Meet YOUR 2011-12 A.S. Executive Officers

Every year, the students of San Diego State University elect a new set of leaders to represent them within the Associated Students. The 2011-12 A.S. Executive Officers have been hard at work since early May advocating on behalf of the student body and planning events, activities, and brainstorming ways to increase student involvement.  
The 2011-12 Executive Officers at the Aztec Student Union construction site.A.S. President

Meet YOUR 2011-12 A.S. Executive Officers:

A.S. President Cody Barbo

Cody is a Communication major and Business Management minor. He is a fifth-year senior and plans on graduating in spring 2012. He is a member and former President of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. In the upcoming year Cody envisions a campus connected by communication. With the launch of AztecTV, a new student television network, he hopes to engage students on all levels of University activity. Cody also wishes to continue the sustainable efforts of A.S. and its affiliates. Cody’s hometown is in Huntington Beach, California, and in his free time he enjoys the southern California lifestyle of doing something fun in the sun.

Interact with Cody HERE.

A.S. Executive Vice President Darin Ruiz

Darin is a Finance major, also pursuing a minor in political science. He is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and was the former President during the 2008-2009 school year. Darin enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and challenging himself with new adventures in life. In the upcoming year, Darin is determined to continue pushing for new and innovative sustainability initiatives, develop SDSU’s young leaders for the future, and to create a closer relationship between Associated Students and the student body. Darin was born and raised in Lake Forest, California.

Interact with Darin HERE.


A.S. Vice President of External Affairs Krista Parker

Krista is pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Development. She has been a member of Associated Students for over two years, participating as a member of a variety of board and committees. She enjoys being an Aztec, traveling and watching a good movie. In the upcoming year, Krista plans to write a bill with the A.S. Lobby Corp to increase funding for higher education; develop relations with local, state and federal legislators; increase communication across campus to have a more informed student body about budget cuts and tuition hikes; and form strong relationships with the local community and alumni. Finally, she strives to develop better relations with the California State Student Association to collaborate on issues, have more powerful rallies, stronger lobbying visits, and increase voter turnouts. Krista is from Temecula, California.

Interact with Krista HERE.

A.S. Vice President of Finance Rob O'Keefe

Rob is in his fourth year at SDSU majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Marketing, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2012. Those close to him would say he is an aspiring young man with a knack for sailing boats, reading novels, and traveling to new places. During his time at SDSU, Rob has involved himself in several on-campus organizations most notably, his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. This upcoming fall Rob looks to work with student organizations to better educate them on A.S. financial policies as well as assist the A.S. in their relocation efforts during the construction of the new Student Union. His main focus will be outreaching to his peers and advocating active student involvement. By collaborating with the A.S. he hopes to decrease the impacts of the budget crisis to ensure its sustained success. Rob‚s family resides in Lafayette, CA.

Interact with Rob HERE.

A.S. Vice President of University Affairs Mina Azim

Mina is a Business Management major pursuing a minor in Leadership Development. Starting her freshman year on campus, Mina has been actively involved in Associated Students and has served as the AS Events Commissioner for the past two years. She is also a proud member of Rotaract of SDSU and Aztec P.R.I.D.E. Mina is passionate about leadership development, environmental advocacy, and student affairs. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends, family, and dog, being a humanitarian and living life to the fullest. She plans to obtain a Masters and pursue a career within student affairs, social justice, and/or environmental advocacy. In the upcoming year, Mina plans to enhance the college experience at SDSU by empowering the student voice to the University Administration and Senate, enhancing sustainability projects and programs, encouraging more students to get involved on campus, and executing an even more amazing GreenFest 2012! Mina Azim’s family hails from Los Angeles, California.

Interact with Mina HERE.

For more information about Associated Students or to learn about how you can get involved, “interact” with any of our Executive Officers via Facebook, visit our website, or call the A.S. Government Affairs Office at 619-594-6555.

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  1. Congratulations to the new AS leaders and good luck with this coming year of school!

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