Your ASA Executives

ASA President 2019/2020 - Philip Miheso

“Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”- Marilyn Monroe. 

Hujambo? My name is Philip and I believe in imperfections being the path to attaining success, so, yes, I am slightly awry, and I hope that’s okay with you! I am a 2nd Year Business Economics Major that is born and bred in Kenya. My love for environmentalism and gummy worms is coupled with a passion for football and jamming to a good song. It goes without saying that we are now entering or are already in our final battles in the war to gain an education. 

Before I was elected as President, I was the Afri-Youth Club’s Event Co-Ordinator and member of the Diversity Working Group, championing for students of minority backgrounds within the school. More so I have been involved in service projects in my home-country Kenya and Vietnam where we worked to better the lives of the locals in specific areas. My drive to be an advocate for students developed earlier in life when I was a council representative and house captain. Many a time I would be mentioned together with the environmental conservation drive Rhino Charge because of my never-ending drive to educate Kenyans on the need for forest and wildlife conservation. My goals this year include increasing advocacy for students in committees involving school functionalities, increasing student involvement on campus activities as well as bring together the diverse population of the Augustana Campus to better the learning environment for all. More so, I strive to create more paths for students to curve out the futures easier to foresee success. Do stay updated on such matters by following my Instagram account @philip.president or my personal snapchat account @frank_laine.


Office Hours: Monday 2:30pm - 4:30pm, Tuesday 10am - 12pm, Wednesday 9am - 11am, Thursday 10am - 12pm


ASA Vice President Academic 2019/2020 - Tanner Gausvik

Oh hi! My name is Tanner Gausvik, and it is my pleasure to be Augustana’s VP Academic this year. I am a third-year English major with the hope of eventually becoming a teacher, before coming to Augustana, I lived in on a farm on the edge of a small, rural Alberta town, and when I am not on-campus in the ASA office, the library, or on one of many committees, I will be either gaming, or getting dragged around town on random adventures with my friends.

As your VP Academic, it will be my responsibility to keep the students of Augustana informed on the changes coming to the academic system, as well as voicing their concerns to the administration. Through this communication, we can ensure that we, as students, have access to the best education that Augustana can offer. I am also the person you come to see when you have an academic concern you would like to be investigated. Finally, it is also my responsibility to review and revise ASA bylaws and policies, so that the organization can run as smoothly as

Feel free to come up and say hi to me whenever you see me! I don’t bite (much)! I’m
always happy to talk!


Office Hours: Monday 11am - 12pm, 1pm - 2pm, Wednesday 11am - 12pm, 1pm - 2pm, 3:30pm - 4: 30pm


ASA Vice President Communications 2019/2020 - Rebecca Nicholson

Hello Augustana! Welcome new students, and welcome back to returning students My name is Rebecca Nicholson, I am a third year History major, and I have the pleasure of being the VP Communications for the 2019/2020 school year! There is a lot going on this year, and my job is to ensure that you know what is happening with all of the changes going on. I am beyond excited to help every student find their Augustana Advantage, and make this year amazing!
One of my biggest goals this year is to be as transparent as possible, and communicate exactly what it is the ASA does for you. This is something that I am very passionate about and I will always be willing to have a conversation with anyone and everyone about anything and everything. So if you are curious about the ASA and our operations, have questions about life at Augustana, or just want to sit and chat, definitely come and chat with me! I look forward to meeting and talking to all of you!


Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 3pm, Friday 1pm - 2pm


ASA Vice President Finance 2019/2020 - Richard Lee

Hello Augustana! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Richard Li, I am currently a student at Augustana with a major in Chemistry and minor in Biology. I am your Vice-president finance of the 2019-2020 school year. I was born in Toronto Canada, moving to Calgary when I was in grade one and staying in Alberta for the greater part of that time; time which I cherish many of my most memorable memories. In my free time away from school I like to watch tv shows on Netflix, play video games, and occasionally go swimming when given the chance. While at Augustana, I would like to utilize the resources available to me to help better the lives of Augustana students. 


Office Hours:Tuesday 2pm - 5pm, Wednesday 1pm - 2pm, Thursday 1pm - 2pm


ASA Vice President Student Life 2019/2020 - Jennae Matzner

Hey everyone! I'm Jennae Matzner, and I am really looking forward to being your new VP Student Life! I'm going into my fourth year of psychology, and I've been involved in the ASA for three years now! University is truly a unique time in your life- it is some of the funnest, and most stressful times.It's my job to make sure it isn't all just school and work. I'm hoping to bring you a lot of fun, and create an Augustana community that you can all feel comfortable and happy with. I plan on working more efficiently with clubs on campus, ensuring students at Augustana feel safe, and finding new and exciting ways to get different groups on campus to collaborate. Remember- I'm just an email away, and I'll always welcome a conversation and some advice when I'm in the office!


Office Hours: Wednesday 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm


ASA Executive Director 2019/2020 - Cindy Roose

Hi, I'm Cindy! You can find me in the ASA office throughout the day. I am always happy to answer questions whenever you'd like. With over 20 years of experience I can answer almost any question you may have!