Speaker of the Senate

Robert Tyler Warren

Hello USD!

My name is Robert T. Warren and I have the privilege of serving as your Speaker of the Senate for a second consecutive term! I hail from the smalltown/farmtown of Galt in South Sacramento County, where my family has resided for the past seven years. I am blessed to have a loving and supportive mother, as well as two beautiful siblings that are very close to my heart. Currently, I am an incoming Senior with intentions to graduate with a BA in political science. I will be applying to Law School this upcoming semester as well, so wish me luck!

The honor and opportunity to have served the undergraduate student body these past three years has been some of the most impactful experiences of my college career. Previously I have served as the Senator for Maher Hall (15-16), the Senator for San Buenaventura Hall (16-17), and most recently as the Speaker of the Senate (17-18), which I again have the pleasure of returning to this upcoming year! I have found that within this organization, as well as within this university, there is a strong sense of community and family that permeates throughout the residential halls and classrooms. I have always longed for public service so that I may foster, promote, and protect the rooted values and traditions that keep such communities alive and thriving.

Furthermore, I see myself as the defender of the values and practices of custom, convention, continuity, prescription, and prudence. The methods of governance and the philosophies of politics and ethics have been long established, and were produced through centuries of practice. Today we enjoy the high functioning, peaceful society we live in because of the blood, sweat, and tears that the generations before us put into the foundations of our concepts of freedom and individual liberty. Such concepts have been threatened nationally within the recent decades however. As a millennial conservative/libertarian, the responsibility to defend and champion the values of an enduring moral order, free market capitalism, private ownership, and the numerous traditions that make America the freest and most prosperous nation within recorded human history, is one that I proudly and profoundly share with a growing number of individuals nationwide.

The aim and agenda for this upcoming year is to continue building on the hard founded legacy of service and engagement within the Associated Students Senate that I began at the onset of my previous term. The role and presence of AS and Senate within the campus community has been at record high levels, however many student organizations and communities are still further ahead than we are. I intend to push that envelope and to bring the Senate to the forefront, side-by-side with the undergraduates of USD. Though we stand in solidarity together throughout our shared experience here at USD, it is prudent, if not essential, to respect the individualism of the student that make up our community and to promote the freedom of thought and philosophy that ought to define the foundational core values of an institution such as our own.

I look forward to another year serving the students of this fine university, and I hope that you will join me on our shared journey of improving the student experience here at USD.

Thank You, and Very Respectfully,

Robert T. Warren



AS Speaker of the Senate Job Description


Speaker Pro-Tempore

Alexander Plummer

Hey Toreros! 

My name is Alexander Plummer, and I’m the new Speaker Pro Tempore of the Associated Students Senate for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. I feel very fortunate to represent such a compassionate and kind student body that is USD. A snapshot of me—I grew up in Palatine, Illinois, a city just outside of Chicago. I attended Fremd High School where I ran Cross Country and Track. At USD, I am involved in Club Cross Country. I also really enjoy water skiing and rock music. This will be my third year at USD, and my second in AS. As I was the Parking Re-Appeals Coordinator in the AS Senate last year, I will be returning to assist the Speaker in making sure that concerns of the student body are brought to the AS Senate for action. By this I mean that the Senate Agenda will always include the most current and popular issues brought forth by the Senators that represent you. Please, by all means, do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would be more than happy to meet with any student that needs help with an idea that they feel would help students. I look forward to seeing you all around our beautiful campus in the year to come!

Your friend,

Alexander Plummer ‘20




Jocelyn McCoy

Hello! I am a fourth year student from the All-American city of Lincoln, California. I am currently pursuing a major in International Business and a minor in Political Science. Upon graduation, I hope to continue following my passion for service to others by working for an international non-profit. On campus, I am a very active member of the Torero community as a Scholastic Assistant, Torero Tour Guide, and member of Kappa Delta, Torero Ambassadors and Welcome Team. When I'm not exploring the various eateries San Diego has to offer, hiking or snowboarding, you can find me volunteering for the special needs pageant I created alongside my family, the Mr. and Miss Extraordinary pageant.