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Student Government

The Associated Students of Yakima Valley College is comprised of all registered YVC students, have a voice through their student government to assure that student issues and concerns are heard. YVC offers opportunities for students to get involved in student government at both the Yakima and Grandview campuses.

Associate Students of YVC (ASYVC)

The ASYVC Senate, which is composed of a student representative from each recognized club and program, speaks on behalf of students regarding campus policies and procedures. The ASYVC Student Government has eight officer positions paid by the Associated Students of YVC. Three are elected, and five are hired. The ASYVC Student Government coordinates programs and activities and facilitates disbursement of student funds, which exceed $500,000 annually. The ASYVC Student Government represents YVC students on state and national levels and teaches leadership, management, and planning skills.

Grandview Student Council (GSC)

YVC Grandview Campus students are represented by the Grandview Student Council (GSC) while attending classes on the YVC Grandview Campus. Grandview Student Council has five positions paid by the Associated Students of YVC; two are elected and three are hired. Student government provides activities and events to enhance students’ lives while attending YVC, learn leadership and organizational skills, and represent YVC Grandview Campus students at various local, regional, and state levels.

ASYVC Senate

The ASYVC Senate is the governing body for students at YVC recognized by the District Board of Trustees. The ASYVC Senate is comprised of the ASYVC Student Government and one representative from each ASYVC club and program. The ASYVC Senate meets every Monday 12:30-1pm in the HUB MLK Room on the Yakima Campus (except the first week of each quarter and finals week).

Associate Students of YVC (ASYVC) Yakima Campus

Elizabeth Stavros
Elizabeth StavrosPresident
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.4889
The ASYVC President is responsible for the management of ASYVC operations, implementations of policies, and working cooperatively in the best interest of the students with the faculty, administration, staff, and Board of Trustees.
Alisha McNeil
Alisha McNeilVice President
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.4889
The ASYVC Vice President is responsible for overseeing ASYVC elections, working with clubs and serves as acting President in the absence of the President.
Emily Geer
Emily GeerSecretary
Building 9, Room 145, 509.574.4891
The ASYVC Secretary is responsible for performing secretarial services for the ASYVC office, Executive Board, Senate, and other ASYVC areas.
Cora Jongeward
Cora JongewardTreasurer
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.4736
The ASYVC Treasurer serves as chairperson of the ASYVC S&A Fee Budget Committee, monitors budget appropriations and expenditures, and establishes a working relationship with clubs to discuss their budget status.
Jamie De La Paz
Jamie De La PazDirector of Public Relations
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.6800 ext 3212
The ASYVC Director of Public Relations is responsible for raising student awareness of campus activities and events. Duties include: managing sign posting requests, sign and flyer distribution and posting, regulation of ASYVC bulletin boards and kiosks, design and creation of advertisement, designing and producing The Yak student newsletter!
Isaiah Lopez
Isaiah LopezLead Student Ambassador
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.6800 ext 3175
The ASYVC Lead Student Ambassador is responsible for training student volunteers to give tours of campus, speaks to various groups on and off campus about the college and organizes the annual Open Campus Visit event in spring.
Jasmine James
Jasmine JamesProgrammer
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.6800 ext 3204
The ASYVC Programmers are responsible for planning, organizing, and helping to run on-campus activities and programs. Programmers are also voting members of the ASYVC Senate and Executive Board.
Perla Chavez
Perla ChavezProgrammer
Building 9, Room 144, 509.574.6800 ext 3122
The ASYVC Programmers are responsible for planning, organizing, and helping to run on-campus activities and programs. Programmers are also voting members of the ASYVC Senate and Executive Board.

Grandview Student Council (GSC) Grandview Campus

Nicholas Mejia
Nicholas MejiaPresident
The GSC President is responsible for the management of GSC operations and working cooperatively in the best interest of the students with the faculty, administration, staff, and Board of Trustees.
Leah Shenyer
Leah ShenyerVice President
The GSC Vice President is responsible for overseeing GSC elections, working with clubs and serves as acting President in the absence of the GSC President.
Vacant
VacantSecretary
The GSC Secretary is responsible for performing secretarial services for the GSC office.
Emily Wilkins
Emily WilkinsProgrammer
The GSC Programmer is responsible for planning, organizing, and helping to run on-campus activities and programs.
Andrew Whittaker
Andrew WhittakerAmbassador
The GSC Student Ambassador is responsible for giving tours of campus and speaks to various groups on and off campus about the college.

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2016-2017 Executive Board

2016-2017 Senate