Associated Student Organization (ASO): Elections


Do you want to have a voice in what’s happening on campus?  Then now is the time to get involved and run for a student leader position.

Open positions include Student Trustee and all positions in the Associated Student Organization (Officers and Senate).

To run for any of these positions, students must file a letter of intent which can be found in the ASO Group Page on myAVC or at the Student Life and Services office, SSV 180.

How to Vote

  1. Go to the avc home page
  2. Log into your myAVC account
  3. Click on Register & Pay (under course registration)
  4. Click on ASO Elections: 2018-2019
  5. VOTE

The ASO elections will be near the end of the Spring semester allowing time for the current officers to transition with the incoming officers.  The incoming officers will be sworn in once the qualifications have been met after the Spring semester grades are available.  The officers shall hold a term of one year until the end of the following Spring semester.

Voting is each Spring.

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Qualifications for holding an ASO office

1.  Be an active member of the ASO while holding office.

2.  Maintain and complete five (5) units of course work at AVC per semester.  To be seated, your Spring grades and units must be posted to your transcript.  You are required to have completed a minimum of five (5) units the spring elected with a 2.00 GPA for the semester and a culmulative GPA of a 2.00. 

3.  Must have and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA at AVC.  

4.  The Executive Board of ASO (President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice president of Student Services, Vice President of Club Affairs, Executive Director of Public Relations, Executive Director of Special Programs, Secretary, and Treasurer) you must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) units of college level course work at AVC during the time you take office.

5.  No ASO member can hold office for more than three (3) years collectively.

6.  Students on disciplinary and/or academic probation are ineligible to run for or hold any office provided for in the Constitution of the Antelope Valley College Associated Student Organization.  

7.  Students must discuss with the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee the duties of the office for which one is filing a Declaration Letter of Intent.  A candidate can declare and run for only one position.

8.  If the candidate does not meet the requirements prior to the election and maintain them during the term of office, he/she must forfeit the office.  If the ineligibility occurs the next runner up will be sworn in to office.

9.  Each member of the ASO shall hold only one (1) district/campus-wide elected or appointed office at a time.    

The Election Code can be picked up in the Student Life and Activities office (SSV 180) April 9 - April 15, 2018. 

All elected and appointed officers are subject to the ASO Consitution and By-Laws.  Please read carefully.


Campaigning and qualification to run for office

1.  Students who meet the qualifications to run for office can begin to campaign once their candidacy is verified and all paperwork is submitted by Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by 4:00 pm. to the Student Life and College Activities Office, SSV 180 and the student meets with the Dean of Student Life and Services or designee prior to that time.  The qualifications to run for office include a letter of intent, ten(10) current AVC student signatures on the candidacy form, and verification of the candidates's enrollment.  Only after these steps have been cleared can the candidate begin to campaign.

2.  All campaign material must be removed by 4:30 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018.  No campaigning is allowed within 25 feet of an open computer lab or an official voting location.

3.  The Student Life and Services will run 100 black and white copies of a candidate's campaign flyer at no cost to the candidate only after stamped approval by the Dean of Student Life and Servies and/or designee.  There will be no color copies made.  The Student Life and Services will also run off 100 additional black and white copies of the candidate's flyer if he/she furnishes the paper.  No flyers will be reviewed for duplication after 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

4.  The following procedures have been established for campaign material:

A.  Stamped approved poster, sign, flyers, etc. (by the Dean of Student Life and Services) (maximum size 20"x14") are not permitted to be attached to glass surfaces (on the outside or on the inside), glass doorways, not the flass dome on the south end of the Student Services Building.  Posters, signs, flyers, etc. are not permittted in the classrooms, on painted or varnished surfaces, trees, or on any light poles.Thumb tacks are acceptable for bulletin boards.  No transparent tape or staples are allowed.  The use of clear tape, nails, tacks, and other damaging objects are probhibited in the positing of campaigning material.  Masking tape is required for use to attach flyers to approved surfaces.

B.  Flyers are not permitted on car windows or in faculty mailboxes.  They may be placed on tables in the dateteria, but they may not be taped to the tables and not excedd the size of 20" x 14".

