Senate: 2-year Term (2 seats available)
Why have you decided to run for this position?
“I’m going for re-election this year. During my first two years on Senate, I’ve really learned how the committee structure of Senate works and I know a lot of people on the Senate. When issues come up, I know how to deal with them quickly and I know who in Senate can help me with these issues. As the BUSU Advocacy Coordinator this year, working in Senate has really helped me learn about issues and be another outlet for students.”
If elected, what would you like to see the Senate accomplish?
“I’d really like to see a focus on some issues which target minority groups on campus, such as being able to address maintenance issues for students with disabilities. As well, I’d like Senate to address any issues with ITS and the internet infrastructure; I’m passionate about helping students in that capacity.”
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
“With my two years of experience on Senate as well as working as the Advocacy Coordinator for the year, right out of the gates I will be able to tackle the issues which affect students and I’m able to provide another outlet for students to help solve issues. Through my studies, I’ve become really passionate about bringing positive change to students and working through committees and bylaws to achieve change is something I enjoy.”
To the best of your knowledge, what is the Senate and what does it do?
“The senate works with the Board of Trustees and they come together to talk about different issues concerning the budget, the future of Brock, and academic programs. There are 67 different members including faculty, deans, chairs and administration. As as student member of Senate, you need to be able to see what issues directly relate to students and be aware that a lot of the work the Senate does will not directly impact students right away necessarily.”