By Caleb Gasteiger |Staff Writer|
Owen Osagi Odigie is challenging Jackie Aboud, the current Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Vice President of Finance for her position.
“I can effectively reach out to the students […] get more student clubs and activities out there and paid for,” said Odigie.
At 19-years-old, he has already put in some time at the Finance Club Allocation and Budget Committee and is also on the Board of Directors representing the College of Business and Public Administration.
“My goal is to enhance the student life, support the student social life and organizational life for all of these student events,” said Odigie.
It is his belief that the students should see more of the money they are paying in tuition that is allocated to ASI.
ASI was budgeted $16,000 dollars and so far, “only about 15 to 20 percent of that budget has been used,” said Owen.
He believes that the job of the Vice-President of Finance is to make sure that over the fall, winter, and spring quarters, you spend at least about 85 to 90 percent of the budget.
Owen had this to say about his opponent, “Every quarter you are supposed to spend at least 33 and a half percent…and as you can see, this job is just not being fulfilled right now.”
Owen promises to bring change to the finances of ASI and the whole student body if he is elected into office.