Secretary of the Student Government


Office Hours: Wednesdays (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) and by appointment.

Alex Behle

James Kwon (he/him/his) is a third-year student in the School of International Service majoring in International Studies with a regional focus on East Asia and a thematic focus on Foreign Policy and National Security. 

As Secretary, James oversees communication, outreach, operations, and recruitment.

James was born and raised on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i and graduated from Punahou School. He has been representing students all throughout his academic life— from elementary school to university—assuming the roles of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and senator. 

In college, James has interned for the Anti-Defamation League, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, and Hawaii Public Policy Advocates, LLC. In his sophomore year, James received the SigEp National Competition Scholarship and the David L. Boren Scholarship to study abroad in South Korea for eight months. 

James likes to stay active on campus, formerly serving as the financial director for the Asian American Student Union and currently serving as the Vice President of the AU Pre-Law Society. James was also the former Leonard Hall President of the Residence Hall Association and a former Training Specialist at the AU Phonathon program. He remains active in his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and the honor society Sigma Iota Rho. 

As a recent "outsider" to Student Government politics, James is ready to shake things up within the organization. James is working to make AUSG more accessible and transparent through collaboration and new media.