A.S. advisor moves on to new post

    After 10 years as the A.S. Council’s advisor, Paul DeWine will leave the Associated Students to become assistant dean of student affairs at Eleanor Roosevelt College starting Feb. 2.

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    The A.S. Council honored DeWine on Jan. 28 with a resolution to rename the Student Leadership Chambers the Paul DeWine Student Leadership Chambers. The resolution was passed by consensus and councilmembers gave DeWine a minute-long standing ovation

    “”I think Paul DeWine is an amazing person,”” A.S. President Jeremy Paul Gallagher said. “”He has helped form a very solid foundation for the A.S. and a foundation that will last many many years with the help of … countless students.””

    After approximately 300 A.S. Council meetings, DeWine says his decision to leave Associated Students is based on his desire to grow professionally and seek new experiences.

    “”If I had to pick a number-one mentor, a number-one person to help transition … from nothing … to being a senator, Paul would be the number-one guy,”” Earl Warren College Freshman Senator Erik Ward said.

    Like many councilmembers who spoke at DeWine’s final Council meeting, Ward described DeWine as a living historian who knows precedents and wants to help in any way possible.

    “”The thing that I love is seeing A.S. when they succeed; the ownership, the excitement and the fulfillment they get from seeing something that they worked so hard on come into fruition … and enjoy the fruits of their labor,”” DeWine said.

    Roosevelt Dean of Student Affairs Patricia Scott said that DeWine was chosen from over 60 candidates for assistant dean.

    “”We’re very excited that he’s going to be joining our staff and he is exceptionally qualified to take on the responsibilities of the assistant dean’s position here at Eleanor Roosevelt College,”” Scott said. “”The experience and expertise that he has in leadership development and student governance combined with his commitment to community service resonates exceptionally with what the mission of Eleanor Roosevelt College is all about.””

    David Goodwin, chair of the Eleanor Roosevelt College Student Council, said it’s thrilling to have DeWine at ERC.

    “”We’re very happy to have an assistant dean, and more importantly, we’re very happy to have Paul being that assistant dean,”” Goodwin said. “”He definitely has given a lot of service to A.S. and I’m sure he will be sorely missed up there, but I think he will go on to do even greater things in different places.””

    DeWine described the most difficult aspect of being A.S. Council is advisor was negotiating how to relate to each council.

    “”I’ve always felt that my role is to help them make an informed decision, to make sure they have all the facts,”” DeWine said. “”And whatever decision they make from there, it’s their decision.””

    Ward, though he has only served on the A.S. Council for one-and-a-half quarters, expressed that he will miss DeWine very much.

    “”I can’t even try and think of how these third-and fourth-years are going to deal without him now,”” Ward said.

    DeWine grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Toledo. He received a masters degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. Before becoming A.S. advisor at UCSD, DeWine worked with student organizations with an emphasis on fraternities and sororities.

    “”I think there’s a new excitement at Roosevelt because of the new college campus … and I think it’s going to be fun to be a part of that,”” DeWine said.

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