Alexander Wilfert for President
This upcoming year, we will have an entirely new Chancellor and university administration. As your next ASUC President, my main priority is to re-establish shared governance between the administration and students by setting a new precedent for student-chancellor relations. In order to seize this historic opportunity for students, I will hold the Chancellor accountable through regular, public forms of communication, be that a weekly blog post or monthly Fireside Chats; establish monthly meetings between the ASUC President and the Chancellor; and regularly invite the Chancellor to Senate meetings and Graduate Assembly meetings. Furthermore, I will demand proper student representation on search committees for vice chancellors.
With the change in national administration and its impact on campus climate, it is my responsibility as your next ASUC President to address consequential student needs and concerns. I will establish a Presidential Advisory Council that includes Presidents from umbrella campus organizations such as the Engineering Student Council, Greek Councils, and multicultural recruitment and retention umbrella organizations. By facilitating monthly meetings, this body will increase the unity of campus action and organizing, especially during such uncertain times. I will also work with the External Affairs Vice President to advocate for a sanctuary state. Lastly, I will hire a counselor who will assist current or former refugee students with academic, mental, and physical needs.
As a low-income student myself, I will propel basic needs initiatives at the university administration level. I will take advantage of my intimate relationship with the university administration to drive the development of student housing to the forefront of the 150th anniversary capital campaign. Additionally, I will apply to CACSSF to launch a Food Security Fund that will provide up to 5 complimentary monthly meals at the dining commons for Pell Grant recipients.
External Affairs Vice President* (August 2016-Present) Delegation Leader* (November 2016)
Associated Students of the University of California UC Students of Color Conference
Senator* (August 2015-August 2016) Chair* (August 2015-August 2016)
Associated Students of the University of California ASUC Financial Wellness Commission
Board Member* (August 2016-Present) Member* (August 2015-August 2016)
University of California Student Association ASUC Senate Finance Committee
Founder, Student Representative* (October 2016-Present) Member* (August 2015-August 2016)
City of Berkeley-Student Relations Committee Educational Equity and Excellence Fund
Co-Facilitator* (August 2016-Present) Mayor’s Commissioner* (2015)
Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Student-Neighbor Relations Human Welfare and Community Action Commission, City of Berkeley
Student Representative* (October 2016-Present) Member* (2015)
Student Advisory Council on Financial Aid & Education UC Berkeley Food Security Committee
Student Representative* (August 2016-Present) Student Worker* (October 2015-March 2016)
Academic Senate Committee for Undergraduate Scholarships, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Honors, & Financial Aid
President* (September 2014-May 2015)
*Titles for identification purposes only Bowles Hall Association