ASUR President, Jacqueleen Balderas
Senior Santa Rosa, CA
I am the Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR) President for the 2012-2013 school year. This year is sure to be an exciting one! As we bid farewell to one of the greatest U of R presidents, we welcome in a fabulous man, Dr. Ralph Kuncl. We are under fabulous new leadership and I have full confidence that his energy will trickle down throughout the entire university.
A word of advice I have is to get involved. Don't be nervous! I was a brand new first year student three years ago and my experience has been easier and much more fulfilling because I got so involved. I encourage you to find your niche and find your home within the greater university community. Look to join a Greek sorority or fraternity or a non-Greek brotherhood or sisterhood. Join the student government, study abroad, immerse yourself in your athletics, write for the school newspaper, become a community assistant, or join just one club you're interested in. We have over 100 to choose from!
Be sure to utilize your resources on campus! There are so many things the U of R provides to you to make your time here the most successful it can be. We have the academic success center for tutoring or proofing papers and assignments, we have the counseling center, the Centers for Diversity and Inclusion and of course faculty, staff, fellow students and administrators who are readily available to assist you! Have a question? I guarantee there is a person or an office that can answer it. The ASUR Cabinet as well as your other involved students here on campus are here to represent you and be your voice. If you ever have an opinion or concern, you can turn to any of us! Communication is key when it comes to the happiness of students on this campus.
Below is my cell number as well as my email address. Know that you can contact anytime for whatever matter. I would love to hear from you all. I have an "Ask the ASUR President" page on Facebook as well if that works better for you! I am a rising Senior from Santa Rosa, CA and will be completing a major in Sociology and minors in Business Administration and Spanish. I am so proud to be a Bulldog for Life and hope you will be too!
I hope you are as excited as I am for this upcoming year. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I can't wait to meet you all in the Fall!