ASO Executive Board
2012-13 ASO Officers
The ASO election was held on April 17 and 18, 2012 and the ballots were counted on April 19, 2012.
Here are your ASO leaders:
President: Ali El Krim
As a student, Ali El Krim has accomplished his goals in promoting student success at Southwest. Some of his activities include serving as a class coordinator for programs like Upward Bound and volunteering as a youth worker for L.A. County Parks and Recreation. In 2012, he also competed in the Toastmasters International Inspirational Speech Contest where he was ranked among the top 80 speakers in the world. Ali is now in his third year at Southwest, majoring in political science with aspirations to graduate from Columbia University. He is pursuing a promising career in politics.
Favorite Book: The Law of Success, Napoleon Hill
Favorite quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."-Aristotle
Major: Political Science
Executive Vice President: Victor May
Victor May currently serves as the executive vice president. As a tech-savvy student, Victor developed a mobile app that gives students easy access to campus information. He has excelled in producing results that have allowed the voice of the students to be heard across campus and the District. Victor aspires to graduate from a 4-year university, continue his work in the community and serve as the future mayor of Los Angeles.
Favorite quote: "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"- Steve Jobs
Administrative Vice President: Leon M. Scott-Wells
Leon M. Scott-Wells has a strong passion for improving student life on campus. He has worked to strengthen the Inner-Club Council to generate more campus clubs during his term. He is looking to graduate from Southwest and continue to live a positive life.
Favorite Quote: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be" - Abraham Lincoln
Treasurer: Danny S. Brown
As proactive member of the community, Danny S. Brown has worked as an advocate to improve the community. He has worked alongside Assemblyman Mike Davis, is part of Students Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SAADA) and the Anthropology club. He also served as a vocal activist in favor of Southwest’s student representative fee and is currently the Ambassador of the Passage Program. Danny continues to coordinate a variety of campus events, including his work on the May Day event in spring 2012.
Favorite Quote: “As a child I did as a child and spoke as a child, as a man I put all my childish things away” – 1 Corinthians 13:11
Favorite Author: Roots, Alex Haley
Executive Secretary: Jennifer Reynoso
Jennifer Reynoso is enthusiastic about supporting students and giving back to the community. Jennifer’s innovative ideas and organizational skills have been key to serving ASO as she has centralized the organization’s information. She has a spirit of service and loves watching students succeed.
Favorite Quote: “The evil you do remains with you. The good you do, comes back to you” – Unknown
Favorite Author: Torey Hayden
Chief Justice: Eric
Eric brings his previous experience working in student government at UC Merced to the ASO Board. His ability to analyze and interpret campus policies and documents has been critical to ASO’s planning efforts. He aspires to return to UC Merced and pursue a career as a certified parliamentarian.
Favorite Quote: “The most powerful man in the world is the most intelligent” – Anonymous
Favorite Author: John Steinbeck