The Executive Branch is composed of the President, Vice President, and Cabinet department members. Each Department is run by a Director, and if applicable, Deputy Director(s) and Ambassador(s). The President, Vice President, Directors, and Deputy Directors are paid positions. All Departments are funded through the executive budget and are allocated a set amount of funds for programming and services.



Office of the President


Josué “Josh” Silva

2017-2018 ASCSU President

A Letter from the President…

Welcome to ASCSU!
My name is Josh Silva and I am honored to serve as the Student Body President this year. As the President of the Associated Students of Colorado State University, I welcome you to the representative government of more than 32,000 individuals on campus.

I am a first-generation American, and I chose to get involved in ASCSU and run for President because I am a strong believer in the power of individuals to make a positive change in the community and enhance the lives of all students in our community at CSU. This year, we will advocate for issues that improve the lives of all students, from technology to safe transportation to housing to the game day experience at the new on-campus stadium.

Any CSU student registered with at least one credit is part of ASCSU, so ASCSU is YOUR office. You are a part of a student body with a rich and longstanding history of representing students at the local, state, and national level. ASCSU serves the student body by representing students’ needs, wants, and interests to the administration, faculty, government representatives, and various campus partners and stakeholders. ASCSU represents all of these things for students through a multitude of ways, including:

  • Overseeing the allocation of more than $56 million in student fees through the Student Fee Review Board
  • Lobbying at the state legislature
  • Representing CSU students at the CSU System Board of Governors meetings and events
  • Working with Faculty Council to produce positive academic changes for students
  • Funding student organization programs and events through the Board for Student Organization Funding
  • Collaborating with the Alternative Transportation Fee Advisory Board (ATFAB) to provide sustainable alternative transportation for students to campus and around the City of Fort Collins

ASCSU is always here to represent students and listen to opinions and concerns. We are here to protect, inspire, engage, educate, and represent all students at Colorado State University. Get involved and make an impact!


Michael Wells

2017-2018 ASCSU Vice President

A Letter from the Vice President…

Hello to all of my fellow rams! This year is a year to be remembered at CSU. We have the chance to see many new buildings open up this year, we get to meet an entire new set of Rams in the fall, and we will continue on our path to excellence. As your student body Vice President I am here to make every student, staff, and community member feel welcome. I want everybody to smile at least once this year knowing that Colorado State University is their home. As always, go rams, go CSU, and most importantly go – YOU!

Cole Wise
Chief of Staff ’17-’18

The ASCSU Chief of Staff is responsible for maintaining the order of the ASCSU Executive office at the discretion of the ASCSU President and Vice President. The Chief of Staff will also act as a representative of the President and Vice President of ASCSU when required. It is important that the Chief of Staff is familiar

Work Cell: (970) 305-6301

Baylee Lakey
Deputy Chief of Staff ’17-’18

The ASCSU Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for assisting the Chief of Staff in a managerial capacity and ensuring the well-functioning of the office. The Deputy Chief of Staff will also be the Press Secretary for ASCSU.

Work Cell: (970) 217-2593

Interested in Changing Something on Campus?

One avenue to effect change on campus is through legislation. Any student is eligible to write their own legislation, but you can also contact a Senator to help you write it. Through legislation, the Administration of Colorado State University can hear your voice. Additionally, contacting a member of the Executive Branch can help to direct you to the right person.

Interested in Getting Involved?

Senate Sessions are held every Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers (LSC Room 204). All members of the community are welcome to attend.

For more information about joining the executive branch, please email ascsu_campus_engagement@mail.colostate.edu.

Contact the Office

For additional questions regard the Legislative Branch, Senate Sessions, or anything else related to ASCSU, please ask! Either stop by our office in the Lory Student Center (Room 206) or call our front desk at (970) 491-5931.