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All regularly enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students attending WSU Spokane are members of the ASWSUS.

The Executive Branch consists of the President and Vice President, who are elected by the student body, as well as  the Executive Staff. The executive staff are appointed by the President and VP to help implement their vision for ASWSU Spokane for the benefit of all students.

The Legislative Branch consists of an eighteen person Senate elected by the student body. Senators are expected to engage in discussion/debate on the issues and concerns of their constituents, create legislation and resolutions representing the needs and desires of their fellow students. Senators also have the opportunity to create and put into use, individual projects benefiting their constituents and serve on ASWSU Spokane committees.

The ASWSUS Executive Branch


Scott Hippie

Scott Hippe


Program of Study: MD

My Goals: A few areas I plan to focus on are building the campus community, providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities and deepening our school's ties with the Spokane community around us.

My Bio: Hello Riverpoint, my name is Scott Hippe and I will be your ASWSU-Spokane President for the 2013-14 school year. I am in my second year of medical school with the WWAMI program. After graduating college I rode my pedal-powered bicycle from Seattle to New York in two months. I have a strong love for oatmeal (in the past year have consumed upwards of forty pounds--don't judge!). And I am passionate about finding ways to employ my skills and knowledge as a student in the health sciences to benefit those in our community who lack access to basic health services. I am excited to have the priviledge of serving you and I hope you share that excitement with me!

Contact Me: spok.aswsu.prez@wsu.edu

Shurrie Dugas

Shurrie Dugas

Vice President

Program of Study: Pharmacy

My Goals: The WSU Spokane campus is a unique opportunity for students because there are a plethora of health care professions within arm’s reach of each other.As your ASWSU-Spokane Vice President, I plan to work with Scott Hippe, our executive staff and my fellow student senators to integrate the health care programs through both social and professional events on and off campus. These events will also help to build a sense of Cougar Pride and community on the WSU Spokane campus. If you are not bleeding crimson by the end of the year, then I did not do my job properly!

My Bio: My name is Shurrie Dugas and I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. First off, I am thrilled to be your ASWSU-Spokane Vice President for the academic year 2013-2014. I am a proud Alumni of WSU-Pullman, with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a current third year pharmacy student on the Spokane Campus. I aspire to be a distinguished Pharmacist and individual in my community. I know my passion for helping others who come from any cultural background will allow me to make an impact on people and society as a whole. I hope my success will be measured by the number of people I reach, rather than the number that is printed on my paychecks.

When I am not busy with school, I love spending time with my family and friends. My family often celebrates every holiday and birthday together. During the summer we enjoy going camping throughout the Eastern side of Washington, where we do a lot of boating and barbequing, which is always a blast. On the quieter side, I enjoy curling up on the sofa to read a good book, whether it is fictional, inspirational or even a good thriller. I am also an active individual. In Pullman I loved running on the Chipman trail and walking throughout the city and campus. I am looking forward to being back in Spokane, so I can explore all of the outdoor hiking trails and hopefully expand my outdoor lifestyle.

I am both eager and optimistic about the upcoming academic year 2013-2014. It will definitely be one you will not forget!

Contact Me: spok.aswsu.vp@wsu.edu

Alla Aldughli

Alla Aldughli

Chief of Staff

Program of Study: Pharmacy

My Goals: My goal is to better manage the available funds in order to provide all WSU Spokane students with the most events, activities and travel grants possible.  My plan is to promote more inter-professional interaction through collaboration between different student organizations.  I plan to work with the directors to provide all WSU Spokane students with the best social and academic experience possible.

My Bio: I came to the United States 12 years ago with my family because my father wanted a better life for us.  I have worked hard to utilize the opportunity that my father gave me and I am currently a third year pharmacy student.  I have been working at Safeway pharmacy as an intern for the last 2 years, which has given me the opportunity to interact with patients and help them to better understand their medications. I am interested in learning more about the different job opportunities as a hospital pharmacist before I make my decision on which path to take for a future pharmacy career.  My favorite sport is soccer because I grew up playing and watching it.  I also like other sports such as basketball and tennis. I speak Arabic fluently and I hope that I can use it later in my career as a pharmacist.

