Results from the fall elections for ASHPU are
in, and altogether 13 newly elected officers are appointed.
Na Sil Heo was elected as Secretary, Crystal Bisquera is the
new Representative at Large, and Kerk Allen was elected as Webmaster.
Class representatives include Ryan O’Callaghan as Senior
Representative, the Junior Representatives are Cheryl Oishi and
Tim Lussier, and the Freshman Representatives are Miguel Doroteo
and Asia Rikard.
These new officers will join the rest of the ASHPU and make up
the 22-member student board along with two HPU staff members
acting as advisors.
After this election, the staff still needs to fill positions,” Julian
Hilario, ASHPU vice president said. He adds that, you must attend
and be appointed at the bi-annual meeting. Qualifications include being enrolled as a full-time student, having
a grade point average of 2.5, and maintaining both throughout
At the bi-annual meeting on Oct. 8, all open position were filled.
Martin Valdez is the new Senior Representative, Cato Gustavon
the new International Representative, and Na Lim Heo the Windward
Representative. Asia Rickard was elected as Fundraising Committee
Chair, and Miguel Doroteo as Community Service Committee Chai.
The voting process for the actual election was done through eBallot
found on HPU Pipeline. Students were able to cast a vote for
each position from their homepage. The eBallot featured each
candidate, and voting was reduced to point, click, and submit.
Voting was done online only,” Hilario said. “I think
it was easier and more successful because you didn’t have
to vote at school.” He adds that it requireed less paperwork
because the ballots didn’t have to be counted by hand.
After the voting process was over and members were sworn into
office, the board moves onto creating committees within the council.
ASHPU has set many goals for the 2008-2009 school year. They
would like to be more recognized within the school and community.
Hilario said, “The plan is to get our name out there by
doing activities such as more community service, improving some
areas around the school that need fixing, and supporting HPU
at sporting events.” Adding to that he promises that this
will be the year that everyone will know who we are.
Students can stay informed about what ASHPU is doing by attending
meetings at 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Warmer Auditorium. Meetings
are open to students, who can voice concerns and ask questions
For more information, contact Hilario at email@example.com.