ASSC welcomes new president

Jose Luis Sanchez is the new ASSC president. (Will Nacouzi)

Jose Luis Sanchez is the new ASSC president. (Will Nacouzi)


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A new leader has risen to the challenge of leading Skyline’s ASSC student government for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic school year.

Jose Luis Sanchez, a third year student and the winner of the ASSC Presidential campaign, will take office beginning this summer. He hopes to make immediate changes on campus, one of which is working on transportation to Skyline and other San Mateo Community College District campuses.

“I will do the best job that I can to get campus shuttles,” Sanchez said. “I already started talking to the student body Vice President at CSM and he thought that idea was great.”

Prior to attending Skyline, Sanchez served nine years in the military as one of the ways to support his educational funds. He did three tours in Iraq before deciding to come back to school.

“I started at classes where I have forgotten many things, so I had to start at basic level,” Sanchez said. “But I’m glad to hear that I’m coming back to par.”

Current ASSC Vice President Edwina Yuan has worked with Sanchez this year as a senator on the ASSC, and believes Sanchez would make a great president to represent the Skyline student community.

“He’s willing to work with people…he’s collaborative and always appreciative,” Yuan said. “He’s firm about what he says and believes.”

Sanchez’s Vice President Katelyn Smathers will also look forward to working with Sanchez in the upcoming school year, in her new role on the ASSC.

“He has a lot of leadership experience so I’m really excited to work with him and see the direction he takes the ASSC next year,” Smathers said.

On top of being involved in student government, Sanchez plans to major in biological business, and is the current president of the AMSA (American Medical Student Association) club at Skyline. He addressed what he expects of himself as the next student body President.

“I will do the best job that I can…I want (students) to expect nothing less of what I emphasized when running for President during elections.”