Connor Best will run unopposed for SA executive president, and although we’d like to see more competition, we think Connor really is the ‘Best’ candidate for the position.
Best has served in SA Congress for three years and spent the last year as Chief Planning Officer and Parliamentarian, working closely with the executive cabinet to write legislation and pass bills.
Best said he plans to carry over projects to next year that weren’t completed this year, such as changing the advertising policy to bring chalk back on campus and revising the dancing policy.
Best also has new plans in mind to give SA a stronger presence on campus. He said he envisions spending lunches meeting with students and getting more students together in large group settings to build community and serve others. He also is writing a bill that would restructure SA by giving president, vice president and treasurer positions to class senators to develop a system with more structure that gives students clear responsibilities.
If Best continues the hard work he’s put in over the past three years, he will accomplish a lot for the students and quite possibly change the face and reputation of SA.
“It’s the president’s job, one, to be kind of the visionary to look for a long-term vision, to see what the major goals are over the year. And to not let himself or herself get caught up in the details and lose sight of the big picture and the track of things,” Best said. “I think it’s really important for the president to spend time before the school year starts, really planning out things that need to be accomplished. and planning out what, really, the long term interests are and making sure he really sticks to those things throughout the year.”