AUSA Executive Board Members

David Ferrel, President

David Ferrel My name is David Ferrel. I was born and raised in Mexico and moved to Aurora, IL when I was 15 years old. I am majoring in Business Administration. Currently, I am the President of A.U.S.A. and was previously the Treasurer. I am the first in my family to go to college and hope to inspire my siblings to follow in my footsteps. When I graduate from AU I hope to continue my education, get my master's degree and eventually get a PhD. My life goal is to start and develop my own business to financially support my family. One of my favorite quotes is by Benito Jaurez: "El derecho al respeto ajeno es la paz," which means that peace is possible when people respect the rights of others. I believe that if every person treated others as they would like to be treated our world would be a whole lot different. As a Hispanic I love and embrace my culture-by the way my mom makes the best enchiladas ever- but I also enjoy being around other people from other cultures and learning about them. I love going out with friends and having a good time, especially when it comes to dancing; I may not be good at it but I will always try. I like to take on new challenges that help me develop my skills as a leader.

Cody Fuerst, Vice President

Cody Fuerst My name is Cody Fuerst, I am from Orland Park, IL and I graduated from Carl Sandburg High School. I am a Psychology major and plan to continue to the graduate level and possibly further. I also plan to minor in Gender Studies and Servant Leadership. I love participating in philanthropy and giving back. I've logged over 300 hours of community service and participated in several charity events as well as conducted my own shoe drive in the past. At AU I am a Resident Assistant and have previously been an A.U.S.A. Senator and a member of the Peer Conduct Board. I am also LEAD Tier I certified. With my position as Vice President, I plan to continuously expand my involvement on campus and leadership opportunities. One of my major life goals is to help people in any way that I can and always give it my all. My favorite quote, which is a constant inspiration and reminder to perservere is, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," by Mohandas Gandhi.

Richard Artz, Senate Chair

Richard Artz My name is Richard Artz. I was born in California and I wasraised in St. Charles, IL. I am a Political Science major with two minors inComminications and History. This will be my third year in A.U.S.A., I was aSenator my sophomore and junior years. I am the Chair of the ConstitutionCommittee. My involvement at AU also includes being President of the PoliticalScience Club and a member of the Golf Team. My favorite hobbies are golfing,bowling, fishing, camping, and swimming. My favorite quotes are: "Whenplaced in command--take charge"-General Norman Schwarzkopf- and"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration ofvictory"-General Georgo S. Patton.

Amanda Liss, Secretary

 Kaitlyn CrohanMy name is Amanda Liss and I am from St. Charles, IL. I am a junior majoring in Pre-med with minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Physiology. After AU I hope to be a doctor working in the emergency department. I am a Resident Assistant and a goal keeper for the varsity Women's Soccer team. I am also A.U.S.A.'s Secretary, Publicity Committee Chair, President of Mu Sigma Pi, LEAD Program, a member of the Honors Peer Advisory Board, Honors Program Student, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. When I'm not studying for class I enjoy being goofy and making people laugh.


Kaitlyn Crohan, Treasurer

Amanda Liss Hey! My name is Kaitlyn Crohan and I am from Orland Park, IL. I am a junior, majoring in Pre-med with minors in Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, and Spanish. When I grow up I would love to be a Physicians Assistant. I am a Resident Assistant and a proud member of the varisty Women's Soccer team. I am also the Mu Sigma Pi president, A.U.S.A. Treasurer, Appropriations Committee Chair, and a member of the Honors Peer Advisory Board, Honors Porgram, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. I am really close with my family and I love to spend time with them. In my spare time I love to go shopping, paint my nails, play sports, and do anything that involves being outdoors. Someday I would like to go to school to get my degree and paint nails professionally and open a nail salon in my house. My favorite quote is: "Leadership is about influence and impact, not titles and accolades."