Meet SOC 2018-2019
Student Organizations Council 2018-2019
President: Arsema Kidane
Major: International Relations
Hometown: Keren, Eritrea
Quote that best describes Arsema: "A kind gesture can reach a wound only compassion can heal"- Steve Maraboli
The President Serves as a liaison to Student Involvement, Texas State Administration, and Student Government and initiates projects and programs that are deemed necessary for the welfare of registered student organizations.
Vice President of Funding and Judicial Review: Preston Nieves
Major: Political Science and International Relations
Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
Favorite Quote: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy
The Vice President of Funding enforces all tenants of the Student Organizations Handbook. The Vice President communicates funding procedures and regulations to all student organizations. The Vice President is the main point of contact for all funding related questions.
Vice President of Outreach: Corey F. Benbow
Major: Applied Arts and Science
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
Quote that best describes Corey: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Vice President of Outreach oversees the Outreach Coordinators and serve as the main contact for outreach presentations for registered student organizations. The Outreach Chair is responsible for communicating funding procedures and regulations to registered student organizations.
Outreach Coordinator - Marketing & Promotions: Katy Abete
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
Quote that best describes Katy: "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" – Coco Chanel
The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with registered student organizations and communicating regulations with designated registered student organizations. This position is responsible for developing a marketing and publicity strategy plan for SOC.
Outreach Coordinator - Recognition: Dina Wodajo
Major: Biology/ Spanish
The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with registered student organizations and communicating regulations with designated registered student organizations. This position is responsible for overseeing the monthly Bobcat Leader and Bobcat Organization of the Month Recognition Program.
Outreach Coordinator - Social Media & Website: Samantha Tarafdar
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Quote that best describes Samantha: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” -Robert Frost
The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with registered student organizations and communicating regulations with designated registered student organizations. This position is responsible for maintaining SOC's website and all SOC's social media channels and creating social media marketing plans.
Event Coordinator: Robert House
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
Quote that best describes Robert: "Go get what you're worth." -Rocky.
Event Coordinators are responsible for planning and executing SOC events including Involvement Fair, Org Olympics, Advisor Appreciation Day, and other related events.
Event Coordinator: Holly Richard
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Lumberton, Texas
Quote that best describes Holly: Sometimes I think to myself “do I really want to buy another chocolate bar?” And then I remember that there is a super volcano under Yellowstone that is 40,000 years overdue and when it erupts it could potentially cover most of North America in ash and create a volcanic winter that kills half of the world’s population. And I’m like, yeah, I want that chocolate bar. -Unknown
Event Coordinators are responsible for planning and executing SOC events including Student Organization Fair, Spring Organizations Event, Advisor Appreciation Luncheon, and other related events.
Kimberly Duncan-Ashley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director, Student Involvement @ LBJSC
Quote that best describes Kimberly: "We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." J.K. Rowling (Dumbledore)
Thomas Nguyen, email@example.com
Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations
Major: Student Affairs in Higher Education
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Quote that best describes Thomas: "You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox." –Leslie Knope