CASA elects governance officers for 2009-2010

    OTTAWA, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - During its recent annual Policy and
Strategy conference, held in Calgary, Alberta, the Canadian Alliance of
Student Associations (CASA) elected its governance officers for 2009-2010.
    Tina Robichaud was elected as Chairperson. Joining her is Justin Williams
as Secretary and Allan Hall as Treasurer. Robichaud is president of the
"Fédération des étudiantes et étudiants du centre universitaire de Moncton,"
Williams is the VP Education of the Federation of Students at the University
of Waterloo, and Hall is the VP Administration for the University of
Lethbridge Students' Union.
    The governance officers act on behalf of the entire membership to ensure
the accountability and effectiveness of the organization. As leaders among
leaders, these three students will help realize the policy and advocacy
priorities set out by the membership.
    "We have a big year ahead of us, but also a driven membership and
incredible potential to work with the govermment, civil servants and
stakeholders to accomplish our objectives," said Robichaud. "I have no doubt
we can achieve both our short term and long term goals, and ensure a common
future and a better Canada."
    "Robichaud has been a dedicated leader within CASA and student politics
for a number of years now," said Arati Sharma, National Director of the
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. "I am confident that the new
executive team will strengthen CASA's mandate for a more accessible,
affordable, high quality post-secondary education system in Canada."
    CASA would also like to thank the former governance officers, Kyle
Steele, Kim Hartlin and Alastair MacKinnon, for their dedication to the
betterment of students' lives and of the post-secondary education sector as a

    The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan,
not-for-profit national student organization composed of 24 student
associations, representing over 300,000 students from coast to coast.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview: Jillian Flake,
Public Relations and Communications Officer, Canadian Alliance of Student
Associations, (613) 236-3457 ext. 224, (c) (613) 868-6605,

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