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Rosie Guzman
Special to Mustang News

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on April 4. It was deleted during our website crash. 

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) candidates for presidency and the Board of Directors came together to discuss their platforms on Media Day, an event to help facilitate dialogue between the candidates and media outlets. On April 3, the two official presidential candidates spoke at Cal Poly’s Recreation Center Multi-Activity Center.

Agricultural business junior Owen Schwaegerle

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Hometown: Pleasanton, California

Involvement: Inter Housing Council member, Poly Escapes co-leader, ASI Board of Directors member

Campaign highlights:

  • Helping students become part of a community that welcomes and inspires them
  • Helping students get inspired and involved to have the best college experience possible
  • Three S’s: student safety, student fees and school spirit
  • Be an advocate for students; fight for affordable education, a safe campus and campus pride

Quote: “It started by being inspired in my fraternity by my great grand-big (Jason Colombini) and then I decided to go for it. And that’s a part of the anchor: finding that community of people that welcome you and inspire you and I want every student to find a community where they can get grounded and plugged in.”

Civil engineering senior Lance Collins

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Hometown: Bakersfield, California

Involvement: Orientation board member, Poly Reps

Campaign highlights:

  • Connecting to the Cal Poly community as a whole; helping them find a home on campus
  • Preserving what students love about Cal Poly
  • Focusing on representing the present and future of Cal Poly
  • Enhancing collaboration between all Cal Poly students
  • Being transparent in developing Cal Poly into what the students want it to be

Quote: “(Being president) has always been in the back of my mind … I’ve been taught leadership and how to be a leader for the last four years, so it really was not a matter of if I can do it, but needing to do it.”

Photos by Joseph Pack/Mustang News

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