Chief of Staff

Om Kanwar

Om Kanwar, A.S. Chief of Staff Headshot

Hey Toreros!

Welcome back to all our returning students and a special welcome to all our new students! My name is Om Kanwar and I have the pleasure to be your Associated Students Chief of Staff for the upcoming year. The year is brimming with potential and I can’t wait for all the things we are going to accomplish together. I am beginning my junior year and only have the most wonderful things to say about my experience here at USD. I was born in India, but moved to Chicago at a young age and was enticed to come to USD for all the terrific opportunities available here in San Diego. I ran for the Division 1 Cross Country team here my freshman year and spent my sophomore year becoming engaged with several other areas here on campus. I served as a Residential Senator last year for the Associated Students for an area called the University Terrace Apartments (UTAs) and joined the Club Tennis team on campus as well. Currently, in addition to being the Chief of Staff, I serve on the executive board for the Club Tennis team and am majoring in Computer Science with minors in Philosophy and Chemistry.

We are privileged to attend such a terrific institution, but there is always room for improvement. The Associated Students is the face of positive change on campus, and this was my initial draw to the organization. My experience as a Residential Senator really cultivated my passion for enacting change on campus and certainly enticed me to strive for an executive board position. Personally, as the Chief of Staff, I hope to gear my initiatives towards improving campus life of the general student body and fostering a more enthusiastic and inclusive vibe all across campus. As a member of Associated Students, the most exciting thing for me would be to see our student body speak up. As representatives for the entire student body, each and every student’s voice and opinion is invaluable because each person’s experience is unique and important. Without the students speaking up, however, the Associated Students cannot represent the student body to the fullest of our capabilities. I encourage all students to say hi to me as I’m walking around campus or come visit us on the 3rd floor of the SLP in our offices. Our doors are always open and we welcome in everyone.

I can’t wait for the year to begin and I look forward to meeting you all!



Phone: 619.260.4715

Office Hours:

Mondays: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Tuesdays: 10:45am-12:45pm
Thursdays: 10:45am-11:45am and 2:30pm-3:30pm

AS Chief of Staff Job Description