Carson Henley’s experience, drive and a realistic approach make him the best candidate for Students’ Association Treasurer.
After working as SA Chief Financial Officer this year, Henley worked directly under SA Treasurer Chris Shim and watched how the budget process was reformatted to better fit the needs of the students. He watched closely how the job was done, assessing what could be done better and what should stay the same.
“Over the past year I’ve learned a lot. So I know how to do it, I know how to get stuff done because I have a lot of connections. Making those connections has already happened this past year,” Henely said.
“But making sure this process goes quicker, to make sure the right people get the money – that is something I want to work on, it’s something I can work on and I will work on as treasurer.”
Henley also wants to make sure student groups use money allocated to them. In the past, Henley said many student groups have money left in their budgets at the end of the year, and, if elected, he plans to work with the groups, helping them to find other ways to spend allocated funds.
“There’s no point to have the money allocated to you and not spend it,” Henley said. “There have been groups in the past that have planned on an event and that not come to fruition because a certain author might get sick, which happens, and they can’t really spend SA money towards that. They might have to change their goals of, ‘How are we going to spend that money,’ or, ‘How are we going to use these funds for something else we asked for but we didn’t get fully funded for.”
Henley has the experience of working with the treasurer this year, the drive to get things done and a realistic approach to funding groups and keeping them accountable for their funds. With these tools, he is the right fit for SA treasurer.