THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE IS THE MOST VISIBLE AND AUTHORITATIVE SPOKESPERSON FOR ASCSU. THEY MANAGE THE BUSINESS ON THE FLOOR AND NAVIGATE LEGISLATIVE RULES, STRUCTURING ASCSU DEBATES IN A WAY THAT WILL ADVANTAGE THEIR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES. THEY ALSO OVERSEE EVERYTHING FROM ACCOUNTING TO PROCUREMENT FOR THE SENATE. FURTHERMORE, THE SPEAKER DETERMINES THE ASCSU LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PUBLIC, COMMITTEES, THE PRESIDENT, AND THE SENATE.
My name is Christian Dykson. I am proud, honored, and humbled to address you as the 50th Speaker of the ASCSU Senate, and I am so thankful for this opportunity to serve you, listen to you, and make change for you. I am in my second year, majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Natural Resource Economics and Spanish. I am committed to creating an ecosystem of love, dignity, and respect, where every person is valued, empowered, and heard. I realize if I don’t know you, your story, and your needs, then I can’t authentically and honestly serve you, which is why I am making outreach my primary emphasis for the 50th Senate. I want to hear your story, your concerns, and your hopes for our university. Your voice matters. I am elected not to project my own voice, but to serve as a vessel that shares the stories and lived experiences of others. You now have a friend and ally in student government, will you join us in the movement?