The State President's Message
Dear Friends of CASC,
I am beyond humbled and honored to serve as the California Association of Student Councils (CASC) State President for the 2022-2023 year, following in the footsteps of the trailblazing leaders before me, and paving the road for many more years ahead.
While it’s not uncommon to hear how “life changing” or “revolutionary” something is, this statement really holds true when it comes to our organization. Unbeknownst to me, my life was drastically changed after attending my first conference because CASC is truly an experience that you carry with you. Whether that be in the form of treasured memories, curriculum now embedded into daily practice, or a fully fledged passion, in this organization, we strive to make space for everyone and provide them with all the resources and encouragement to fulfill goals that are true to themselves.
As we are nearing our 75th anniversary, it is my highest priority to continue championing our long standing core values that first brought so many of us into civic engagement. However, it is also my duty to improve upon existing practices, ensuring that CASC continues to lead with integrity and grace amidst the rapidly changing world as demonstrated by the past two COVID-ridden years.
I, alongside the rest of State Council as the leading figures of CASC will maintain accountability, transparency, and communication within everything we do, and by leading with an open heart and open mind, I am confident that CASC will continue to prove what we have worked tirelessly to emphasize: Youth have the power to change the world.
With that being said, I am elated to see what the next year has to offer, and I can’t wait to see what our wonderful new State Council is capable of. Of course, we could not and cannot do anything without your unwavering support, so for that we are beyond grateful. We hope you stick with us for another year (and for many more years to follow), and thank you again!
Ellie Lian (she/her)
- Ellie Lian, CASC State President 2022-2023