Contact Me: spok.aswsu@wsu.edu

Megan Lynch

Megan Lynch

Director of Events
and Planning

Program of Study: Speech and Hearing Sciences

My goals:  My goal is to foster community amongst the various health professions, while encouraging interdisciplinary learning, collaboration and enjoyment of campus life.

My Bio: As a graduate student in speech and Hearing Sciences, I look forward to serving our campus as the director of Events and Planning. When I am not in class or clinical I can be found running in Manito Park, shopping at Rosauers or frequenting activities at St. Aloysius.

Contact Me: spok.aswsu.events@wsu.edu


Mark Goff

Mark Goff

Director of Technology
and Communications

Program of Study:  Pharmacy

My Goals: My goal is to ensure efficient communication between the student body, student clubs and the community. I would like to improve the students’ quality of life on campus through fun and educational events. I would also like to integrate all of the student professions on campus to develop relationships that will benefit us as we move forward in our professional lives.

My Bio: My name is Mark Goff and I will be starting my 3rd year in the Pharmacy program this upcoming Fall. I am originally from Los Angeles, California where I completed my undergrad at UCLA. Some fun facts about me: I speak Russian fluently, I've backpacked through Europe and I’m an avid Poker player.

Contact Me: spok.aswsu.media@wsu.edu

Alexa Carter

Alexa Carter

Director of Outreach
and Community Engagement

Program of Study: Pharmacy

My Goals: My goals for next year include, providing the students of the WSU-Spokane Riverpoint Campus opportunities to reach out to the greater Spokane community. My vision is that the presence of WSU’s Health Sciences campus is recognized and appreciated by our Spokane neighbors. Additionally, I would like to encourage the students of the Riverpoint campus to take an active role in the legislative process to advocate for higher education, improvements in our healthcare system and positive change in their respective professions.

My Bio: My name is Alexa Carter and I am very excited to be serving as your Director of Outreach and Community Engagement. I am a third year pharmacy student as well as an avid Cougar fan. I completed three years of pharmacy pre-requisites at WSU Pullman before entering pharmacy school. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy riding my horse, spending time with friends and family, golfing and doing anything outdoors.

Contact Me: spok.aswsu.out@wsu.edu

ASWSUS executive staff


The Legislative branch consists of the Student Senate. These senators are elected each spring by the student body and any remaining seats are filled during a special election during Fall semester. Senate seats are allocated on a proportional basis; meaning the more students enrolled in a program, the more senators there are from that program. The Senate is oversaw by the Vice President.

Senators for the 2013-2014 academic year are:


  • Anne Louise Male Ervik
  • Alexandra Palmer
  • Tristan Jenkins


  • Nicole Brustkern
  • Taylor Boyd
  • Teresa Snook


  • Rebecca Ly
  • Nicole Roberts


  • Caitlyn Cordrey


  • Brendan Warwick


  • Kameron Firouzi


  • Adrian Espindola

Criminal Justice

  • Josiah Surface

At Large Members

  • Naz Tesfay
  • Sean Leonard
  • Emilio Sulpizio


Becoming a committee member is an amazing way for student to become more involved and have their voices heard on campus. Committee members will be appointed by the ASWSUS President for the 2013-2014 academic year during fall semester To serve on a committee, please submit the CougSync application here  by September 16, 2013. The following committees are open:


Travel Grant Committee

4 student members who will work with fellow members on this committee to determine eligible students and award amounts. Expected time commitment is 4-8 hours for the academic year.

Elections Committee

Members on this committee will interpret the guidelines for elections outlined in the Constitutiona and By-Laws to conduct the 2014-2015 elections. All violations will go through the Elections Committee to determine whether or not rules were abided by. Expected time commitment is 6-10 hours for the academic year.

S&A Fee Committee

The S&A Fee Committee requires six students to serve on this committee with three undergraduate and three graduate representatives. Members are responsible to interpret the S&A Fee spending guidelines and allocate S&A Fees and Reserves accordingly to groups and organizations requesting support. Expected time commitment is 10-14 hours for the academic year.

