible for researching, drafting, and voting on legislation dealing with student issues in order to enhance the quality of education and life for both current and future UAA students.
Delegates are elected by the student body during the UAA general election (in spring) or collect signatures through the petition packet process to join the assembly.
- Rose Kruger, College of Arts and Sciences
- Caitlyn Hammett, College of Arts and Sciences
- Isaac Villeda, College of Business and Public Policy
There are three student liaisons that serve on the USUAA Assembly: Club Council, Greek Council, and Residence Hall Association.
Liaisons are similar to senators but are appointed by their respective student organization to represent the specific needs of that student population. Liaisons are responsible for researching, drafting, and voting on legislation dealing with student issues in order to enhance the quality of education and life for both current and future UAA students.
Contact the student organization directly for information on how to become a liaison.
- Club Council
- Keon O'Brien, Greek Council
- Residence Hall Association