It’s not too late to vote for student leaders for the upcoming term. The election opened last weekend and will run through midnight Saturday. Voting is online only. Student who want to vote need to log on to Class Web and click the link for student elections.
Eric Pineda, president
Pineda said he’s running to make life simpler for students.
“Being here for the past year, I noticed and spoke with many students about their community college experience. There were many opinions of campus life, good or bad. I want to better those opinions,” he said.
Pineda said he understands how crucial communication is, and added that he’s adaptable in difficult situations.
Francisco J. Olveda, president
“I would like to create opportunities for students who are looking to transfer to a university or enter the work force, such as internships and volunteer programs,” Olveda said. “I am hard working, dependable and adaptive. I have six years working in customer service (and) communication.”
He added that he can meet deadlines and offers excellent computer and communication skills.
Angela-Gussi Toledo, vice president, running unopposed
“I’m running for vice president because I want to improve Las Positas so that future students seeking higher education won’t have to suffer the current obstacles we face today,” Toledo said, adding she hopes make textbooks cheaper, to lower food prices in the cafeteria, and to increasing student government involvement on campus.”
Zackary Jacob Moore, director of legislation, running unopposed
Moore said he’s running to have an impact. He said he brings “a positive attitude to get the students body more involved,” and that he hopes “to bring a level of professionalism and organization to the student body.”
Ka Hei (Karen) Lau, director of events
“As an ASLPC officer, I can meet all the students in the campus and also learn many things through helping them solve their problems,” Lau said. “If I can be an ASLPC officer I will try my best to help the students convey their voice to the college and make a better college for them.”
Nancy Quach, director of events
Quach said she’s running “to create fun and exciting events for the students of LPC,” adding “I will bring my leadership and planning skills from my past experiences to create a better environment for LPC.”
Joshua M. Moore, director of communications
Moore said he’s running “to make as much of a difference as is within my power at Las Positas,” as well as improving the college and to hone his leadership skills.
He added he offers a strong work ethic and a sharp eye for detail.
Tsz Shan (Christy) Fong, director of communications
Fong said she hopes to facilitate a better relationship between students and teachers, and to provide a better environment (for education).
“Because of my Asian and international background, I hope I can represent (their) voices and make the student government to be more multicultural.”
Matthew Garcia, student trustee
Garcia said he’s one of the few people in student government over the last two year to survey students.
“If I am elected I will work hard to keep students best interest in mind and talk to students to see what changes they would like to see. And keep in them in the loop with ongoing changes to the system.”
Zainab Dogar, student trustee
Dogar said she wants “to help make LPC a more enjoyable and positive environment rather than simply an ordeal that takes us to the next institution.” Dogar added that she’s an active and well-informed member of the Tri-Valley and LPC community, who loves to reach out to strangers.
Branden Hayden Byrne, ICC Chair
Byrne said his leadership experience and abilities will allow him to “positively impact the student body at Las Positas and be a voice for the students.”
He said he’s spent three years as a senator and in other roles as member and leader, including current president of the Sports Task Force.
“In these roles. I have been able to display my leadership and planning.”
Steven du Pont, ICC Chair
du Pont said he’s running “because I am already active in many clubs and I’ve spent a significant time already taking all the opportunities the various clubs offered me, and I see the position as a way to give back.”
He said he sees himself as a new face with new ideas to bring changes that others have overlooked.