ASA Executive 2022 - 2023


Jewel Naicker - President

Hi there! Jewel here and I am your Augustana Students' Association president for 2022/2023. Thus far in my career here at Augustana, you may have seen me in many Math and Physics classes or in the many student groups I found myself in. I was part of TeamUP Science, HelpYoungMinds, and the Augustana Chemistry Club. For the past 2 years, I also served as your ASA Student Rep for the Science Department. This led me to the ASA where I could continue on with my advocating and involvement in making your Augustana experience unforgettable.  During my term on the ASA Executive Committee, I will continue to work hard and advocate for students by drawing awareness to issues such as period equity, sexual violence, and providing more career growth opportunities for students.  If you do see me out and about, do not hesitate to give me a shout. Outside of our lovely campus, I enjoy exploring new foods and places, frequenting Fika, or hiking.  You can always reach me at

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Saim Khokhar - VP Finance

Hi, my name is Saim Khokhar and I am a second year student studying computer science. My hobbies are biking, reading and writing.


I hope this year will be a fun and exciting one and hope to do my best for the Augustana community as the Vice President of Finance. You can reach me at


Kyra Gusdal - VP Student Life

Hello! My name is Kyra (key-ruh) Gusdal and I'm a Drama Major and Management & English Double-Minor. If I’m not in the ASA office, you can find me kicking it in the theatre building!

This year, I'm hoping to help foster school spirit and remind everyone why Augustana is a great place to be! I'm a pretty busy body but I'll always make time to hear and help with student concerns! I can be reached at See you on campus!


Ursula Pountou - VP Academic

Hello Everyone! My name is Ursula M. Pountou and I am your VP Academic for the 2022/2023 Academic year. I am very excited to represent you this year and will constantly make it my goal and priority to increase your student experience at Augustana. I am a 4th-year biology major and chemistry minor. I joined the ASA because I have a passion for representing and helping students achieve their academic goals. I am also heavily interested in Christian theology and apologetics as well. If you need guidance and help with anything, feel free to just come into the ASA office or just email me at I would love to chat! See you around campus!


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Eylül Evren - VP Communications

Bio coming soon...

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Cindy Roose - Executive Director

Hello, my name is Cindy and I am working on my 26th year as Executive Director for the ASA. You will likely see me in the ASA Office when you stop by. I manage our services, assist with programming, work with Clubs, and help the Student Council to achieve their work for you, the students, throughout the year. If you need any assistance, I can be reached at Have a great year!