With the election of Matt Worthington for Students’ Association president, the student body can now only wait to see if Worthington will impress like he said.
Worthington did not give a huge list of things he wanted to accomplish, but instead compared his plans with going on a date.
Worthington said when he takes a girl on a date, he has a plan but doesn’t detail the events ahead to his date. Now, he says he is taking the same approach with leading the student body next year.
Matt may have an idea of what he wants to do, but the student body does not. We are being taken on a blind date and want to know what to expect. Worthington will undoubtedly use his skills, and the skills of those surrounding him, to be the president the students expect.
While the Optimist endorsed Worthington because of his wanting to be a leader amongst SA Congress and his views of being a communicator to the student body, Worthington needs to fulfill his promise of making next year similar to a good date.
Worthington speaks of communicating with the student body by bringing discussions, forums and dinners to campus to brand the SA name.
Part of communicating with the students, Worthington said, will be to be a voice for students to faculty and administrators.
Worthington is serving on a committee looking at changes in social club changes. His on-going involvement with the committee gives him the experience needed to make decisions for the students about changes in policy that could be affected.
Worthington also says he wants to cut back on some of the spending on the Cabinet and put it towards monthly forums and building relationships with the campus. With the money that each student pays into the SA budget, Worthington should be the president to ensure that the students’ thoughts and concerns reach the appropriate people.
To use an acting analogy, Worthington said he wants to be the director for the cast of actors in SA. His willingness to be a strong leader will be needed to a Congress that has faced attendance problems.
Cracking down and being a leader to the campus and rest of Congress while trying to bring more people to SA will be a positive step for SA.
Summing up his thoughts on what he wants to accomplish, Worthington said it would be a tragedy to do a lot of good thing, but to never do the right thing. If Worthington lives up to what he says, then the students will feel like the date is successful.