Former HPU student body president, Romney staffer speaks at alma mater

December 10, 2012

Tim Lussier worked with Gov. Mitt Romney during the election

Tim Lussier worked with Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election.
(Courtesy photo)

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.

Tim Lussier

Lussier showed images, emails and other examples that were used during the
election at his HPU presentation, Dec. 10.