Senate Budget Committee

Members on this committee will help monitor the ASWSUS budget for events and programming put on by the Executive Branch. This committee will also help allocate funding requests from Registered Student Organizations. RSOs will present their requests for approval to this committee. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hour meetings every other week.

Senate Programming Committee

Members on this committee will help plan and execute events and programming provided by ASWSUS. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hour meetings every other week and attendance at various events.

Senate Rules and Administration Committee

Members on this committee will monitor the rules and By-Laws of ASWSUS. This committee is also responsible for setting the agenda for the Senate by taking in requests from both the Budget and Programming Committee. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hour meetings every other week.

Safety Committee

One student will work with WSUS staff to address safety concerns on WSU's campus and how to improve and implements safety measures.

Art Committee

Two students will work to help select art projects for the campus as a whole but with focus on the new Medical Science Building

Blood Drive Committee

Two student will work in conjuction with an INBC representative and staff member Becki Meehan to plan more blood drives and increase student involvement and donation.

Campus Sustainability Committee

One student will work to ensure that sustainable practices such a recycling, alternative transportation etc are being utilized on our campus

Commute Trip Reduction

Two student members will work with staff to offer alternative and public forms of transportation more available to WSUS students.

Diversity Committee

One student will work with the committee to implement diversity awareness and appreciation as well as ensuring programs and resources are available to a diversity of students.

Parking Committee

One student will work with Riverpoint parking services to discuss greivances and issues relating to parking availability on our campus.

Riverpoint Technology Advisory Committee

One student member will work with the IT staff to address student technology needs on the Riverpoint campus.

Wellness Committee

Two students will work to asses the unique health related needs of our students and how to encourage a sense of emotional, physical and mental wellbeing at WSUS.


2012-2013 Executive Board

Executive board 2012-2013

L to R: Dan Tran: Media, Yara Nouisser: Outreach, Lindsey Schaffer: President, AnnAlise Nelson:Events and Planning, Jay Liu:Chief of Staff, Lisa Garza:Vice President. Not pictured: Dana Dweik: Legislative Affairs


2010-2011 Executive Board

Executive board 2010-2011

(left to right) Todd Keatts: President, Camila Obniski: Director of Media and Technology, Holly Burke: Director of Legislative Affairs, Dylan Jones: Director of Events and Programming, Geetha Gujjarlapudi: Chief of Staff, Brad Demmert: Vice President


2010-2011 Senate

2010-2011 Senate

(left to right) Katie Talbot (Pro-Tempore), Parin Bhakta, Brad Demmert, Jonathan Dillow, Jeff Gertsch, Christine Caldejon, Smith Thomas, Sandra Hong, Shawna Hruby, Sanaz Farzan


2009-2010 Executive Board

2009-2010 Executive Board

(back row from left) Geetha Gujjarlapudi: Chief of Staff, Kayla Simons: Vice President, Jessica Moore: President, Dylan Jones: Director of Media and Outreach, and Andrew Helm: Director of Legislative Affairs.

(front row from left) Camila Obniski: Director of Technology and Christine Shook: Director of Events and Programming


2008-2009 Executive Board

2008-2009 Executive Board

President: Josh Donaldson

Vice President: Manpreet Chahal

Events Coordinator: Jillian Sampson

Scott McLeod

Derrick Eberle

Dalari Fales


2007-2008 Executive Board

2007-2008 Executive Board

President: Laird Rasmussen

Vice President: Jason Doss

Media Coordinator: Dave Villeneuve

Treasurer: Alesya Oleynik

Events Coordinator: Josh Donaldson


2006-2007 Executive Board (not pictured)

President: Carson Schultz

Vice President: Hope Gordon

Media Coordinator: Michael Murry

Teana Cramer

Andrea Brizee


Location: Student Academic Center (SAC) 111

Phone: 509-358-7921

Fax: 509-358-7538 (please include a cover sheet)

Email: spok.aswsu@wsu.edu

Office Hours:

Monday   10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday   10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday   9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday   9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday   8:00am- 4:00pm

 The ASWSUS Office is open to serve you, please stop in if you need assistance.



Katie Gilsdorf, Student Involvement Coordinator

Location: SAC 130D

Phone: (509) 358-7570

 Email: katie.gilsdorf@wsu.edu