ASWSU Resource Allocation & Accountability Board

About the Resource Allocation and Accountability Board

This body is composed of 5 students, one of which will be the Chair. Their purpose is to interpret, enforce and uphold the ASWSUG bylaws and constitution. In the case of a dispute or grievance brought up against any staff member of ASWSUG, this board will review and mediate the conflict.

This group of students will also be responsible for allocating S&A fees that students pay, which funds our organization among other things on WSU Global campus. Every year the board will gather with faculty to review the budget requests and decide how much of the resources are allocated to what groups. Once the board makes its recommendation it is then sent to the board of regents who will then allocate the funds.

This position is very important given that the students ultimately get a say in what programs to invest in with student funds as well as ensure that any disputes and grievances are handled diplomatically.

Members of this board are held to a high standard given that their role is to hold other students accountable and decide where student fees are allocated thereby are above reproach and will be well-suited to serve the student body.

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Member & Term Requirements

  • Must be a current S&A fee-paying Global Campus student. (At this time OMBA/EMBA program students are not eligible.)
  • Enrolled in at least six credits in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
  • Students serve on the RAA Board from appointment until the end of the academic year.
  • Board members will serve an average of 6 hours a month.

Monthly meetings begin during the fall semester. Deliberation and allocation are typically completed in March and April. Members must commit to attending all required meetings, hearings, and deliberations; a schedule of required meetings will be provided with advance notice.

Meet Your Resource Allocation and Accountability Board

Erica Sponberg

Chair

Photo: Erica Sponberg.

Hello everyone! My name is Erica Sponberg, and this is my first year at WSU Global. Before transferring to WSU, I graduated from a community college with an AAS in Business Management along with certificates in Accounting and Entrepreneurship. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. I grew up in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington and am now living back in the same area. I did a lot of seasonal work between Colorado and Alaska, for many years, but ultimately decided to settle down to finish my education.

I am currently an office manager at a small, but growing, Environmental Consulting and Construction firm. I enjoy working for a young innovative company that works with the fragile urban forests, marine shorelines, wetlands, and native forest of Washington. It’s been a very rewarding company to work for and I have found a lot of enjoyment in this position.

I am very excited to be a part of this board! My goal as a board member is to listen to the needs and wants of the student body and organizations. I want to help ensure that funds are being allocated to help benefit the students and create a fun meaningful college experience. I look forward to being able to bring my skills, prior experience, and perspective to this board and to be able to help serve the Global community.

Becky Manues

Vice Chair

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Hi!

My name is Rebecca Manues, and this is my first year as a Global Campus student at WSU. I have a lot of college and life experience- my husband was in the Air Force for 12 years so I fit school in whenever I could, wherever I could! After moving from California to Utah to Arizona, we settled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and I finally have a chance to finish my degree. I am currently a Junior earning my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and majoring in Accounting.

For the past 5 years I have worked in a pharmacy for a Native American Tribal Clinic where we strive to provide quality health care and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner. When I am not working or going to school, I love exploring the outdoors with my family and our dog, Ziggy, a St. Berdoodle (St. Bernard and Poodle).

I have very high standards for myself and the people I work with. I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve on the RAA Board and represent the best interests of fellow students by upholding the ASWSUG bylaws and resolving conflict in a diplomatic manner.

Kora Krumm

Member

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Hello! My name is Kora Krumm, and I’m in my first year at WSU Global working towards my Professional Science Master’s in Molecular Biosciences. I earned my BS in Ecology but decided that indoor science is more my speed. I currently work in a biological research lab in Seattle, where we study muscle wasting disorders in the contexts of aging and cancer. I hope to use my education and experience to support research that will help people with these debilitating conditions. I’ve found that my studies at WSU complement my career quite well, as well as enrich my knowledge of Washington state’s beautiful outdoors. I still enjoy spending my free time outside where I love to hike, rain or shine.

I’m eager to serve our WSU Global community through the RAA board! I am passionate about listening to my fellow students and representing them to advocate for programs that will provide maximum benefit. I hope that my commitment to my peers and the ASWSUG constitution and bylaws will allow me to effectively serve our WSU Global community.

Fatima Zavala

Member

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Hello everyone my name is Fatima Zavala!

I am a sophomore working towards my bachelor’s degree in biology. I have spent most of my life doing cancer research internships, working with quiescent cells and publishing health equity articles. I hope to pursue that passion and become a research technician. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy reading or going out to drink matcha.

I am honored to be a part of the RAA committee, as a member I am abiding by setting the standards of listening to each one of your voices. While aiming to comply with the AWSUG constitution. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out I’m here to help.