ASG presidential candidate looks to foster increased interaction with students of the Palomar community.
Edy Saucedo has been with the Associated Student Government since late August of last year. In his time there, he has remained a delegate, and has taken a position on the committee for Campus Wide Activities. He hopes to bring to the position of ASG president, a greater appreciation for direct student interaction, and better inclusion with students who don’t speak English as their first language.
“I want the student experience to be memorable,” Saucedo said. “ I don’t want the students to just come to school, go home, come to school, go home.”
Hosting ASG events, and keeping the student body informed about other events or workshops happening around campus is something that is central to Saucedo’s campaign, during the ASG forum on April 16, when the moderator, and current President Chris Hopp, asked him what he thought ASG’s role was in the campus community, Saucedo answered:
“I think that we are really important for promoting events, or anything that goes on with our students. Saying there’s workshops, there’s events, there’s many things going on on campus … for our students we should be able to promote it, and let students know what is out there in our campus.”
Saucedo also noted that he would want to try expanding funds from financial services to help students, and would look into the Board of Governor Waiver as one of the ways to do this. However, he does not currently have a plan in place on how to do this.
Nayeli Vasquez, who sits as a senator on the ASG, said that she believes Saucedo would be the most qualified for the job. She noted that even though other candidates might have more experience, Saucedo is more sociable, and more interactive with the student body.
Saucedo is also bilingual, and Vasquez believes that will enable ESL (English as a Second Language) students to become more involved and integrated into the campus community.
“Whatever I put my mind to, I will do it no matter what the task is, no matter how big or small,” Saucedo said.