C.  Stamped approved banners (by the Dean of Student Life and Services) are limited in size to 48" by 10' long and are permitted to be posted in the cafeteria and are limited to two(2) per candidate.  Each candidate is limited to four (4) posters posted around campus.

5.  Speaking Sessions

A.  arrangements may be made by each candidate to speak to the individual clubs on campus by obtaining permission for the club and approval by the club advisor.

B.  Candidates may speak to groups of students assembled in classrooms prior to and immedicately after instruction with the instructor's approval.

6.  Handouts

Stamped approved handouts (by the Dean of Student Life and Services) are permissible, but you cannot force people to take them.

Election Dates and Procedures

1.  Election will be held from April 25 to April 26, 2018.  On April 26, 2018 the polls will close at midnight.  Voting will be online through myAVC.

2.  All students currently enrolled in classes are eligibile to vote.

3.  A drawing will be help on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm to determine where the candidate's name will be listed on the ballot, not necessarily alphabetically.

4.  Each candidate will be encouraged to attend the ammouncement session at 11:00 am on Friday, April 27, 2018 in the Student Life and Services Office (SSV 180).

5.  All candidates including write-in candidates must receive a majority vote to win and he/she must receive at least a minimum of ten (10) votes and meet the eligibility requirements to be declared the winner of the election.

6.  All protests concerning the election must be submitted in writing no later than 11 am on Friday, April 27, 2018 to the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee.

Special Campaign Arrangements

Any special campaign activities not mentioned in the above campaign procedures must be submittted in writing in advance for approval by the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee.

The Executive Council and Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee reserve the right to extend the filing deadline for any position where there are no declarations filed or no candidate meets the qualifications for obtaining office.

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Candidates & Letters of Intent: 2018-2019

Please read the letters of Intent for the students running for the Student Trustee and ASO officer and Senators for the (date to be determined) school year. 

Winners in the elections held (date to be determined):  online through myAVC.

Student Trustees Candidates

Michelle Arvizu

Hello, my name is Michelle Arvizu, I am your current Student Trustee and I am asking you my fellow student to re-elect me. During my first term, I became familiar with what my position entailed and what had to be done in order to improve not just the lives of our students, but all who make up our institution and our community. Throughout that term I was extremely enlightened and now I ask for your vote in order to take action. With the knowledge and experience I have acquired I am better prepared to serve and get farther than I

Elizabeth Montoya

I will work diligently and contribute to the student’s of AVC to make sure that the opinions and concerns of students are heard. As an AVC student for 3 years and a former ASO student government senator, I have an understanding of what AVC needs to improve on and have experienced not being heard. I have been involved in numerous programs and clubs and have met students from all walks of life. My time at AVC has strengthened my leadership, communication skills, and my dedication to serve AVC students. I strive for student representation especially when it impacts our education.

Linda Nooner

Hello, my name is Linda Nooner and I want to run for student trustee here at Antelope Valley College. I am interesting in running for student trustee because I am passionate about student life here on campus. In my opinion, it’s a privilege to be a student here and I would love to be an active member within the campus community. The one thing that I’ve recently discovered about college and myself is that getting involved is the best way to achieve the ultimate college experience. So far, I am apart of the Umoja community. Umoja is a community that

Connie Martinez

As an individual I’ve grown up in a diverse background where I’ve been able to meet and relate to a large amount of individuals. I’ve based my life on helping others which is where I find my greatest happiness; making a difference and being the difference. Currently I have been serving AVC in ASO for about the last two years in different leadership positions. As student Trustee my overall goals would be to increase program awareness, establish a greater sense of college community and promote a safe learning environment. 
Connie Martinez

ASO Officers


Zachary Roknipour

No statement filed

Golden Hicks

My name is Golden Hicks. I am a Sociology major.  While I am here at AVC I would like to try my hand in Student Government, and represent the student body as ASO President. I believe that I would be a strong voice for the students when it comes to issues that we may have on campus.
I have gotten to know many students and administrators on campus and I hear the concerns of both when it comes to possible improvements to make the students life more manageable.  Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes. So let’s make changes for the better.

