A Bit About Us

Western Student Government is the official voice of Western students on campus and acts as the working liaison between students and Western's administration. We strive to stay connected to our peers to accurately represent their wishes to administration, faculty, and the community. Student Government consists of the Executive Team and the General Assembly body. 


As a student, you can help make important decisions about campus life by participating in student government.

 

The Executive Team

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Abdul Cole

Student President

My name is Abdul Bolageh Cole. I am the 2021-2022 Student Body President.


I am majoring in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician.


Some of my hobbies I like to do are hike, ski, scuba dive, dance, and travel when I can. I am also into fitness.

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Becky Meyer

Student Vice President

My name is Becky Myers and I am currently a junior at Western pursuing the Physical Therapist Assistant program and have recently completed the Health Office Professional program as well.
I was previously the Student Government Press Secretary last year.
In my free time, I enjoy various activities including hiking, watching baseball, writing stories and song lyrics, going to many concerts (especially country concerts), reading, and spending time with friends, family, and one year-old dog. My favorite thing about Western is being able to meet so many new people and form new relationships with them. I am looking forward to serving the school on the student government team and is hoping to bring a difference.

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Sally Fieber

Student Press Secretary

My name is Sally Fieber and I am the 2021-2022 Press Secretary.
I am a mother of three children and two bonus daughters and am currently in the Business Management Program. I have been secretary for my local fire department for 8 of the 11 years I have been a firefighter. I have also been the booster club secretary for 3 years.
I have a small business doing crafts and sewing out of my house. I love to listen to music and like to go hiking, swimming and relaxing on my deck enjoying nature.
I am excited to be part of the Western Student Government and to be a voice for the students.

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Jesus David Gonzalez

Student Parliamentarian

My name is Jesus David Gonzalez, but I go by David.
I am from Mexico (Yes, I love Mexican food) and my family, and I moved to La Crosse, WI, 5 years ago. My wife is American, and we met in Mexico while she went to study Spanish a while ago. I am father of 2 but we are expecting a new member of the family coming soon.
I am glad of being part of the Student Government and serve the student community in Western Technical College as your student Parliamentarian. If you want to know more about me or share your concerns about our student community or just want to make a new friend, please do not hesitate to contact me. I love meeting new people and making new friends.

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Isabel McDonald

Student Treasurer

My name is Isabel McDonald, and I am the 2021-2022 Student Government Treasurer.


I am majoring in ASLA - Associates of Sciences and Liberal Arts / Transfer program. I am unsure of what I want to do but I'm taking a bunch of classes to try to figure it out.


Hobbies/About Me: This is my second year here at Western Tech. In addition to being on Student Government I am also a Residents Assistant here in our dorms. In my free time I like to read, and I also have recently taken up journaling! I love learning and finding new things to do during my free time. I really enjoy Western because it is a close-knit community that allows me to have good relationships with my teachers and other staff. I feel like Western is big enough for me to get the whole college experience while still also being small enough to be able to keep those connections.

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Carolyn Swift

Campus Events Coordinator

I was last years and I am the current CEC for this year. This will be my third year at Western and I am currently dual enrolled. I am going to UWL for marketing but I am also taking a few last classes at Western. In my free time, I like to hangout with my friends, read, craft, or sleep. I am really looking forward to being in person this year and if you ever see me on campus don’t hesitate to say hi!

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Perla Donjuan

Secretary

My name is Perla Donjuan. I am a very outgoing person that loves to meet new people and experience new things. I’m currently in the new Interior Design program. For my Hobbies I enjoy going on hikes and reading a good book. I am interested in all thing’s musicals and Broadway. Also, Historical Fiction novels.

Get in Touch
 

General Assembly

General Assembly is the sole legislative body within student government. Because of this, General Assembly is responsible for passing the annual student government budget, reserve fund requests, appropriate resolutions, and works on issues impacting students. General Assembly is comprised of a representative from every student organization/club and at-large representatives. 

General Assembly meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month, 11:30am-12:30pm, through Microsoft Teams.

More information is available on the General Assembly Page.

 

Committee Info

Western Student Government and the college have several standing committees which students are welcome to be part of! 

Please find current committee dates and times on the "Join a Committee" page.

 

What Student Government Does

Advocates

One of the most important functions that Western Student Government provides is advocacy on behalf of students. Student government advocates on student issues within the college and with state legislators.

Budgets

Student Government is also responsible for creating an annual budget and allocating student activity fees. These fees go to many different departments around campus that serve students such as the Student Health Center, the Wellness Center, intramural, athletics, clubs, the Cavalier Cupboard, sustainability, campus events and student government.

Plan Events

We also try to keep things fun on campus and allow students the opportunity to meet others and make memories. To do this, Student Government, through the campus events committee, plans, hosts, and funds many events throughout the school year.

Represents

Per Wisconsin state law, Western Student Government has the right to participate in discussions that affect students like policy and finances. To accomplish this, student government representatives sit on many administrative committees and represent students as a whole.

 

For all things Student Government Related

This is for contacting Western Student Government in regards to:

  • campus events

  • student initiatives

  • committee meetings

  • club information 

  • other student government-related topics

All other messages should be sent through appropriate channels

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