The Associated Students of Westminster
Westminster College's Student Government
Every student currently enrolled for two (2) or more credit hours is automatically a member of the Associated Students of Westminster. ASW is led by the Student Board and includes the following five branches; ASW Executive, ASW Events, ASW Clubs, ASW Senate, and ASW Judicial. ASW sponsors a wide range of social, cultural, and educational programs, which include dances, lectures, concerts, and community service. Authority and power are established and granted respectively to ASW by the Board of Trustees of Westminster College.
The mission of Associated Students of Westminster (ASW) is to:
- Promote shared governance on campus
- Develop a sense of community
- Facilitate better communication with the faculty, staff, administration, and the board of trustees
- Enrich the lives of students attending the college
- Provide leadership, training, and opportunities for students
- Provide a forum for student concerns
The ASW office is located in the Shaw Student Center.
The Executive branch of ASW represents the student body and coordinates with each individual branch. Additionally, the Executive branch oversees all advertising and financial decisions of ASW.
President, Brendan Sudberry
Brendan Sudberry is currently a senior from Las Vegas, NV studying communication and justice studies. After moving to Salt Lake City in 2018 with sights set on a theatre education, Brendan's academic and career plans shifted when exposed to the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement and the worlds of nonprofits and public service. During his time at Westminster, Brendan has worked to enrich individual student experiences and the larger Westminster experience as a whole through his work as a Griffin Orientation leader, ASW Clubs President, Office of Admissions lead fellow, and more. When not on campus, Brendan enjoys seeking out new hiking trails, exploring new coffee shops, patronizing the local arts scene, and spending time with friends. Brendan is also a first-generation college student and proud member of the Honors College.
Vice President, Deaun Saxby
Deaun Saxby is a current senior majoring in finance. She is the 2021-22 Student Body Vice President. Along with Student Government, her passions are event planning and community activism. She likes to stay actively involved in the community: this year, she is involved in BSU (Black Student Union) at Westminster, she is on the board for a non-profit called D.I.V.A (Diversity.Inclusion.Values.Action), and she is the Events and Outreach Director at UCCD (Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy). Deaun is looking forward to making changes as VP and working closely with Brendan (President) to uplift the student body and reconnect with students through ASW.
Executive Creative Director, Isaac Cortés
Isaac is a current junior majoring in communication and business. He is a first generation student from Park City, Utah and enjoys film, nature, and staying creative. In his free time he likes to learn, cook, and chill with homies. Life is pretty lit for this youngster.
Director of Budget and Accounting, Reid Neal
Originally from Mississippi, Reid Neal is a United States Air Force veteran who is pursuing his degree as a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies (expected completion Spring 2022). During his undergraduate studies, he is working with the University Valuation Group, a student led valuation consultancy, and for Westminster’s Center for Financial Wellness.
Events is the branch of ASW that coordinates, plans, and oversees all student events, activities, and programs under the leadership of the Event’s President and Director of Programming. Working with the President and DoP, there are seven individual chairs and eight associate chairs that oversee specific areas and types of events. They are a dedicated group of students who want to provide the students of Westminster College with the best experience possible.
President, Ashlee Szwedko
Ashlee is a sophomore studying neuroscience on a pre-medical track. She is from Salt Lake City, Utah and enjoys hiking, dancing, and cheering. Aside from ASW, Ashlee is on the Westminster Spirit Team. She is excited to be serving as Events President and hopes to provide events that are engaging, inclusive, exciting.
Director of Programming, Maya RockwellThe Director of Programming mainly assists the asw.events President in the planning, overseeing, and implementation of student events, activities, and programs.
Maya (She/Her/Hers) is a senior studying Biology and Spanish. She is from White Salmon, WA in the Colum-bia River Gorge and enjoys skiing, windsurfing, and hiking. Maya is excited to be serving as the Director of Programming in her last year of school.
