We, the students of Bushnell University, strive to ensure a voice in institutional affairs and protect the interests of the students. We do our best to provide for the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social development of the students of Bushnell University and promote positive communication between students, administration, and staff.

What is ASBU?

The Associated Students of Bushnell University (ASBU) is the official organization that exists to serve the undergraduate students. ASBU regularly meets and works with administration, faculty, and staff to represent student perspectives and concerns regarding institutional affairs. It is made up of Class Representatives, two At-Large Representatives, three Executive Vice President’s, the Controller, and the ASBU President. The objective of ASBU is to encourage students academically, spiritually, and socially.

ASBU Committees

ASBU has three standing committees – the Activities Committee, the Academic Committee, and the Campus Environment Committee whose work is to ensure that the voices of Bushnell University students are heard. The duties of the committees are the following:

The Academic Committee

The Academic Committee addresses issues related to curriculum, learning resources, faculty issues, and educational policies.

The Campus Environment Committee

The Campus Environment Committee addresses issues related to physical campus improvements, residence life, and food services.

The Activities Committee

The Activities Committee hosts events plan community building events and encourages broader community involvement, awareness, and service at Bushnell.

How to Become a Part of ASBU

There are many opportunities for students to be involved and a part of ASBU. The leadership roles include positions in the Executive Cabinet (President, Vice President of Academics, Vice President of Environment, Vice President of Activities), Senate (Class Representatives and At Large), and Controller.

To be an Office in an Executive Cabinet or Senate Position, students must attend an informational session hosted by the ASBU. Then they must formally declare their desire to run through a simple application process. After a period of time allotted for campaigning, the student body is invited to vote for one of the individuals running for each office.

The Controller is hired by the Executive Cabinet of ASBU. Those interested in being ASBU Controller must apply and interview with the Executive Cabinet in the Spring.

ASBU Governance

The ASBU Constitution

The ASBU Constitution outlines our Vision, Mission, and Purpose.

See the full ASBU Constitution.

The ASBU Bylaws

The ASBU Bylaws serve as the standard operating rules and regulations for ASBU. The Executive Cabinet is responsible for ensuring that the bylaws are adhered to.

See the full ASBU Bylaws.

ASBU 2023-24 Executive Cabinet

ASBU President

Matthew Wilhite 

ASBU VP of Academics

Alsea Diffenderfer

ASBU VP of Activities

Stephanie Sterling

ASBU VP of Environment

Jazmyn Paul

ASBU 2023-24 Controller

Gabe Fatooh

ASBU 2023-24 Senate

ASBU Senior Representative

Zoe Tomlin

ASBU Junior Representative


ASBU Sophomore Representative

Sayer Pescosolido

ASBU Freshman Representative


ASBU At-Large Representative


ASBU At-Large Representative