The first thing you notice when you get elected President of a Student Body is that people start asking you "so, what do you do?" a lot. It's understandably confusing--I usually ask them what they think I do, first. The answers are generally pretty varied. I've heard everything from planning dances, to making college policy, to picking which student organizations get to be registered and which don't. While I certainly wish that I could wave a magic wand and fix every problem that students face on campus, that's nothing short of impossible. I'm just a guy with a faux-fancy title and a page on a website.
As President, I am pledging the most open, hardest working, and most visible Student Government Association possible. This year we'll be working to expand our student activities budget, open the A&E center so that it's a resource truly available to the student body, and we'll continue to ensure transparency during this time of change on Ithaca College's campus. But these changes can't come without your support and input.My ability, and of that matter, SGA's ability to make real change on campus comes directly from you, the student, and your engagement with the process. We can't push for things if we don't know what to push for, and if no one is paying attention, it'll all fall on deaf ears. That's where you come in. You're as much a part of the process, if not bigger, than we are, and we need help.Come and find us, in our office or on campus. Come to our meetings. Sit on a committee. Get involved. I look forward to the things we'll do together.