Lisa Fragoso

I am currently the Senator of the Math, Science, and Engineering. I take my position seriously and execute the tasks that are assigned. I want to become ASO president to help give the student body a voice. All students on campus deserve to to heard, no matter the subject. As president, I would help bring recognition to this voice with the help from my fellow representatives. This position needs a strong candidate that is: empathetic to sensitive issues, humble, approachable, efficient in executing necessary tasks, and able to make every student feel important while attending AVC.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Noorulhuda (Noor) Numtaz

“I, Noor Mumtaz, am running for the position of VP of Academic Affairs to best serve the students of AVC. Although this is my first year at AVC and in ASO, I intend on being the voice of students that the Academic Affairs VP could listen to. I will allow for transparency through open forms for new ideas and keep students updated on current and new positions. I currently work at the welcome center and am involved in Alpha Iota and Pre Law Club. I have experience in leadership through an independent debate organization, as well as president of many

Vice President for Student Services

Jorge Gutierret

Hello, my name is Jorge Gutierrez and I am currently your ASO senator for Palmdale. I successfully oversaw the development of the Palmdale Campus, and now I wish to oversee the development of my future position: Vice President of Student Services. I am happy to announce me running for this position and look forward to representing my school.

Vice President for Club Affairs

Miriam Mendoza

Being Vice President of Club Affairs has several responsibilities and I want to be able to fulfill every duty given to me. I want to help students be involved within their school, and for every student to be able to experience all these magnificent clubs and the benefits of being a member. Joining a club can enlighten your path to success by having peers around you who want to help you get to your goal. I want to be the helping hand people may need, and to have the opportunity to make a difference.

Vice President for Palmdale Center

No candidate filed

Executive Director for Public Relations                                                 

No candidate filed

Executive Director of Special Programs

No candidate filed


Carlos Flores

No statement submitted


No candidate filed

ASO Senators

Senator Arts and Humanities

Ammy Martinez Hernandez

I believe I’m an excellent fit for the executive position as a Senator for Arts & Humanities; since I’m an Art Major I spend a lot of time in the facilities. I am apart of the sea of college students so I can help improve the art rooms, I am here to help your voice be heard. I have past experience in ASO, for my first year of college I was the Senator of Rhetoric & Literacy, the treasure for PRIDE, and the secretary for HOLA. I’m excited to fill this next position and achieve even greater things for ASO.

Senator of Social & Behavioral Sciences

No candidate filed

Senator of Math, Science and Engineering

Melanie Gonzalez

I am running for the position of Senator of Math, Science, and Engineering. I believe this positions is the best fit for me being that I am a Biology major and work close with faculty, staff and students in that field. I've been apart of ASO for two consecutive semesters now as the Senator for Health and Safety Sciences which has been an amazing experience.
My main goal is to be there for the students and to let their voice be heard.

Senator of Career Tech Ed

No candidate filed

Senator of Health and Safety Sciences

No candidate filed

Senator of Rhetoric and Literacy

No candidate filed

Senator of Enrollment Services

David Lyday

Advancing AVC Through Service
I have been a member of ASO since 2017 as a senator that has helped change both our schools policies and our community. I have experience with brown act and the schools leadership which has given me the knowledge necessary to perform my duties to a satisfactory level. I have given my time and  mind to volunteering for AVC and would love the chance to continue to do so as your senator.

Senator of Student Life and Services

Jack Danielson

Hello my name is Jack Danielson. I am currently the ASO Senator of Student Life. I am re running for this position to continue my work in ASO. These semesters I have gotten involved with quite a few upcoming changes at AVC. One of these involvements’ is the oversight of the reconstruction of AVC. Here I am keeping the project in budget and geared toward students. I have also worked with ASO's Hearts and Hands in keeping it open and stocked. I have also served on the ASO calendar committee to collect data on how it will affect the students. Thanks

Senator of Counseling and Matriculation

No candidate filed


In order to better serve the student body, ASO officers will be required to volunteer at five ASO events per semester, serve on AVC Participatory Governance Committees, and actively participate on ASO standing and adhoc committees.

Faculty Inspiration Award  

  • Dr. Jason Bowen
  • Dr. Jessica Harper
  • Dr. David Newman
  • Dr. Alexandra Schroder
  • Mr. Peter McLoughlin
Last updated: April 19, 2018