About ASNMU's General Assembly

The General Assembly is the legislative branch of ASNMU, responsible for developing legislation and overseeing the progress of ASNMU initiatives. Assembly meetings are held weekly and public opinion is always welcome.

Leadership of the General Assembly

The Chair of the Assembly is responsible for the operation of the General Assembly. This includes running the weekly meetings and serving as the Chief Legislator of the Legislative Branch. The Chair of the Assembly is chosen by the General Assembly itself from among its voting members. The 2020 Chair of the Assembly is Kylie Lanser.

Division of the General Assembly

Representatives serve on either the Academic Affairs Board or the Student Affairs Board depending on how they represent students. They also serve on at least one university committee and work on various ASNMU projects.

We encourage you to check out the current committees. If there is something you would like to see us pursue, please send us a suggestion.

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for handling student concerns regarding academics at NMU and implementing programs to further enhance the academic experience at NMU.

Academic Affairs consists of 4 College of Arts & Sciences representatives, 3 College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies representatives, 2 General Studies representatives, 1 College of Business Representative, 1 College of Technical & Occupational Studies representative, and 1 Graduate Studies representative. These numbers are subject to change depending on Semester Enrollment numbers.

If you have any academic related concerns, please contact your ASNMU representative and see what we can do for you!

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee is responsible for handling student concerns regarding student life including housing, dining services, and campus to community connections. The Board creates and maintains projects that will benefit student life. Examples of Student Affairs projects include: the Wildcat Wallet program and the 24 Hour Study Lounge.

The Student Affairs Committee represents students based on where they live. There are 12 positions on the Student Affairs Board: 1 Quad I representative, 2 Woods representatives, 2 Quad 2 representatives, 1 up-campus representative, 1 on-campus apartment’s representative, and 6 off-campus representatives. These numbers are subject to change depending on Semester Enrollment Numbers.

ASNMU 2021-2022 General Assembly

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Kylie Lanser

Chair of the Assembly

klanser@nmu.edu (262) 994-3833
Office Hours:

Monday: 3p-5p
Tuesday: 2p-3p

Sofia Aragones

Secretary of Board

asnmu@nmu.edu (906) 227-2452
Office Hours:

Monday: 9a-1p, 2p-3p
Tuesday: 9a-11a, 1p-3p
Wednesday: 9a-1p
Thursday: 12p-5p

Student Affairs Board

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Alison Deutsch

Chair of Student Affairs

Additional Title:

Quad II Representative

Office Hours:

Monday: 1p-3p

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Zora Binert

The Woods Representative

Additional Title:

Director of External Affairs

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Bella Sargent-Graham

The Woods Representative

Office Hours:


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Grace Bessey

On-Campus Apartments Representative

Office Hours:

Wednesday: 2p-4p

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Margaret Compton

Off-Campus Representative

Office Hours:

Tuesday/Thursday: 12p-1p

George Cook

Off-Campus Representative

Office Hours:


Jack Anderson

Off-Campus Representative

Office Hours:

Thursday : 1p-3p

Academic Affairs Board

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Olivia Fuhrman

Chair of Academic Affairs

ofuhrman@nmu.edu (586) 719-4742
Additional Title:

College of Health & Professional Studies Representative

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 1p-3p

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Reiana Merrill

College of Arts & Sciences Representative

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 1p-2p
Wednesday: 10:45a-11:45a

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Joe Sturm

College of Arts & Sciences Representative

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 3p-4p
Friday: 2p-3p

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Spencer Morris

College of Arts & Sciences Representative

Office Hours:

Tuesday : 2p-4p
Friday: 3p-5p

Claire Sargent

College of Arts & Sciences Representative

Office Hours:

Friday: 2p-4p


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Carter Wilson

Dept. Head, Political Science

carwilso@nmu.edu (906) 227-1502
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Jim Gadzinski

Director of ACAC


Open Positions


Below is a list of the positions open for the 2020 - 2021 school year. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions please fill out an application here or stop in our office and pick up a paper application.

Academic Affairs Representatives

  • College of Graduate Studies Representative (1 open position)
  • College of  Technical & Occupational Sciences Representative (1 open position)
  • College of Health & Professional Studies Representative (2 open positions)
  • General Studies Representative (1 open position)

Student Affairs Representatives

  • Off-Campus Representative (4 open positions)
  • Up-Campus Representative (1 open position)
  • Quad I Representative (1 open position)
  • Quad II Representative (1 open position)