Platform: Building Stanford 2.0
Cruz & Macgregor-Dennis: Stanford 2.0
student government as social entrepreneurship


We’re Michael Cruz and Stewart Macgregor-Dennis and we want to be your next ASSU Executive. We both care deeply about the issues that Angelina Cardona, Kelsei Wharton, and now Michael have worked hard on throughout the year, and we are committed to addressing the problems and concerns that affect us all. However, we also believe that student government can do more to incorporate Stanford’s entrepreneurial culture, your academic expertise, Silicon Valley’s technology, and the grassroots leadership style so prevalent among Stanford students. We’re running because we want to help the ASSU tackle the big issues in new and innovative ways.

We believe strongly in having concrete ideas about how to improve Stanford while also consistently listening and responding to your feedback. Throughout our campaign and platform development, we have committed to a set of major goals:

  • Applying Experience: Michael’s ASSU leadership experience and Stewart’s social-entrepreneurship work uniquely position us to expand the power and impact of student government. We are dedicated to reforming the ASSU into a stronger agent for change, helping it leverage its influence for greater social benefit, and connecting better with students.
  • Using Entrepreneurship and Tech: Here in Silicon Valley, we are at the heart of entrepreneurship and technological innovation, so we want to bring the spirit and methodology of social entrepreneurship to student government. We intend to fully incorporate technology throughout the ASSU, seeking input from all members of the Stanford community in order to continuously revise and improve our service.
  • Engaging the Community and Measuring Results: We cannot effectively serve the campus without continuous feedback and input from the people we represent. We are always seeking new opinions and creative solutions to campus issues, and will use research, data-driven analysis and our collective institutional memory to better contribute to the Stanford community. We want the ASSU to approach problems with reliable information as to their root cause, explore existing research, determine the best possible solution, and closely monitor results to ensure our actions are effective.