- Community Co-chair: Zia L’Ecuyer
- Community Co-chair: Vacant
- Fine Arts Co-chair: Carlie Hiatt
- Fine Arts Co-chair: Hanna Bartnicki
- Diversity Co-chair: Alex Johnson
- Diversity Co-chair: Julia Hovet
- International Co-chair: Deaun Saxby
- International Co-chair: Vacant
- Special Events Co-chair: Tabitha Edson
- Special Events Co-chair: Haleigh Burnitt
Contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you’d like to get involved with ASW Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senate is the policy making body of ASW and functions as the legislature for the student body’s concerns. Senators represent students with similar academic majors as well as school-years and work on committees to serve the needs of students.
Speaker of the Senate, Brynlie Green
Brynlie (Binnie) Green is a junior honors student and legacy scholar majoring in justice studies. She's from Syracuse, Utah and loves fashion, crochet, and being involved with her community. Her goals in ASW are to make sure that accessibility doesn't get lost in the transition back to an in-person campus, and to make sure that students are able to take full advantage of what ASW has to offer them. As the Speaker of Senate, she hopes to create a space within Senate where students feel like they hold the power and that their voices are heard. Please reach out to discuss issues concerning legislation or to find out how you can get involved.
Financial Oversight Committee
This Committee is responsible for all financial related matters in ASW.
- Senior Class Senator: Parker Nielson
- First-Year Senator: Ashton Smith
- Sophomore Class Senator: Negineh Asef
Student Relations and Communication Committee
- Sophomore Class Senator: Henry Pernichele
- Non-Traditional Senator: Alyson Pinkleman
Student Initiatives Committee
- Senior Class Senator: Ashton Marcouxl
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Non-Traditional Senator: Carla Arancibia
The Judicial Branch reviews all new club constitutions, enforces ASW guiding documents, and records office hours.
Chief Justice, Claire Mischel
Claire Mischel is a junior Biology student from Milbank, South Dakota. She is an active student ambassador on campus working in the Admissions office and on the orientation team. Outside of ASW, Claire is involved in Dance society, an avid skier and snowboarder, and has a love for the outdoors.
Associate Chief Justice, Justin Shadley
Justin is a third-year senior studying economics with a minor in political science. Before serving on the Judicial Council, he represented his class as a student senator for two terms. He is passionate about issues regarding labor rights and hopes to pursue graduate work in that field after his time at Westminster. In his free time, Justin enjoys exploring the beauties of Utah, listening to music, and discussing politics. Justin serves as the vice president for Delta Mu Delta and also works as the economics tutor and the research assistant for the Gore School of Business.
Associate Justice, Claire Mautz
Claire Mautz (she/her/hers) is a first-year from Presque Isle, Maine. She is majoring in History with hopes of attending law school following her undergraduate studies. She loves dancing, tumbling, and being in the mountains. Through Judicial Council, she’s excited to gain experience in dealings of law, as well as contribute to bettering the student experience.
Associate Justice, Emmajane Rankin
Emmajane Rankin is currently a sophomore at Westminster College. She’s also regularly called EJ so it’s possible that you may know her by that name too. She’s studying for a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish before ideally continuing on to law school. Some interesting facts about her are that she hates goat cheese, likes giant dogs, and thinks it’s pretty hard to introduce herself as a person on paper (she’s much better in person so feel free to walk up and chat with her if you ever see her around campus). Overall, Emmajane is excited to be serving on ASW JuCo this year and hopes that this year ends up being great despite the unique circumstances!
Associate Justice, Tommy Creigh
Tommy Creigh is a junior majoring in Economics with a pre-law emphasis and minoring in History. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, he is excited to become an active member within ASW through the Judicial Council. He hopes to help make ASW more politically engaging to the general student body, and has experience with policy research after participating in an intensive internship at Libertas Institute in Lehi, Utah. With a deep interest in the workings of the legal system, he hopes to apply that knowledge with regards to economics after undergraduate school.
Judicial Clerk, Angelica Rodriguez
Angelica Rodriguez (she,her,hers) is in her second year at Westminster college and this year will be her second time as a part of the ASW judicial branch. She is majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education. She is part of the legacy program as a first generation student and is also a mentor in the little Griffens program. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was raised here in Utah. She is very happy to have the opportunity to be a part of this group once again and is excited to see what’s in store for this year!
- Associate Chief Justice: Vacant
- Associate Justice: Vacant
- Associate Justice: Vacant
- Judicial Clerk: Vacant