Fall 2013 Elections
VOTE ONLINE - Sept. 23 - 26, 2013
Senator, School of Communications
Senator, School of Education
Caroline D. Wiley
Intent to Run: This fall, I intend to run for the seat of Graduate Senator. I am qualified because of my extensive experience in higher education. I graduated from Webster University as a commuter/transfer undergraduate, successfully participating on the Forensics team and specializing in public speaking, receiving my Bachelor of Art's degree in Speech Communications. I also did freelance photojournalism for the Journal and was initiated into 3 separate, selective honor societies on campus. Along with this, I have held four separate employment positions at Webster University and understand both small and large functions of the University and the concerns of its many constituents. My ability to problem solve and critically think through any situation enables me to be an able and willing candidate for the SGA Graduate Senator position. My involvement on campus has given me a breadth of experience and a plethora of interaction with the different groups on campus. This will enable me to give voice to issues that need to be heard and successfully co-represent a large faction of the Webster student body.
Statement of Goals: I would like to see the Webster graduate student population more represented in the concerns of the Webster student population at large. Additionally, I would like to encourage graduate involvement and create more graduate student groups on campus. As a significant plurality, graduate students deserve more representation and an equal voice for their concerns in the Webster University community. My aim is to make sure their needs and desires are sufficiently articulated to the larger community and taken seriously when considering policy changes and agendas.
Intent to Run: I want to run for SGA as an at-large senator because I want to be more directly involved with the school and make an impact on the decisions that are made. Qualities that would make me a good leader are that I am assertive about things that I care about, and I will fight for what is right for our student body. I am good at communicating and creating innovative solutions with others as well. My qualifications include being the Webmaster of my thespian troupe in high school as well as being a mod in HvZ. As a resident on campus I am at the school all of the time therefore there are a lot of different things that I have experienced that I feel need to be changed.
Statement of Goals:
• Better wifi access
• More versatile meal plans and options
• Organic fruit & veggies in Marlettos
• Soft serve ice cream
• New Check policy in between residents of different dorms
• Media card system reform for Film/Video majors
• More housing and options
• Fix the water tab on the fruit punch in the UC
Intent to Run: I am running to become more involved with the student body, especially within the school of education. The school of education does not always have representation, so I am running to become the representation that the school of education needs from the Student Government Association.
Statement of Goals: My goal for running is to be a representative for the school of education. From what I've heard in the past, the school of education has had a lack of representation, so that's what I'm hoping to be for them this year. I would also like to improve communication within the school as well. Many education majors have a hard time making sure that they can get all of the required education classes into their schedule by graduation due to the fact that many classes are only offered one semester, so I'm hoping to make some improvements in this area.
Intent to Run: My name is Gareth Anderson. I am a service member in the United States Army Reserve, an international student from the United Kingdom, and currently Webster's only Reserve Officer's Training Corps Cadet. I intend to run for Senator At-Large because over my time at Webster I have found many admirable core values that this school instills in its students which I also wish to demonstrate. However, there are still many issues that need to be addressed and a fresh mind on old topics can provide more clear and concise solutions. Becoming a senator in the SGA will help me in my future career as an US Army Officer and can help me to test and hone my already well-practiced leadership technique which I learned in the service. Webster says it will make me a better me, well, I wish to make Webster a better Webster.
Statement of Goals: I want to make Webster students more aware of who their student representatives are and how they can become more approachable senators. As a commuter student, increasing the amount of activities that are held for those who do not live on campus. I want every Webster student to be proud that they go to Webster. We are a top university, we need to show it. I want to push to make the voice of the students to be more heard, this is your Webster, and it should resemble your opinions and feelings.
Intent to Run: Hello my name is Robert Franklin and I intend to run for a senator at large position this year. I would like to run for this position because I once Love Webster University. I love working with students and listening to them talk as well as sharing stories back and forth. I have held various position around campus. I have been an orientation leader for the past two years. I have worked with international student orientation. I have been in Residential Hall Association for the past year. I have also been the Vice President for Latin American Student Organization. I have worked in the IT department on campus for the past three years. Also, I have worked as an Residential Assistant and have worked as a Desk Attendant. I have had a lot of significant leadership experience in the areas of housing and the IT department also the office of first year experience and I believe that I would like to try and start working within student government to help make a positive change in our university.
Statement of Goals: If I were elected into the senator at large position I would like help with the process of turning SGA from just a student bank but, into an advocacy group for the students of the university. Also, if I were to be elected I would attempt to try to help in any way possible to try to get some type of relationship with Webster Groves to get the city to allow for Webster University to continue to grow.
Intent to Run: I am applying for the At-Large Senator position. I am a very open person. I am good at listening to what people have to say and I'm not afraid to state my opinion. I am very open to what the students here at Webster have to say. I will not for an opinion on a topic based on my own information. I will listen to what the students have to say and listen to their thoughts, opinions, and concerns before voting for a bill or idea. I am very good with people and I'm not afraid to take the extra step to get whatever I need to get out, out there. That is why I believe I am good for this job.
Statement of Goals: I am not really sure if I have any ideas or not at this time. I am sure that I am interested in helping other people back their improvements. I am very open to what the students have to say and will take their opinions and concerns into my votes. All I want is to be able to make a difference in the Webster community.
Intent to Run: I'm running for the At-Large Senator SGA position. As an excellent communicator and people person, I feel that this job would be a natural fit for me. Relaying the opinions, needs, and overall voice of the student body would be a challenge that I would be more than able to meet. Not only do I have the skills, but also the school spirit that is so important for being involved in SGA. It would be difficult to find someone as upbeat and excited about Webster as I am, which is saying a lot. By already attending the St. Louis campus, Vienna campus and Thailand campus by the beginning of this semester, I feel that I have a keen understanding of how Webster University operates and the impact it has on the student body. Overall, my experience at Webster in tandem with my personal skills give me what I need to be an effective At-Large Senator.
Statement of Goals: The most important job I would have would be representing students and helping their voices be relayed back to the representative body of SGA. Next, I would focus on specific niche areas that seem to be neglected or not up to par. A good example of this would be getting commuters to feel involved with the greater Webster student body. Also, I would like to get contrasting interest groups and clubs to mingle and better understand each other. That being said, I would also be taking care of issues and initiatives that will be created as the school year progressed.
Intent to Run: I intend to run for an 'At Large' Senate seat at Webster because I feel that I can represent Webster's student body well. I am the type of person that likes to get out and meet new people, and with those people face new challenges that may arise. Figuring out solutions to problems is one of my strong suits. Whether someone just needs a listening ear, or a helping hand, I can be there. Mediating is also something that I specialize in! I would rather not refer to myself as a "Middle Man", but I am a good go-to person when it comes to negotiating.
Statement of Goals: A goal that I would like to set for Webster, is to have a more 'open' feel on campus amongst the students. Webster University already feels like one big community that everyone is welcome to, but many people have a tendency to mistake welcomeness for openness. Webster is welcoming by making sure that everyone has a place to fit in. In other words, everyone can find their niche. However, I do not think that Webster has a very open environment, because I feel that many students are afraid to speak up on issues they care about.