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Sami Sandhu

President 

Sami Sandhu 

(818) 947-2698

asusandhu@yahoo.com

Serves as Chair of the Executive Council and is the liaison between the administration and students. Attends the student government district wide and regional committee meetings.


Megri Kartounian

Vice-President

Megri Kartounian

(818) 947-2701

VPMKartounian@yahoo.com

Presides at meetings of Executive Council in absence of the President. Chairs the Inter Club Council meetings on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in Campus Center 104. Acts as a liaison between Executive Council and ICC.


Anush Ambartsumyan

Treasurer 

Anush Ambartsumyan 

(818) 947-2699

ambarta24@gmail.com

Represents the ASU in all financial matters concerning student funds.  Maintains a record of the budget and give a brief report or summary of budget expenditures.  Chairs the Finance Committee Meetings.


David Valdez

Parliamentarian

David Valdez

(818) 778-5516 x4241

David.valdez10@yahoo.com

Serves as the official reference for the Executive Council with regards to the rules of order during meetings. Becomes familiar with the ASU constitution and bylaws as well as Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order.


Lisette Martinez

Chief Justice

Lisette Martinez

(818) 778-5516 x4248

lis.chiefjustice@gmail.com

Investigates inappropriate behavior of Executive Council and Inter Club Council Members.


Janet J. Lamas

Secretary

Janet J. Lamas

Main Line (818) 778-5516

Janetlamasasu@gmail.com

Writes and maintains records of the ICC and the Executive Council meetings, answers all incoming questions, answers phone and performs general office duties.


Dulce Hernandez

ICC Senate Representative

Dulce Hernandez

(818) 778-5516 x4243

Dulce4asu@gmail.com

Elected by a majority of the ICC.  Attends both the ICC and the Executive Council Meetings each week and acts as the liaison between the Executive Council and the ICC.


Naja Crawford

Commissioner of Athletics 

Naja Crawford

(818) 778-5516 x4242 

 Naja.asuathletics@gmail.com

Informs the Executive Council of all upcoming athletic events and team activities.  Works to organize campus and intercampus events.  Organizes and plans Homecoming and Spring Games. 


Richard Fowler

Commissioner of Campus and Environmental Affairs 

Richard Fowler

(818) 778-5516 x4251

Rickfowler@lavc.edu

Helps develop programs that would promote awareness of the campus environment.  Is responsible for keeping current information about environmental issues.  Actively promotes campus recycling and clean-ups.


Vacant

Commissioner of Ethnic and Cultural Affairs  

Vacant

(818) 778-5516 x4245 

Serves as a liaison between the Executive Council and the special interests groups on campus.  Responsible for organizing and planning the following events:  Latino Heritage Celebration, Black Heritage Celebration and Armenian Heritage Celebration.


Arpi Orugyan

Commissioner of Evening Division  

Arpi Orugyan

(818) 778-5516 x4244 

Arpi.ASU@gmail.com

Acts as the liaison between the Executive Council and evening division students at LAVC and represents the interests and needs of evening students.  Maintains and promotes the textbook exchange boards


Matt Piper

Commissioner of Fine Arts 

Matt Piper

(818) 778-5516 x 4247 

Matt4ASU@yahoo.com

Informs the Executive Council of upcoming fine arts vents on campus and in the community and be responsible for coordinating the annual International Fine Arts Festival.


Austin Smith

Commissioner of Political Affairs 

Austin Smith

 (818) 778-5516 x 4246

 smithbcat@sbcglobal.net

Is responsible for planning and overseeing student body elections.  Chairs the Lobbying Committee Meetings.


Janet Simitian

Commissioner of Public Relations   

Janet Simitian 

 (818) 778-5516 x4250

Janetasu22@gmail.com

Assists other commissioners and members of the ICC with publicizing any approved events or functions.  Responsible for overseeing the creation of all event flyers.  Maintains the ASU webpage and brochure. 


Amena Jannat

Commissioner of Student and Social Affairs

Amena Jannat

(818) 778-5516 x4245

asu.amenajannat@gmail.com

Works to increase awareness of cultural diversity, creates an atmosphere of social awareness and promotes ASU sponsored events.  Responsible for coordinating the Dean's Reception and Commencement. 


Dr. Elizabeth Negrete

Associate Dean

ASU Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Negrete

(818)778-5516
negretme@lavc.edu

Student Services Center 210


Joan Hurwit

ASU Co-Advisor

Joan Hurwit

(818)947-2600 x4240