Alyssa Berardocco – Candidate Profile

RUNNING FOR DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD (1 Year Term)

Alyssa

Ballot Blurb:

My name is Alyssa and I hope that you will elect me as the next Director of the Board. For the past four years, I have contributed countless hours to our university and community, which have enabled me to be the most qualified candidate to represent and advocate for you at the highest level of governance.

A vote for Alyssa promises that we will work together to:
1. Save money whenever and wherever possible,
2. Make decisions that consider the diverse needs of every student,
3. Build Brock’s future in order to positively impact past, present, and current students.

In recent years, Brock has seen immense growth and progress. I want to continue building this momentum by making decisions on the Board that will ensure money is allocated responsibly and the best interests of students are always considered.

Let’s accomplish these goals together. Get on board. Vote Alyssa.


 

Candidate Interview:

 January 31, 2016

To the best of your understanding, what is the purpose and function of the BUSU Board of Directors?

“As per Bylaw 102, the purpose and function of the BUSU Board of Directors is to allocate all monies of the Corporation and set and implement Corporate Policy & Procedures. In addition to these responsibilities, the Board oversees all Human Resources, insurance, financial, and legal matters of the students’ union. At the core, the purpose of the Board of Directors is to ensure that the diverse needs and best interests of the entire student body align with the important decision being made that undoubtedly have the ability to improve Brock University as an institution and BUSU as a students’ union.”

Why have you decided to run for the position of Director of the Board?

“I am running for the position of Director of the Board (1 year term) because I want to work together with students to advocate for our best interests, make decisions that will save our hard-earned dollars whenever and wherever possible, and ultimately, continue building a better Brock University for past, present, and future Badgers.”

Why should you be elected for the position of Director of the Board?

You should elect me to the position of Director of the Board because of my experience and involvement at the University, my diverse skillset, and my passion to work with you to improve the overall student experience.
My involvement at Brock University began long before I officially unlocked my Village townhouse door in first year as I was accepted into the prestigious Brock Leaders Citizenship Society (BLCS) in my final year of high school. Once I arrived at Brock, I continued the momentum I had built in high school and was quick to become involved with the Concurrent Education Student Association (formerly Concurrent Education Council), BLCS, International Student Services, BUSU, and various other clubs and groups on campus. In my second year, I began working for the University’s department of Student Life and Community Experience and Student Development Centre, started volunteering with Mentorship Plus, was elected into an Executive role on the BLCS, helped to coach a rep hockey team in the Niagara Region, and was awarded the Award of Merit for contributing over 500 volunteer hours to the University and Niagara community. The following year, I was elected as the President of the Concurrent Education Student Association, the Vice-President of the BLCS and Humanities Student Association, continued working for Student Life and the SDC, volunteered with Mentorship Plus and the BUSU elections, presented at several regional and national conferences, helped to organize 5 Days for the Homeless, helped to build a home with Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina over Reading Week, and was awarded the Award of Merit for contributing over 500 volunteer hours to the University and was the undergraduate recipient of the President’s Surgite Award. Finally, this year I was reelected as President of the Concurrent Education Student Association, elected to as a Brock University Students’ Administrative Council (BUSAC) Faculty of Education Councillor, elected as Vice-Chair to the BUSU Appeals Committee and Hiring Committee, began working for BUSU’s General Brock, the Graduate Students’ Association and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, spoke at a national conference, will be leading a group of Brock Students to South Carolina to build another home with Habitat for Humanity and am running in the BUSU elections.

If elected as a Director of the Board, how will you ensure that you effectively represent the students that have elected you?

If elected as a Director of the Board, I will ensure that I effectively represent the students that have elected me by continuing my level of involvement in the school. It is through my diverse experiences at the school that I have met and become friends with students from different programs and interests. In my current role as a BUSAC councillor, I am mindful of student issues and concerns brought to my attention and actively work to advocate on behalf of you. Finally, I am accountable for every decision that I make on BUSAC and am transparent about issues to students when they are not held in-camera.

What do you believe are the three main issues affecting Brock students today?

I believe the three main issues affecting Brock students today are a lack of school spirit, lack of student participation and awareness in student governance, and the lack of a solution to more affordable and healthy food options on campus. If elected to as a Director of the Board, I will work together with students alleviate some of these issues and strive to build a better Brock.


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