Upon completing the inaugural selection process for the Memorial Union President, the Memorial Union Advisory Board Selection Committee has named Michael Ryan Fashana as the 2012-13 Memorial Union President. Michael is a Senior majoring in Speech Communication with a minor in New Media Communications. Throughout his tenure at OSU, Michael has been an active member of the Greek community, has increased visibility of student programs on campus through social media outlets for the Student Events and Activities Center, and has most recently helped to plan components of the 2012 Pride Week.
The primary role of the Memorial Union President is to serve the student body by ensuring student focus in the programs, policies and operation of the Memorial Union organization (Student Leadership & Involvement, Student Media, and the MU Facilities and Services). This will be fulfilled by serving on various university committees, the MU Leadership Team, acting as Chairperson of the MU Advisory Board, and working directly with the students of all of the MU Organization departments. The position is focused on three primary areas: leadership, community, and representation.
In order to obtain the position, candidates must complete a round of interviews with the 8-person selection committee, present at an open forum, and meet the required and preferred qualifications outlined in the position description.
About: The Memorial Union organization is about building community. We believe that community contributes fundamentally to the quality of life of individuals and campus society. The Memorial Union is an integration of three main units and goes about creating community in different ways: Facilities and Services through physical space and food options, Student Leadership & Involvement through Events and Programs and Student Media through student run publications.
Here is a link to the Daily Barometer story about the new Memorial Union President.