ASO Executive Board
2013-14 ASO Officers
The ASO election was held on April 29 and 30, 2013 and the ballots were counted on May 1, 2013.
Here are your ASO leaders:
President: LaMont Jackson
Career Objective: Program Director, Parish Foundation
Upon my arrival to Southwest in the fall of 2011, I wanted to get involved with the student body government to help students succeed. Today, I’m part of the Trio Scholars Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and an ambassador for the Passage Program.
As president, with the support of my ASO Executive Board, staff and faculty, I plan to increase student engagement, inspire more students to graduate, and help cultivate stronger relationships within the larger community. I believe the students at Southwest have the talent to reach their full academic potential.
As told to me by actor Larry “St. Louis” McCoy:
“If you listen, you’re going to learn. If you learn, you’re going to win. I don’t know about you, but I want to be in front, not the back. On top – not the bottom.”
Executive Vice President: Roy P. Fontenot, II
Career Objective: Petroleum Engineering
I enrolled in Southwest in the summer of 2011 and immediately noticed areas where I believed I could help students. To assist my fellow students and contribute to their individual academic success, I became a math and English tutor. I also worked in the matriculation and assessment center. Despite these efforts – I wanted to serve on a higher level to enhance student success, so I became a student ambassador for programs like, Passage, Phi Theta Kappa and S.T.E.M.
My ultimate goal is to help engage students and enhance learning options. Collectively working together, I believe ASO and the students can improve our learning environment and refine our academic strengths.
“Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum.” (I doubt therefore I think, I think therefore I am)
~Rene Descartes (1596- 1650)
Administrative Vice President: Eric D. Lee, II
Career Objective: Business Management
I am a strong and charismatic individual, and I am willing to exceed expectations to accomplish my goals. I want to obtain my A.A from Southwest, a B.A. from UC Merced, a masters and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley to become a leader in business management. Ultimately, I want to be a Professional Registered Parliamentarian on a national level and own a corporation dedicated to the advancement of urban youth in Southern California.
As Administrative Vice President, I want to better serve students and help student government stay on the right path. With my previous position as the ASO Chief Justice, I also want to provide more structure and organization to the Inter-Club Council.
My advice to students is:
“Dream big and don’t allow anything to get in the way of what you wish to accomplish. I have faced many obstacles in my career but I still fight to live on and acquire skills that will make me competitive in life. Also, it is one thing to be successful, but it is another to become successful and then help others achieve their dreams.”
Treasurer: Kenneth Reyes
Career Objective: Economics
I’m a first generation student and the youngest in my family to attend college. Economics is an area of interest I have wanted to pursue for some time. I want to learn strategies to help struggling companies thrive in their local markets and keep businesses from filing for bankruptcy.
I plan to transfer by fall 2014 to a college of my choice, preferably a University of California campus. My goals for the ASO include raising awareness about the importance of transferring to a four-year college and bringing more campus events for students to enjoy.
Executive Secretary: Monique Cardwell
Career Objective: Nursing
I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother who loves her family.
I am an easy, outgoing person who loves to help others. I believe that education is the key to success, so I’m striving to build a better foundation for myself and my family. While attending Southwest, I have served in the Black Student Union, Students Helping Students, and Future Business Leaders. I am looking forward to obtaining my B.S. in Nursing. I’m always concerned about the well-being of others and I like to be able to assist them in any way I can. I am looking forward to serving the students and making this a successful year with ASO.