The EVP chairs senate and manages internal affairs and operations.
The mandate of the Office of the ASUC Executive Vice President is to enhance financial and career resources to students, maintain accountability on behalf of university finances as well as making sure that the Student Union remains financially stable and continues to serve students. We will enhance support for Registered Student Organizations through assisting RSO’s navigate the Student Union spaces, prioritize access to traditionally underserved communities and continue sprouling reform efforts to ensure a central reservation system. The Student Union will be undergoing a huge revenue lost that will impact students. We must re-imagine its business model to ensure we seek a resolution that will keep the operations of the student union running. As an office, it is critical to improve the space reservation system by reforming 25 Live, hold the University to prioritize marginalized communities in allocating space for resource centers and institutionalize sustainability in the spaces we oversee. We will also strive to advocate for funding through the university to place more staff to support students in their career and financial aid needs. Furthermore, we hope to unite communities and provide the utmost support for every undergraduate, ensuring we enhance our advocacy agenda forward.
Melvin Tangonan is a fourth-year student majoring in Political Science and South/South East Asian Studies. As a student, Melvin has been involved with various community-serving organizations within the Pilipinx Community at Cal. He also held positions in multiple administrative and academic spaces including American Cultures Requirement Committee, Admissions Communications Advisory Board, Undocumented Student Coallition and the Building Name Review Committee. His ASUC experience began as an intern for Former Pilipinx Endorsed Senator Rizza Estacio. He then became the Director of Pilipinx Outreach and Development in the Office of the President. He was the former Pilipinx-Community Endorsed Senator serving the Pilipinx Community at Cal. In addition to his commitments in Administrative spaces, he also works as the Operations Supervisor in the ASUC Student Union. As the next ASUC Executive Vice President, he intends to use his platform and privilege of his seat to advocate for many marginalized communities on campus, and execute the EVP role to the greatest extent possible. Additionally, through community engagement and oversight, Executive Vice President Tangonan hopes to uplift the narrative of all Communities of Color, including the Black Community. He hopes to challenge the University Administration to support student initiatives (specifically recruiting and retaining marginalized communities), help to assist Registered Student Organizations (RSO), enhance student services and ensure the Basic Needs of the student population are met.