BRIEF: Plans for ASO after president impeachment

The Associated Students Organization (ASO)  is working toward finding a new president after the impeachment of Angel Orellana

At the Academic Senate meeting on Monday, Treasurer Brandon Le addressed the impeachment.

“Even though we’ve had a rocky start this semester, our entire senate is still enthusiastic and ready to go despite that problematic event,” Le said.

The ASO presidential seat will remain vacant for the time being however.

“We still have yet to figure out who is going to be the next president and what not,” Le said.

Dean of Student Engagement Juan Carlos Astorga explained that ASO operates in the same way as other elective bodies.

“When the president steps down or is impeached, the bylaws in the constitution require that the vice president be elevated to the presidency,” said Astorga. “Now if the vice president doesn’t want to move up, then the position is open to anyone within the ASO Senate.”

Vice President Stephanie Lopez commented that she does not want to be ASO president. As a result, the presidential position will be open to anyone on the ASO senate. 

Lopez also said that ASO is currently focusing on their new senators rather than on finding a new president. 

“We’re still in the process of interviewing our new senators and hopefully next Tuesday we will swear them in,” Lopez said. “But as for the presidential vacancy, we’re still working on it. We’ve had group discussions on it.”

Student Engagement Coordinator & Counselor Lara Conrady Wong said that the presidency issue will be discussed in future ASO meetings.