Oakes Senate Chairs 2020-2021

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    Senate Co-Chair

    Dyanna Carolina Rodriguez

    She/Her

    "Hello Oakes Folxs! I am a second year History and Latin American/Latinx Studies double major. I am a Sagittarius and a fun fact about me is that I've visited three countries outside the US! (Mexico, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico) I am excited to help you find resources you all need to be successful in your academic journey and provide Oakes Folxs with community, even if we are virtual :))"

    The Oakes Senate Co-Chair is charged with fulfillment of the Oakes Student Senate mission and the Oakes College mission statement. As facilitator of the Oakes Student Senate, the Oakes Senate Chair works closely with the Senate Advisor and Oakes College Administration. The Senate Chair is tasked with the coordinated logistical operation of the Oakes Student Senate. The Senate Chair also develops the weekly agendas of the Oakes Student Senate meetings.

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    Senate Co-Chair

    Maria Dolores Castillo

    She/Her/Ella

    "Hello everyone! I am a third year, Politics and Legal Studies Double-Major. My astrological sign is Capricorn. A fun fact about me is that I love color coding everything (ranging from my notes to my closet). Something I am really excited about for my position is seeing all the goals and visions that my team and I have envisioned for Oakes Senate be accomplished throughout the year. I know we are going to represent Oakes in the best way possible and really embody Oakes College’s Theme: Communicating Diversity For A Just Society. Ooooooakes!!"

    The Oakes Co-Senate Chair is charged with fulfillment of the Oakes Student Senate mission and the Oakes College mission statement. As facilitator of the Oakes Student Senate, the Oakes Senate Chair works closely with the Senate Advisor and Oakes College Administration. The Senate Chair is tasked with the coordinated logistical operation of the Oakes Student Senate. The Senate Chair also develops the weekly agendas of the Oakes Student Senate meetings.

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    Chair of Records

    Emilio Pacheco

    He/Him/His

    "Hey y'all! I'm currently majoring in MCD Biology and I'm an aquarrius. Fun fact about myself is that I'm left handed and from the Lone Star state (Texas). I'm looking forward to learning more about my position as Chair of Records and aquaint myself with scheduling events for the great Oakes community.

    I also hope to collaborate with all my senate chair members to make this term a successful and fullfilling year for all Oakes students! OOOAAAKES!!"

    The Chair of Records is responsible for recording and archiving an accurate and detailed account of all Oakes Senate meetings.

    The Chair of Records is also responsible for maintaining communication throughout the Oakes Student Senate. Meeting minutes will be distributed by the Chair of Records on a weekly basis to all Senate members as well as the Oakes Community at large through public postings.

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    Treasurer

    Karina Gutierrez

    She/Her/Hers

    "Second-year, proposed Human Biology Major. My astrological sign is sagittarius. Fun fact: I love coffee. I am really excited to be Chair of Finances because I love budgets and I want to support the Oakes community with making allocations responsibly and sustainably."

    The Oakes Senate Treasurer is responsible for monitoring and maintaining an accurate account of the Oakes Student Senate financial state. The Treasurer is also responsible for introducing and monitoring funding proposals submitted to the Oakes Student Senate in a timely manner, as well as responding to groups concerning the status of their proposals. The Treasurer will submit a quarterly financial record for the Secretary to be placed in the Oakes Student Senate records.

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    Event Coordinator

    Jose Gomez

    He/Him/His

    "Hi everyone my name is Jose Gomez, and I am one of your event chairs. I am a second year combined major in Politics & LALS. My astrological sign is a Taurus, and a fun fact about me is that I have travelled to to 11 states and lived in 4. Something that I am excited about this position is to learn from my peers as to find ways to do my part to help my Oakes community. I look forward to planning out events for Oakes and meeting new folks during my time serving Oakes."

    The Event Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and leadership of all Oakes Student Senate hosted events. The Event Coordinator is also responsible for all logistics concerning an Oakes Student Senate hosted event, including communication among the Oakes Student Senate.

