May 13, 2009 by Donyelle Kesler NMSU News Center
The Associated Students of New Mexico State University are under new leadership, as the recently elected president and vice president begin serving their one-year terms.
Travis Dulany will be taking on the role of president while Jeffrey Oxford will fulfill the duties of vice president. Both students have been active members of ASNMSU and held previous titles within the organization.
Dulany, who will be a graduate student in the fall, was sworn in to office on May 1, closing out his term as vice president and taking on the leading job in the organization. He gained majority support in the elections held March 16-20, and won the presidential title in a run-off election held April 1-3.
Dulany has been active with ASNMSU since his sophomore year, serving as senator for arts and sciences, vice president, and student lobbyist and was part of the university wide committee on plagiarism. As president, Dulany will serve as chair of the student fee review board.
During his term, Dulany plans to fight for lower tuition and student fees and increase work study to make sure there are recurring funds to all schools in the state. He has already helped bring back Crimson Cab, which provides secure transportation for students around the campus and community, and plans to expand the program to make the service available to students during breaks and holidays.
“The president has a big say in university decisions. The regents are trusting me to be the voice of the students and as president I’m going to make sure that our student concerns are heard” Dulany said.
Oxford, a sophomore double majoring in international business and finance, began work with ASNMSU as a roadrunner his first semester of college. He was elected as a college of business senator and also served as the sergeant at arms of the senate and participated on the intramural policy board and a special committee on a student memorial.
As vice president, Oxford will serve as a link between the ASNMSU executive and legislative branches. It will be his responsibility to lead the senate in the right direction and make sure that issues are not neglected.
Oxford’s plans as vice president include strengthening the relationship between the senate and the executive staff, and clarifying the duty and role of the senate to student organizations while helping them understand funding opportunities and processes.
Dulany and Oxford will be working closely to coordinate funding for student events and programs. The two will hold their titles until spring 2010.
ASNMSU serves as the student government of the university in three branches: legislative, judicial and executive. The organization is committed to delivering valuable services and programs to the students of NMSU.