New Cabinet

Introducing this year’s Cabinet!

President, Helen Hitz ’21
Vice President, Maxine McCuller ’21
Treasurer, William Witmer ’20
SAAB Chair, Shannon Drew ’20
SOC Chair, Nick Gothard ’21
CSRC Chair, Mikah Bertelmann ’21
DC Chair, Elizabeth Gillingham ’20
Director of Elections, Mary-Claire Spurgin ’21
Auditor, Katie Krueger ’21
Chief Justice, Allison Behrens ’21
Chief of Staff, Elsa Spalding ’22

To learn more about each member and ways to contact us, click here. Beginning in September, you can also stop by the ASLC Office (Templeton 251) during Office Hours too!

More Senators!

Congratulations to our three newest members of ASLC!

On Thursday, April 11th Senator Copeland Burchenal ’21, Senator Quentin Gaul ’21, and Senator Michelle Monheit ’21 have filled the senate seats vacated by Max Colmenares, Maxine McCuller, and Sherlock Ortiz. Their contact information, as well as what committees they will be serving on are listed below:

Copeland Burchenal – Student Organizations Committee

Quentin Gaul – Community Service & Relations Committee

Michelle Monheit – Finance Committee

For more information about the election, contact the Director of Elections at

Spring 2019 Senate Election Results

Congratulations to our two newest members of ASLC!

Senator Elsa Spaulding ’22 and Senator Nick Gothard ’22 were elected to fill the senate seats vacated by Celeste Kurnik ’22  and Annika Jackson ’22. Their duties begin Friday, February 1, 2019. Elsa can be reached at and Nick at

For more information about the election, contact the Director of Elections at

Spring 2019 Election Results

Congratulations to our newest members of ASLC!

Senator Hannah Posey-Scholl ’20 was elected to fill the senate seat vacated by Naylor Finnerty ’19 and begins her duties effective Friday, November 30, 2018. She can be reached at

Katie Krueger ’21 was elected to fill the seat being vacated by the current Community Service & Relations Coordinator, Mikah Bertelmann ’21, and will begin her duties effective Friday, December 21, 2018. She can be reached at until then.

For more information about the election, contact the Director of Elections at

A Message From the CSRC


November 27, 2018

Dear Fellow Pios,

Hello! My name is Mikah Bertelmann and I’m the ASLC Community Service & Relations Coordinator. As part of the responsibility of the CSRC, I oversee providing the New York Times to the Lewis & Clark community and I’m excited to announce that effective Monday, December 3rd, you will now have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps among other amazing features outlined here.

To activate your pass for free access, follow these steps:

  1. Visit and be sure to use your email address.
  2. Follow the simple instructions to create your account.
  3. Once activated, your pass will provide unlimited and uninterrupted access to from any location until the time you graduate.

In anticipation of this exciting new offering and in an effort to make L&C more sustainable, ASLC will be cutting back the number of print copies provided beginning in the Spring. If you cannot access the NYT online, be sure to seek out one of the limited number of print copies from outside Fields Dining Hall.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at For support with the onboarding process, please fill out the link here.

Have a great rest of the semester,

Mikah Bertelmann ’21, Community Service & Relations Coordinator



Join A Committee

Want to make a difference in your school community? Want to be involved but don’t know how? Interested in being part of ASLC? Worry no more, ASLC is looking to fill seats in the following committees. Feel free to email the committee chairs with any questions and use the links to apply:






StAT & CAC ( Email the Chief Justice to learn more about how to get involved.

AUDITORY STAFF ( Email the Auditor to learn more about how to get involved.

Senate Candidates 2018

Hello Pios!


Attached to this email you’ll find the Fall 2018 ASLC Voter Information Packet, which contains candidate statements and photos for each of the students running for ASLC Senate. A separate email will go out in a few minutes with a link to your ballot. There are eighteen candidates running for twelve Senate seats, and you can vote for up to twelve candidates.


I would encourage you to take a few minutes to read over the statements before voting; these candidates are running to represent you and your fellow students and to solve problems that you see on campus. Voting is one of the best ways for you to have a say in your student government.


Voting will be open for exactly one week, so be sure to submit your ballot by 9:30 a.m. next Tuesday, September 25. Then stop by the ASLC table outside the Bon this week to pick up an I Voted sticker!


Additionally, the annual Senate debate will take place this Thursday, September 20, at 7pm in the Council Chambers. The debate is an opportunity for all of the Senate candidates to elaborate on their statements and talk about what concrete steps they would like to take if elected.


