Presenting AMS council 2008-09

Vice-President (Operations)-elect Ken Wang says the unusually early hiring will allow for a more complete transition

The new AMS council was announced Sunday night.
The new AMS council was announced Sunday night.

Academic Affairs Commissioner

Matthew Lombardi, ArtSci ’10

•Originally applied for: social issues commissioner

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated)

•Previous experience: internal affairs commission intern, two-year ASUS student senator

•“I really do know the lay of the land of academic policy matter. It’ll be a challenge, but not one that I can’t do.”

Campus Activities Commissioner

Alex Jang, ArtSci ’09

•Originally applied for: municipal affairs commissioner

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated)

•Previous experience: current deputy municipal affairs commissioner, Kaleidoscope committee member, Common Ground

•“I’m pretty motivational and upbeat and that’s kind of what you need for the campus activities commission, so that’s kind of why they put me there.”

Internal Affairs Commissioner

Alexa Gendron-O’Donnell, ArtSci ’09

•Originally applied for: academic affairs commissioner

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated).

•Previous experience: academic affairs commission intern, deputy academic affairs commissioner and academic services co-coordinator

•“I was really surprised and really excited. I couldn’t wait to meet who else was on the team.”

Food and Safety Director

Holly Archer, ArtSci ’08

•Originally applied for: retail services director

•Previous experience: P&CC head manager, former presidential candidate

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated)

•“I was absolutely thrilled. There was a really strong applicant pool and I was really happy to be chosen.”

•Position still open due to lack of complete applications.

Municipal Affairs Commissioner

Paul Tye, ArtSci ’09

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated)

•Previous experience: Deputy Prime Minister at Queen’s Model Parliament; originally from Kingston

•“I don’t like hearing this idea that Queen’s students are just temporary Kingstonians. I really want to create an attitude that whether you’re here for four years or the rest of your life, you’re a Kingstonian, part of the community, and you should be treated as part of the community.”

Retail Services Director

Andrew Cameron, Comm ’09

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated)

•Previous experience: deputy campus activities commisioner, and former vice-president (operations) candidate

•“I’ll have to work with Alvin [Tedjo, this year’s director] to come up with an overall strategy, and look critically at the services and what could be changed.”

Social Issues Commissioner

Kavita Bissoondial, ArtSci ’10

•Salary: $19,367 (estimated)

•Previous experience: Queen’s Coalition of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, the Queen’s Indian Students Association and the African-Caribbean Students Association

•“The campus is in a really big time of change, and I want to see that change take place in a positive direction.”

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