ASWSU Resource Allocation & Accountability Committee
About the Resource Allocation and Accountability Committee
This is the first year this committee will form a part of our student government. 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 committee 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 committee will gather with faculty to review the budget requests and decide how much of the resources are allocated to what groups. Once the committee 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 committee 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.
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 Committee from appointment until the end of the academic year.
- Hours required by the Resource Allocation and Accountability Committee will vary depending on caseload.
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.
Kate Marie Comenares
Hello! My name is Kate Marie Colmenares. I’m expected to graduate in Fall 2021 with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Accounting. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I have lived in Alaska and I am currently residing in Redmond, Washington for three years.
I am currently an Audit Intern with the Office of the Washington State Auditor. I am with the Auditor’s Office for more than a year now. I enjoyed our engagements, meeting new people, learning different processes on how our local government works, and most especially performing audit works. I am blessed with the opportunity where I also work with awesome co-workers. I enjoy team sports such as playing basketball. I also like to swim, play chess, and explore new places.
Hello everyone! My name is Bethany Hackbarth and this is my first year at WSU Global. I am a freshman working towards a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Communications and am expected to graduate in 2024. I have lived in Washington State my whole life and am currently located on the Island of Anacortes, Washington. I grew up in Snohomish, Washington where would I barrel race before and after I attended school. I placed in the top 5 several times at state competitions and was also the President of a 4-H club.
I am currently working as an Administrative Assistant at the Northwest Educational Service District 189. Here I am working with many different departments to help keep all public and private k-12 schools in Washington State running, especially during these challenging times. When I am not working or doing schoolwork, I am either hiking in the beautiful woods of the PNW, or binge watching the Office for the hundredth time on Netflix.
My goal is to be able to help make sure the funds we use are for activities or programs that student’s want. I am here to listen and hear your opinions and those of my fellow members. I look forward to being able to bring my skills to help my fellow students at WSU Global, and I am very excited to help serve and bring my perspective to this committee.
Hi there! My name is Mattie, and this is my first year as a Global WSU student. I graduated with my AA while in highschool before transferring here, where I am obtaining my BA in Management with a focus in innovation and change. I’ve been bounced around all over the southern U.S, and landed in Fife, Washington 6 years ago. I am so glad to be away from the heat and humidity (and tornadoes) of the south, although I do miss the fried catfish.
As I mentioned, my focus is in innovation and change. With that, my dream is to own a company that creates zero-waste, environmentally sustainable alternatives to everyday disposable and single use items. I am currently working full time as a nanny for a family who practices an impressive zero-waste lifestyle. It is crazy to think of how much waste we produce in a day, and even more so to think of how much of that can be avoided. I also am closely in contact with the president of a company that does exactly what I want to do (So, I guess she is my competition?), and I have been able to learn so much about both the consumer and the business side of sustainability.
I like to stay busy, and I am pretty good at it. I foster “exotic” animals for the Tacoma Humane Society, which is incredibly fun and never boring. (Seriously. Have you ever bottle fed a sugar glider? Best job ever!). I also foster cats and rabbits, but never all at once. When I’m not obsessing over a new pet, and even when I am, I try to get involved with my local community as much as I can.
That is partially why I am so excited to be a part of this committee, and make a difference in our Global community! I am honored to be given a chance to listen to the needs of our fellow students and their organizations, and ensure our funds are used to benefit them. I truly believe that this committee is going to be the start of something great for Global WSU, and I look forward to helping that greatness develop along with my fellow members. Go Cougs!
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 Committee and represent the best interests of fellow students by upholding the ASWSUG bylaws and resolving conflict in a diplomatic manner.
Hello to the person reading this. I am Nolan Thomaswick and I am currently earning my BBA in Accounting here at WSU’s Global Campus. This is my very first year as a Coug. Previously, I attended the University of Toledo where I received my BA in Theatre, graduating summa cum laude.
I am originally from the swing state of Ohio, and have lived in three different cities during the past three years. Following graduation, I lived for a time in Columbus, OH, working with CATCO is Theatre as an Artist Educator. Our mission was to bring theatre engagement to at-risk schools, introducing young students to the collaborative playground that is the dramatic arts. Currently, I reside in Chicago, where I’ve worked as a house manager for Lookingglass Theatre, and a sky show actor for the Adler Planetarium. Neptune is my favorite planet. Outside of work and school I love to write, play D&D, look at birds, and read, especially fantasy. My most recent read was The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (which I highly recommend).
I look forward to working with my fellow committee members in listening to what Global’s student organizations need, and to impartially interpret and uphold our campus bylaws.