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    Chair of Internal Communications

    Noah Chavez

    He/Him

    "I am a 3rd year psychology major transfer from UCR. I am an Aquarius sun with Gemini moon and Cancer rising. I love listening to music in my spare time and practicing bass guitar. I am really excited about getting to know my fellow Oakes members better and being apart of my college’s senate, being able to contribute to the school"

    The Chair of Internal Communications is responsible for recording Senate events. They are responsible for documenting the circumstances of Senate events, capturing images and video of the events, and publicizing them for the purpose of informing the Oakes community of Senate's undertakings.

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    Chair of Public Relations

    Julissa Velasquez

    She/Her/Ella

    "Hi everybody! I'm a first-year frosh, and my proposed major is currently Sociology. A fun fact about me is that I hate bananas and have not tried them since I was a kid. I am a Scorpio sun, Scorpio moon, and Sagittarius rising! I'm excited to get to know and connect with new people, especially the incoming Oakes students. :)"

    The Chair of Public Relations is responsible for maintaining and updating the Oakes Student Senate public posting board. The Chair of Public Relations is also responsible for the production of all Senate related publicity.

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    Co-Librarian

    Britney Zuniga

    She/They

    "MCD Biology, Libra, I am excited to provide students with resources that are essential for college success."

    The Co-Librarian is responsible of managing the Bibliokaes Lending Library. Students can request to borrow reading material for classes or for recreational purposes from the librarian using this form.

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    Co-Librarian

    Jose Marquez Cuevas

    He/Him/El

    "4th-Year; Latin American and Latinx Studies/Politics & Legal Studies; Virgo; I have studied in Spain during the Summer 2018 thanks to a national program that was co-organized by the U.S. Council of Opportunity in Education (COE); As the Biblioakes Co-Librarian, I am excited to cultivate new ways to ensure students have accessibility to materials that will help them thrive academically and professionally."

    The Co-Librarian is responsible of managing the Bibliokaes Lending Library. Students can request to borrow reading material for classes or for recreational purposes from the librarian using this form.

  • Oakes Student Senate officer positions are elected at the end of Winter Quarter. Officers serve yearly terms starting in Spring Quarter and ending in the following academic year's Winter Quarter. Oakes Student Senate representative positions are elected at the beginning of Fall Quarter. Representatives serve yearly terms starting Fall Quarter and ending at the end of the Spring Quarter of the same academic year.

  • Oakes Senate Representatives

  • SUA Representatives

    All New SUA members to be announced soon!!

    The Student Union Assembly Representatives are required to attend both Oakes Student Senate weekly meetings and SUA weekly meetings. Reps are tasked with keeping the Oakes Student Senate informed with campus issues addressed by SUA as well as serving as a voice for the Oakes Community for SUA by voting on SUA issues on behalf of the Oakes Student Senate. SUA Reps are required to fulfill any commitments as it pertains to the Oakes Community from SUA.

  • Academic Senate Representative

    The Student Academic Senate Representative is required to attend both Oakes Student Senate weekly meetings and all Academic Senate meetings. Reps are tasked with keeping the Oakes Student Senate informed of campus issues addressed by the Academic Senate as well as serving as a voice for the Oakes Community for the Academic Senate. The Academic Senate Rep is required to fulfill any commitments as it pertains to the Oakes Community from the Academic Senate.

  • SCOC Representative

    The Student Committee On Committees Representative is required to attend both Oakes Student Senate weekly meetings and all SCOC meetings. Reps are tasked with keeping the Oakes Student Senate informed of campus issues addressed by the SCOC. SCOC Reps are also required to inform the Oakes Community of vacant Committee positions and actively recruit within the Oakes Community to fill those positions.

  • SUGB Representative

    The Student Union Governance Board Representative is required to attend both Oakes Student Senate weekly meetings and all SUGB meetings. Reps are tasked with keeping the Oakes Student Senate informed of campus issues addressed by the SUGB. SUGB rep is required to fuifill an commitments as it pertains to the Oakes Community from the SUGB.