Getting to know the ASBG adviser Aja Butler

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    Aja Butler, 32, is the faculty adviser for the Associated Student Body Government as well as the Inter-Club Council.

    She took over these roles in the middle of the Fall 2010 semester.

    QUESTION: How did you become interested in student affairs?

    ANSWER: “I graduated from the University of San Francisco and got my Undergraduate Degree in exercise and sports science. I originally wanted to become a doctor.  But then I got involved in a lot of student activities and decided to go into student affairs work and higher education. I got my Masters Degree at University of San Francisco in Organization and Leadership.”

    Q: What are your initial tasks as ICC and ASBG adviser?

    A: “My role is to oversee the student activities office and work with different clubs and organizations. I administer the club registration processes such as signing off on forms and managing paperwork. I make sure that clubs are trained and properly informed on different college procedures and policies. I am also responsible for hosting events and activities on campus that promote student life and leadership development.”

    Q: Do you have any upcoming goals for the clubs or new programs?

    A: “I definitely want to do an event for Dia de los Muertos. I am also looking into an alternative Spring Break type of program for the future. Plus I really want to do some sort of leadership conference for students.”

    Q: Are there any changes that you would like to make?

    A: “The main thing is to get more organized.  Some policies need to be more updated, especially when it comes to student fundraisers. We definitely need to streamline the club registration process because there is a lot of paperwork involved. I want to reduce the amount of paperwork. I also want to get our website more up-to-date, accurate, and interactive.”