There will be a period for questions from the community, so if you have an issue with some aspect of student life, this is a great time to see where these candidates stand and how they’re planning to address it. Additionally, there will be free pizza for all attendees!


If you have any questions about voting or the debate, please don’t hesitate to contact me at



Mary-Claire Spurgin ‘21

Director of Elections

Candidate Statements

Senate Elections!

Welcome back Pios! Are you looking to involve yourself in the Lewis & Clark community and make a positive change while connecting with other passionate students? If so, join ASLC Senate!

In order to run for Senate, you must be a full-time student in good academic standing who is able to attend weekly Senate meetings on Thursdays at 7:00pm. To be on the ballot, you must complete the application below and turn in 25 signatures from peers who support your candidacy.

Applications are due by Monday, September 17th at 7:00pm (they may either be scanned and emailed to or dropped off at the ASLC office in Templeton 251). On September 18th, Senate Debates will take place in the Council Chamber at 7:00pm with voting that same week. The winning candidates will be announced no later than September 26th, and the first Senate meeting of the year will take place on September 27th. If you have any questions regarding Senate, please contact the ASLC Vice President at; if you have questions about the elections process, please contact the Director of Elections at

Fall 2018 Senate Application

Message to the Community

 With the selection of the new Lewis & Clark President, the ASLC Cabinet would like to reiterate our role on campus and comment on the Presidential Search Committee’s decision:

       ASLC’s purpose is to act as the liaison between students and the administration. With that purpose in mind, our mission is to do everything in our power to create the safest, most comfortable learning and living environment possible for all students at L&C. As such, we are unable to ignore the criticism from the PSU student body and subsequently the Lewis & Clark student body. With that being said, ASLC would like to communicate our expectations to both our incoming president and to our student body. We understand that President Wiewel’s actions as PSU’s president may be concerning for students in our community.

As students ourselves, we agree that having armed campus police officers doesn’t make our students– particularly students of color– feel safer on campus. We will not tolerate the addition of armed campus public safety officers to our campus. We acknowledge that having a consulting business run from the President’s house is a cause of concern for many. ASLC further understands the frustration that PSU students expressed when administrative officials act indifferent to challenges students face. These worries are valid. ASLC will ensure that students’ concerns are heard by members of the administration and other necessary parties.

We must also acknowledge the efforts of the college’s Presidential Search Committee in selecting Wiewel as the new president.  In his previous position at PSU, Wiewel  created task forces and dedicated spaces to help underrepresented groups succeed. From this commitment to diversity, Wim tripled Latinx enrollment and increased students of color enrollment by 30%. As students of color and representatives of students of color, we dearly hope that Wim will be able to recreate these results at Lewis & Clark.

The main thing that gives me confidence in Wim is his definition of his job. During the “Meet the Leading Candidate for the Next President of Lewis & Clark” event, Wim said that he understood that the Board of Trustees were looking for a fundraiser, but he believes that the best way to entice potential donors is to really understand the college and its students. Emphasizing his focus on openness and commitment to communication, Wiewel stated in the same meeting that he plans to hold open office hours at LC, similar to the system in place at PSU.

Like everyone, including those in the Lewis & Clark community, Wim Wiewel is a multifaceted individual. He values a diverse academic environment and knows how to expand enrollment. He is an immigrant and thinks with a global perspective. He is outdoorsy and very environmentally conscious. At Lewis & Clark, ASLC will make sure that students’ opinions are heard in the President’s Office and Board of Trustees meetings. When you tell ASLC what you care about and want to see changed, we are empowered to do more to further our mission of a safe and comfortable school. It is our hope that Wiewel may continue in the successes he brought to PSU and that the student body may welcome him with the open-mindedness and respect with which we treat one another.

With that said, the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark are excited to welcome Wim Wiewel to the Lewis & Clark community. We look forward to working with President Wiewel as he gets to know the LC student body and the standards to which we hold our leaders. We hope for a smooth transition and look forward to Wim’s service for the community. I’m sure he will enjoy getting to know our welcoming and passionate student body.

We look forward to seeing you all in the Fall,

The ASLC 2017-2018 Cabinet
   Marissa Valdez, President
Zack Johnson, Vice President
William Witmer, Treasurer
Natalie Souders, Chief Justice
Violet Betters, Community Service and Relations Coordinator
Alden Chatfield, Student Organizations Coordinator
Nicolette Sauramba, Diversity Committee Chair
Jen Bennett, Auditor
Jasper Edwards, Chief of Staff
Sophia Canon, Student Academic Affairs Board Chair
Nora Maybury, Director of Elections