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Executive Council


The role of the Executive Council is to manage the internal and external affairs of ASBSU.  This includes anything from public relations, to spending money, and to collaborating with university administrators to ensure that the student voice is being considered in decisions at Boise State.



Executive Council meetings for Spring 2019 will be held at 6:00 pm, on Wednesdays, in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center on the second floor of the Student Union Building. If you would like to listen in on our decision-making processes, please feel free to stop by!

Kaleb Smith (He/Him/His)

ASBSU President 

Phone: 208-819-6281
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 10:30-11:30 am, Tues/Thus 12-2:15pm or by appointment



Emily Rembert (She/Her/Hers)

ASBSU Vice President

Phone: 509-432-3513
Office Hours: Fridays 4-5pm or by appointment

Emily Rembert is a senior studying finance. She is from a small town in eastern Washington and loves exploring Boise. In her free time, she enjoys participating in Love Your Melon, a hat company that donates hats to local hospitals. Through ASBSU, Emily is excited to work on new initiatives such as Open Educational Resources (OER), creating a smooth merge with the IESC, and reducing the stigma of mental illness on college campuses. As the speaker of the Student Assembly, Emily aims to highlight the voice of ALL students.”I love this school and am passionate about making it the best it can be. My vision is that in 10 years when students apply here, they will see an inclusive, academic, involved school where anyone can find their place”.


Executive Staff


Angela Aninon (She/Her/Hers)

Chief of Staff

Phone: 208-810-6278
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1:30-5pm

Angela Aninon is a junior studying Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations. She is from the small island of Saipan, and applied to be Chief of Staff because she wanted to be a part of a group of students who are committed to making Boise State a better place for all Broncos. A fun fact, she is super competitive, especially in ping-pong!

Esperansa Gomez (She/Her/Hers)

Vice President of Inclusive Excellence

Phone: 208-713-2702
Office Hours: Mon. 4:30-6:30, Thurs 11:45-4:15pm or by appointment.

Esperansa was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and is majoring in social work. When she is not in classes or at work, she loves listening to music and dancing for fun! She also enjoys going to the movie theatre, watching Netflix, spending time with friends, and attending rallies in the Boise community and learning about the needs and passions of others. This is why she joined the Inclusive Excellence Student Council. She acknowledges that not everything is equitable for marginalized students in our community and wants to use the privileges she has for the greater good by representing and advocating on behalf of others. Because she knows that when diversity is acknowledged, accepted, and cared for, we can have more beautiful ideas and opportunities for one another.

Jackson Blackwell (He/Him/His)

Student Lobbyist

Phone: 907-953-9808
Office Hours: Wed 1:30-4:30pm or by appointment

Jackson Blackwell was born in Sitka and raised in Soldotna, Alaska. He is currently pursuing a double major in Political Science and Economics with a sustainability minor and a Pre-Law track in the Honors College. While not advocating for students at the Capitol as part of his role with ASBSU, he is a member of the Honors College, Student IMPACT Board, as well as other student organizations on campus. In his free time he enjoys running, skiing, hiking, fishing, or pretty much anything outdoors! Jackson is passionate about advocating for issues and representing all students.

Mikayla Melchert (She/Her/Hers)

Secretary of Academic Affairs

Phone: 208-818-9657
Office Hours: Wed 2:00-4:30pm by appointment

Mikayla Melchert was born and raised in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho. She is double majoring in Marketing and International Business, and is passionate about advocating for students’ education and helping implement open educational resources on campus in order to make class resources more accessible. In her free time, Mikayla loves to go on drives and listen to music with friends, enjoy the out doors or spend time cuddled up watching Netflix with her roommates. She is involved in Dance Marathon and a part of Alpha Chi Omega in addition to ASBSU. She spends her mornings and weekends working at Hyde Perk Coffee in the north end.

Reegan Jacobson (He/Him/His)

Ethics Officer

Phone: (817) 905-5539
Office Hours: Wed 1:30-4:30pm by appointment only

Reegan Jacobson was Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, but he calls Hayden, Idaho his home. He is in his third year of College majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. He transferred to Boise State during his sophomore year after receiving an Associates of Arts from North Idaho College. Reegan decided to join the Executive team as the Ethics officer due to his passion for making sure decisions on the Executive council are made ethically and in favor of all students. When he is not in class or in the ASBSU office, Reegan is out hiking, camping, or hanging out with friends. Feel free to contact him to set up a meeting if you ever have any concerns with ASBSU, or feel that you are not being represented enough! If you have complaints and would like to purpose changes, please fill out this form.

Michael Gentile (He/Him/His)

Secretary of Student Organizational Affairs

Office Hours: Tues 3-4pm or by appointment

Michael Gentile was born and raised mostly in Rexburg, Idaho. He is currently a junior pursuing a degree in history. Some of his hobbies include playing music, chess, and reading. He has high expectations for this year and is very excited to work with all the diverse clubs and individuals on campus. Taking an active role in his position, Michael hopes to maintain efficiency, communicate effectively, and spurn student involvement at Boise State University.


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