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Our Mission

 

The mission and purpose of the Utah Student Association (USA) is to:

  • Represent the interests and preserve the rights of the students of higher education in the State of Utah
  • Work with various government entities to initiate positive changes and be a voice for the students
  • Foster the educational goals and promote citizenship and civic responsibility among students
  • Advocate for the students!

The USA aims to promote citizenship and civic responsibility among students statewide and fostering the educational goals of the students of Utah.

 

Meet the Association

As student body presidents throughout the state of Utah, we believe in the power of student voice and want to make sure your voice is heard!

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Birch Eve

President

As Student Body President of UVU, Birch was elected as the Utah Student Association President on July 11th. He was born in Louisville, KY, and moved to Utah in the fall of 2010 after graduating high school. Birch intends to graduate at the end of his term as president and will pursue a Masters degree in Finance. He then plans to move back to Kentucky to further the success of his family's business. When Birch isn't answering emails and representing the students at UVU, he can be founding spending time with his wife or competing in Spartan races.

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Sarah Ramaker

Vice President

Sarah is from Midland, Michigan and began her involvement at Dixie State by being recruited to choreograph for Dixie’s song and dance performing team.  She was involved in various student government positions and In May of 2016 Sarah ran for, and was elected, Dixie State University’s 2016-2017 Student Body President.   After graduation this coming spring, Sarah plans pursue her master’s degree in Student Affairs.  However, Sarah will always be proud to be a Trailblazer!

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Ashley Waddoups

Legislative Vice President

Ashley Waddoups is the 2016-17 Student Body President at Utah State University. She is  grateful to have the opportunity this year to serve as the Utah Student Association's Legislative Vice President. Throughout her time as a student, Ashley has been passionate about raising awareness for mental health issues and sexual assault prevention. At the end of the day, she hopes that all students who come in contact with her get to know her as a trusted advocate and friend.  

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Avery Harding

Brigham Young University

Avery is enthusiastic about life and has a deep love for Jesus Christ, her handsome husband, the ocean and acai bowls. She grew up in Southern California, served an LDS mission in Atlanta Georgia and has traveled to over 20 countries. With a passion for people, Avery is studying Recreational Therapy and aspires to bring about positive change in the lives of adolescents in a residential treatment center. Serving the students and giving back to the BYU community is what Avery enjoys most in her responsibilities as Student Body President. 

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Arturo Salazar

Salt Lake Community College 

Sarah is from Midland, Michigan and began her involvement at Dixie State by being recruited to choreograph for Dixie’s song and dance performing team.  She was involved in various student government positions and In May of 2016 Sarah ran for, and was elected, Dixie State University’s 2016-2017 Student Body President.   After graduation this coming spring, Sarah plans pursue her master’s degree in Student Affairs.  However, Sarah will always be proud to be a Trailblazer!

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Bailey Dalton

Snow College

Bailey Dalton, 19, grew up in Clinton, Utah and is in her Sophomore year at Snow College. In her position as Student Body President, Baylee is keenly aware that mental health and wellness has been a pressing issue for today’s students and, as a result, those in student leadership positions are actively fighting to find a solution. Through working with a team of effective and compassionate leaders,  Bailey’s team has been able to bring about positive and lasting change to Snow College-- one that will make a mark for years to come.

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Tyler Cornia

Southern Utah University

Tyler was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley in the city of South Jordan. He enjoys cheering at athletic events, playing volleyball, and most outdoor activities. He is obsessed with 80's music as well as watching movies. He will never say no to an adventure and considers himself a yes man. He hopes to continue his education with grad school and eventually obtain a PHD in marketing and become a professor. Feel free to follow his Instagram @thegreatcornhole. #BlessUp

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Phillip Raich

Utah State University Eastern

Growing up in the small town of Price Utah, Phill has spent the last 21 years of his life doing everything in his power to do the honorable thing. He has always had a sincere passion for the wellbeing of others, and that has not changed with the position he holds as Student Body President at USU Eastern. He believes that those who choose to get a higher education should find it enjoyable and have everything they need to be successful at their fingertips. He strides to make students feel at home whether they are on USU Eastern’s campus or any other campus in the state of Utah.

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Gregory Woodfield

Weber State University 

Gregory J. Woodfield began his career at Weber State University in 2014 as an Activities Chair for the Student Association, then continued to be the VP of Clubs and Organizations for the 2015-2016 year. Gregory was elected Student Body President in March of 2016 and is currently working to become an employee at his dream job Nike. In April, Gregory will receive his Business Administration Degree and currently represents the Wildcats on several boards at Weber State. After graduating, he will peruse an MBA in international Business.

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Anand Benjamin Pok

Westminster College

As the Student Body President at Westminster College, Ben is an Honors student triple-majoring in Pre-Law Political Science, Justice Studies, and Communications. Born and raised in Cambodia, Ben moved to the US at the age of 15 to finish his last year of high school at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah. He began college at Westminster during the fall of 2015, and by the end of his first year, he became the youngest, and first freshman-elected Student Body President. Ben is a fighter against gender discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence and corruption and hopes to combat these issues in the Westminster community, amongst a host of other important concerns that students may bring up and face.

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Kylie McGill

 Chief of Staff

Kylie McGill says her love for UVU has grown immensely through her involvement and service in various ways. As executive Vice President of Clubs and Organizations for UVUSA, Kylie oversaw upwards of 170 clubs and organizations, providing leadership trainings and mentoring to help students succeed. She also has been a member of the UV Mentor Program, Student Alumni Association, and Philanthropy Council. Kylie is passionate about finding innovative ways to improve the success and happiness of students. She loves being a part of the Utah Student Association and working with such incredible people!

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Tyler Aller

Student Regent 

Ty Aller, Student Regent, has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, and is currently working on his PhD in Family and Human Development at Utah State University. Mr. Aller has served in numerous student involvement positions throughout his graduate education such as Graduate Studies Director and Graduate Studies Senator for the USU Student Association, various administrative committees including the student conduct board, graduate council, and faculty senate. Mr. Aller is also a licensed associate marriage and family therapist working toward full licensure and is an active board member of the Cache Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.