The Associated Students of Westminster
Westminster University's Student Government
Every student currently enrolled for two (2) or more credit hours is automatically a member of the Associated Students of Westminster. ASW is led by the Student Board and includes the following five branches; ASW Executive, ASW Events, ASW Clubs, ASW Senate, and ASW Judicial. ASW sponsors a wide range of social, cultural, and educational programs, which include dances, lectures, concerts, and community service. Authority and power are established and granted respectively to ASW by the Board of Trustees of Westminster University.
The mission of Associated Students of Westminster (ASW) is to:
- Promote shared governance on campus
- Develop a sense of community
- Facilitate better communication with the faculty, staff, administration, and the board of trustees
- Enrich the lives of students attending the university
- Provide leadership, training, and opportunities for students
- Provide a forum for student concerns
The ASW office is located in the Shaw Student Center.
The Executive branch of ASW represents the student body and coordinates with each individual branch. Additionally, the Executive branch oversees all advertising and financial decisions of ASW.
President, Ashlee Szwedko (she/her/hers)
Ashlee is a third year Neuroscience major on the pre-medical track. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and loves to dance, bake, and hike. Ashlee has also been on the Cheer Team for all three years during her time at Westminster, and this year had the opportunity to be cheer captain. Last year, Ashlee was the ASW Events President and had a wonderful time providing events for the students here at Westminster. This year, Ashlee hopes to find ways to increase student involvement and aid in getting students engaged with ASW.
Vice President, Hayden Jones (he/him/his)
Originally from Alaska, Hayden Jones came to Westminster to pursue a meaningful higher education. Jones is now in his senior year of the BBA program and is involved around campus in the CO-OP Program, WCFW tutoring, and Gore Consulting. Through his work in these positions and as ASW Vice President, Jones hopes to use his experience to give back and enrich the community he lives in. When not working, he can often be found climbing and working out in HWAC or throwing pottery in the ceramics studio
Executive Creative Director, Lily McKay (she/her/hers)
Born and raised in Utah, Lily is currently a second-year history major with hopes of specializing in military history. Deciding to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Lily's decision to attend Westminster was never disputed. Westminster's countless opportunities and incredible faculty and staff motivated Lily to get involved on campus, and that led to ASW. With a creative arrow in her quiver, Lily is currently ASW's Executive Creative Director and hopes to revamp ASW's presence on campus to increase student involvement.
Director of Budget and Accounting, Baily Prince (he/him/his)
Baily Prince was born and raised locally in Tooele, Utah. Prince is a senior at Westminster University studying accounting and finance. He attends Westminster University because of its small class sizes and proximity to what he calls home. Prince is a student Coordinator for Westminster’s CO-OP program, a Financial Consultant to many businesses in Salt Lake, a Director of Budgeting and Accounting for the Associated Students of Westminster (ASW), and a Senior Investment Research Analyst for Aceana Group. When not working with clients or members of the ASW community, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing guitar, and strolling around downtown Salt Lake.
Events is the branch of ASW that coordinates, plans, and oversees all student events, activities, and programs under the leadership of the Event’s President and Director of Programming. Working with the President and DoP, there are seven individual chairs and eight associate chairs that oversee specific areas and types of events. They are a dedicated group of students who want to provide the students of Westminster University with the best experience possible.
ASW Club President, Grace von Mettenheim (she/her/hers)
Grace is currently a senior studying environmental studies. She loves to ski, mountain bike, and river raft. Grace helps clubs coordinate club service projects, facilitates advertising for club events, and helps students form new clubs. The Clubs President is head of the Clubs Council.
Interested in starting a new club, or joining Club Council: Contact Grace
The Senate is the policy making body of ASW and functions as the legislature for the student body’s concerns. Senators represent students with similar academic majors as well as school-years and work on committees to serve the needs of students.
Speaker of the Senate, Liliana Sauro (she/her/hers)
Liliana Sauro is a current junior studying neuroscience and public health. As well as being involved in ASW, Liliana is involved in the Honors College as the Student Honors Council Historian and as a peer mentor. She is also one of the captains on the Westminster Cheer Team. Outside of campus, she likes to visit local coffee shops, spend time with friends, and read.
Interested in joining Senate? Reach out to Liliana to see what positions are available!
The Judicial Branch reviews all new club constitutions, enforces ASW guiding documents, and records office hours.
Chief Justice, Cris Mora-Rubio (he/him/his)
Cris is the current ASW Chief Justice, who started at Westminster in the Fall of 2019. He is working on finishing his bachelor's in public health this May. He will take many experiences with him as a Griffin, such as his involvement on campus and the privilege of representing the student body as Chief Justice. He is excited to graduate and looks forward to moving to a new stage in life while using the skills and knowledge he gained at Westminster.