Hayden Tanabe & Mara Ley - President & Vice President Candidates
“Piecing It Together”
1. “Orchestrating a Masterpiece” - Our Role in ASLMU
Hayden Tanabe sees the ASLMU Presidency as a continuation and expansion of the work he has fulfilled these past two years as RHA President. He was the first sophomore ever elected to this position, the first to hold two consecutive terms, and was recently named the Regional RHA President of the Year. Mara Ley brings extensive ASLMU experience, serving on committees, implementing initiatives as a Senator, and now running for Vice President. Additionally, Mara serves as the current President of Alpha Phi. Working in collaboration with key departments on campus from previous leadership experiences, they will unite students and departments to help spark the changes that students want to see on campus. Moreover, they are going to increase the access of resources like scheduling services and marketing outlets offered to all registered student organizations.
2. “Establishing the Framework” - Social Justice and Inclusion
The tangible plan is to have bi-weekly town hall meetings where students of all groups, backgrounds, and perspectives address the current climate of the community with ASLMU representatives present. By opening these communication channels on a consistent basis, Hayden and Mara find this the best way to understand their call to action in fostering the most inclusive community possible. Furthermore, with Mara’s experience as an environmental science major, Student Outreach for Green LMU, and an environmentally driven ASLMU Senator, sustainability objectives will be a top priority next year.
3. “Connecting The Pieces” - Registered Student Organization Integration
They will enhance relationships between the Greek Life and Service Organization communities by incentivizing these groups to attend each other’s events with an ASLMU monitored points system. This will not only increase attendance at events, but will also lead to a greater understanding of what each organization stands for. To bring other organizations together outside of these two umbrella communities, they will orchestrate joint programming between student groups that will give everyone the opportunity to take pride in their piece.
4. “The Finished Product” - Taking Pride in the Whole
As a result of the three points above, Hayden and Mara desire for all students to find fulfilment in being a LMU Lion. With a greater sense of community on campus it is hoped that school spirit will be elevated to new heights. This will translate to increased support of LMU’s athletic teams and campus events all around.