Brett Jordan, a self-proclaimed Bellingham local, is a current Western junior. He is following his love of accounting by acting as the AS Business Director.
His primary job duty is regulating AS spending, which includes over 200 club accounts. He serves as the Vice Chair on the AS Activities Council.
Q: In your opinion, why should students care or be involved in the AS?
A: The AS provides great opportunities for any areas you may be interested in. The AS also provides great leadership training for life after college.
Q: What is the most important thing the council does?
A: The most important thing the council does is represent the students. We, as the council, make sure our funds get back to the students, whether it be a program, club conference, martial arts competition or concert.
We hope the money allocated will benefit the students involved indirectly or directly.
Q: Why did you join the council?
A: As the AS Business Director, I am required to serve as the Vice Chair. I hope to bring some thought provoking questions and comments.
Not every decision is easy to make on the council. I hope I can serve as a resource for council members with budget related questions.
Q: How would you describe the council to a new student?
A: The council serves as a great resources for funding all AS clubs, student groups and organizations that wish to provide services and programs to the student body and community.
Q: How would your friends and family describe you?
A: They would describe me as charismatic. I am also someone they can confide in. They would probably say I work too much and need to slow down. But, I love what I do.
Q: If you could only have one hobby, what would it be?
A: This is tough, but I would have to say stunting. I have been a cheerleader for four years, three of which I cheered for Western. I enjoy striving to improve my stunts.
Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?
A: Accounting! Although I love accounting, I also have the desire to go into public service within my community here in Bellingham. Go Bellingham... and Accounting.
Q: Why did you decide to go to college?
A: It seemed like the right thing to do. But, I also wanted the experience and education to obtain a better career. I am happy to say I have had awesome experiences along with a well rounded education.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the AS?
A: I don’t know if I could choose just one, but if I had to, I would say the Activities Council. It provides me with a lot of entertainment.
Q: Describe a normal week for you at Western?
A: I spend a good 12 hours of my week in classes, six hours working out trying to stay healthy and about 20 hours or more working in the AS.
Q: Is there anything else the student body should know?
A: I also serve on other AS committees such as the LAC, WLS, Student Senate, Budget Committee, Management Council and the Business Committee.
I also serve on the AS Transportation Advisory Council to work on alternative transportation issues.