The ASUCD President serves as the chief executive officer for ASUCD as well as the official representative of the Associated Students to all governmental bodies and agencies as well as the campus and systemwide administrations. The President is elected each winter quarter. (verbatim from ASUCD website). The President is assisted by the Executive Office of the ASUCD President and advised by the ASUCD Cabinet. The official President Instagram handle is @ucdpresident.
They are assisted by the ASUCD Vice President; the two have been elected together since at least 1981.
Current ASUCD President: Radhika Gawde 2022-2023
Radhika is ASUCD's first South Asian woman President, second BIPOC woman President and ninth woman President
|Year at Time of Election/Major|
|Prior ASUCD positions|
|Other campus affiliations|
|Sophomore Political Science- Public Services|
|Senate President pro Tempore, Senator, IAC Chair|
|Sophomore, Economics & Political Science|
|Mariah Kala Watson|
|MEChA, EOP, STEP SRRC ACE|
|External Affairs Commission Chair|
|Davis College Democrats|
|Third Year, International Relations|
|Students without Borders, IS, DHC|
|Second Year Transfer (Senior), sociology and chican@ studies|
|Vice President, Senator, Internal Affairs Commissioner|
|Vice President, Senator|
*Sterling was part of the "Do Work" team, which eventually evolved into NOW
Note: Permanent slates did not exist before 2000.
|Andrew Douglas Donnell|
|R. Terry Schauer|
|Bob E. Murphy|
|Michael T. Payne|
|Richard 'Dick' Huberty|
|Ed Spafford for whom Lake Spafford is named|
|Edward C. Lydon|
|Robert William Munyon|
|Maiton J. 'Bud' Wolfe|
|Philip S. White|
|Harry A. Caldwell|
|Clinton Jewett (resigned 1932-9-7)|
|Irwin D. Boone|
|Leslie E. Waight|
|Louis John Sutton|
|Daniel T. Haley|
|Harold E. Kendall|
|Harold V. Beckman|
|Walter R. Huberty|
|Francis R. Wilson|
|Charles H. Kinsley|
|J. L. Kanat|
|Charles Donald 'Don' Huff, Sr.|
|Dewey L. Harper|
|W. Dudley Heron|
|John Montgomery Roberts|
|William Farrington Stone|
|John Montgomery Roberts (resigned)**|
|Hugh Dyer Cameron|
|Leonard H. Teter|
** Can someone double-check this for me in the Aggie archives in Shields? My notes have Roberts as President in 1914, and then crossed off, and I have no idea what I meant by that at the time. I'm very non-trusting of non-primary source documents, being misled by them so many times about ASUCD, that I'd like a more definitive answer. I'm not in Davis or I'd do this myself. —BrentLaabs
Student government officers roster (1967-1984) found in ASUCD files; personal observations of Mark Champagne (1979-2007); El Rodeo (1910-1967); The California Aggie (1915-1967); The Golden Book of California, 1860-1936; page 253.
Peter Nguyen was the President who ushered in the modern era of ASUCD by proposing the Democracy at Davis constitutional amendment in 1995 which created the current system of government.
Andrew Donnell was the only ASUCD President to have committed suicide. He did so shortly after graduation.
Paul Rogers married the Academic Affairs Chair; the two them were later killed by her brother in front of their children.
Horace Hampton was the first non-white (black) elected officer in ASUCD, elected ASCA President in 1949.
Sheryl Falstein was the first woman elected to the office of ASUCD President.
Charles Kinsley was the only ASUCD President to simultaneously serve as Editor (in Chief) of The California Aggie.
Bob Black was the ASUCD President who infamously signed away the campus bookstore, which the students owned, to the UC Davis administration. Incidentally, he also started the ASUCD Coffee House and Unitrans.
Mariah Kala Watson was the first BIPOC woman to serve as ASUCD President
Ryan Manriquez was the first disabled ASUCD President.
2007-05-08 20:54:01 anyone know how many women have run for president? where can i find this info? ja mata. —JessicaRockwell
I'm going to do a research project for ASUCD and Student Affairs, researching the names of all of the ASUCD Executive Officers. I'll see what I can put together for you. —BrentLaabs
- There have been five female ASUCD Presidents throughout history, as of 2007. —BrentLaabs Addendum: Many other schools got their first female student association presidents right around 1943: the same time Davis was closed for business. On the other hand, ASUCD's first black president was exceptionally early, in 1949. Female-female executive tickets tend to lose more often, though this can also be attributed to bad timing as much as to social double standards.
2007-05-08 22:25:13 damn we really need some more females up in there! —GennaCarnes
2008-08-17 00:50:18 Does ASUCD have any ties with the campus democrats or republicans? —ThanhVu