Former HPU student body president, Romney staffer speaks at alma mater
December 10, 2012
Tim Lussier worked with Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election.
HONOLULU – Former Hawai‘i Pacific University Student Body President Tim Lussier went from being a new graduate to serving as "Western Regional Digital Media Manager" for Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in a matter of months. He returned to his alma mater on Monday, Dec. 10, to share the story of his six months in the trenches of a hard-fought presidential race.
The special presentation "From Student Body President to Romney for President" was held at the HPU Warmer Auditorium, Penthouse, at 1060 Bishop St., Honolulu, beginning at 1 p.m. The event was free and open to the public.
Lussier called the campaign "the experience of a lifetime." In short order, he moved from a role of campaign volunteer to a digital media manager.
Lussier, of West Linn, Ore., graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication from HPU in May 2012. Previous to his term as student body president, he had served in the Student Government Association senate and was a member of the HPU Sea Warrior Debate Society and an assistant debate coach.
Lussier showed images, emails and other examples that were used during the