ASCSU president appoints Phoenix Dugger interim VP

Erik Petrovich

ASCSU President Jason Sydoriak appointed Phoenix Dugger, ASCSU’s director of finance, to interim vice president Friday in Executive Order 2015-003 following former VP Taylor Albaugh’s unexpected resignation.

Sydoriak referenced Dugger’s history as parliamentarian in the ASCSU Senate and experience as director of finance in his decision. The president also referred to Dugger’s academic career and his extensive community involvement on and off campus.

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“The summer responsibilities of the vice president still require attention, and must be fulfilled in order to set up the rest of the school year for success, especially in regards to managing the Student Fee Review Board,” Sydoriak said during the appointment ceremony.

The Student Fee Review Board, chaired by the VP, reviews and makes recommendations about fees imposed upon students with a particular focus on the effect of inflation, according to the ASCSU constitution.

Dugger is a business administration and economics major with a concentration in computer information systems at Colorado State University, going into his third year.

Dugger was appointed in response to Taylor Albaugh’s resignation from the VP position for the 2015-2016 year. Albaugh was a Ram Orientation Leader during the summer, but she resigned from her impending duties July 17 before leaving for vacation in Hawaii.

Dugger will serve as interim vice president until the second week of classes, when ASCSU senate will come back into session. The senate will then ratify Sydoriak’s nomination for the VP position. Sydoriak said he did not want to appoint a vice president without the approval of the students and may nominate another candidate to the position depending on Dugger’s performance during the interim period.

“All of his attributes and accolades make for a well-suited interim vice president that embodies the spirit of this administration and institution.” Sydoriak said.

Collegian Reporter Erik Petrovich can be reached at news@collegian.com and on Twitter @EAPetrovich.