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Collage: Three photos - groups of students, a woman at a desk - collaged together and screened with crimson, with text in the foreground We are ASWSU Global.

ASWSU Global was founded in 1998 — before distance learning had evolved into the online format that it is currently (at the time, most distance learning was done by mail!). As such, it was the first student government in the country that was created to help provide representation for students earning their degree from a distance.

Distance learning has changed since then, and so has ASWSU Global. After careful consideration and planning throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, ASWSU Global was restructured to provide the events, leadership opportunities, resources, services, and advocacy that Global Campus students have identified as their top priorities.

ASWSU Global migrated in the 2020-2021 academic year from a traditional student government to an executive board with seven paid board members specializing in their respective areas of expertise, along with three specialized committees.

The Resources, Events and Programming, and Diversity Committees meet once a month, while the Executive Board meets twice a month. All of these meetings are open to students, and we rely on student attendees to help allocate resources and plan student programming.

Learn more about ASWSU Global meetings.

Meet Your Executive Board

Photo: Nolan Thomaswick.Nolan Thomaswick, President

Major: Accounting
Expected Graduation: Fall 2022
Current City: Columbus, OH
Contact: global.pres@wsu.edu

Hello. This is my second year as a Global Coug and I am excited to serve you. I was born and raised in Ohio, and that’s where I currently reside. I am a post-bacc student with a BA in Theatre and worked in that field before the pandemic. Like many, my life took an entirely new direction with the shutdown, and I now find myself as a prospective accountant. I am thoroughly enjoying this new chapter of my life thus far and am excited to intern with KPMG next summer. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy reading (especially fantasy and, lately, biographies), writing, animal advocacy, looking at birds, and playing D&D with my friends.


Photo: Chelsea Rollins.Chelsea Rollins, Vice President

Major: Marketing (Minor: Hospitality Business Management)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022
Current City: Denton, TX
Contact: global.vp@wsu.edu

I am an outgoing, explosive personality with a passion for making a difference. The best opportunity WSU has provided me is the opportunity to serve on multiple aspects of Student Government over my academic career. Currently, I work as a teacher’s aide so my whole life is school, school, and school. I love to stay busy, but when I’m not you can find me painting or playing video games. My favorite aspect of my job is interacting with students, so please feel free to reach out with questions, concerns, or really funny jokes!


Photo: Christopher Mims.Chris Mims, Director, Academic Affairs

Major: Data Analytics
Expected Graduation: May 2022
Current City: Spokane, Washington
Contact: global.academicaffairs@wsu.edu

Hello, fellow Cougs! My name is Chris Mims, and I am your ASWSUG Director of Academic Affairs for the 2021-2022 school year. I am currently in my senior year with Global pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics, with a minor in Business. I currently live in Spokane, Washington, with the hopes of moving back to the Seattle area after graduation. When I am not working full-time or busy with homework, I like to run, hike, bike, design, and print with my 3D printer. I am a total dog lover; I have one of my own, Rowdy, and am excited to get more when I move into a larger space.

Before becoming a part of ASWSUG, I worked in retail and quick-service management. I have extensive knowledge of working with corporate offices, including piloting training, marketing, and product programs. Though I have had my fun in those positions, my passion lies in data and how it can help improve the lives of the communities I serve.

This will be my first year being a part of ASWSUG. I am excited to connect with other students and help create a more understanding and supportive student body to support our growing community. My goal is to use this position to listen to your stories and to make an impact for the better. Please reach out to me at global.academicaffairs@wsu.edu with any concerns or ideas, everyone deserves to be heard.


Photo: Amanda Westbrook.Amanda Westbrook, Director, Communication and Compliance

Major: Anthropology
Expected Graduation: Fall 2022
Current City: Seattle, WA
Contact: global.comm@wsu.edu

Hello, all! My name is Amanda Westbrook, a junior at the WSU Global Campus, slated to graduate in the Fall of 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology. I am a native South Floridian but decided to make the cross-country move to Washington State in 2016 on a whim, trading in my beaches for snowy mountain peaks, and have loved every moment of the adventure since.

When I am not working or doing schoolwork, my interests include reading anything I can get my hands on, writing down anything that comes to mind, and snuggling with my two kitties, Poof and Squid.

This year as your Communications and Compliance representative, I am eager to connect Global Cougs to all of our exciting plans for the community. If there is ever anything you would like to discuss, my virtual door is always open. Please feel free to contact me at global.comm@wsu.edu.

I look forward to serving our Global Cougs!


Photo: Federica Dennis.Federica Dennis, Director, Diversity and Equity

Major: Psychology
Expected Graduation: Summer 2022
Current City: Seattle, WA
Contact: global.diversity@wsu.edu

Originally, I’m from Barbados, but have lived in the US for over seven years. I’m majoring in Psychology with a minor in Human Resource Management, with an anticipated graduation date in summer 2022.

One of my aspirations is working in crisis counseling or trauma intervention. Some of my hobbies include running, drawing, writing, and aviation. I’m also fascinated by nature and have a deep founded respect and admiration for all forms of life.

As Director of Diversity, I’m most excited about learning what WSU global students desire from our community and finding a way to meet those expectations. There are plenty of opportunities to strengthen our global community and it’s important for me not only to challenge myself in doing so, but in being open to learn and share throughout this coming year.


Photo: Megan Oshiro.Megan Oshiro, Director, Finance

Major: Accounting / MIS
Expected Graduation: Fall 2022
Current City: Honolulu, HI
Contact: global.finance@wsu.edu

Hello, my name is Megan Oshiro, and I am your new Director of Finance. A little bit about me is that I am going to be a senior this upcoming year, and I plan to graduate in the Fall of 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems.

In addition, I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, which is where I am currently located for the summer. While being home, I am currently working as a tax intern at a local accounting firm. When I am not studying or working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching hockey, traveling, and baking.

I’m very grateful and honored to be a part of this ASWSUG team and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish this upcoming year.


Photo: Kellly Monro.Kelly Monro, Director, Legislative Affairs

Major: Political Science
Expected Graduation: Spring 2023
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Contact: global.dola@wsu.edu

Hello folks, my name is Kelly Monro and I am so excited to be your new ASWSUG Legislative Liaison! I am currently based in Washington, D.C. where I spent the last two years completing internships which shaped my career goals and honed my passion for engaging with and advocating for communities.

I will be graduating in Spring 2023 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus on international affairs. I plan to pursue a career in federal government where I can help shape policy on cyberinfrastructure.

I am grateful and eager for the opportunity to serve and advocate for our WSU Global student body. I look forward to connecting with you, please feel free to contact me.


Photo Elizabeth Wolcott.Lizzy Wolcott, Director, Student Events and Programming

Major: Hospitality Business Management
Expected Graduation: Winter 2022
Current City: Logan, UT
Contactglobal.events@wsu.edu 

Hello fellow Cougs! My name is Lizzy Wolcott and I will be graduating December 2022 in Hospitality Business Management. I originally was at the Pullman campus but switched to Global Spring 2021. I am a second gen Coug, a Scorpio, and love photography, art, traveling, and hanging out with friends. I am excited to bring the global community together hopefully have in-person events!

Feel free to email me at global.events@wsu.edu!