I’d like to first start off by saying thank you to everyone who went out and voted Wednesday, Thursday, and more importantly, Friday. Your voice as a student has significant power! I am extremely excited to begin working with all of the student organizations on campus, and begin working with Dylan and Rodney, the newly elected president and vice president.
My plan as Students’ Association’s executive treasurer, besides injecting the funds from the conference request fund back into the fall and spring budget, is becoming an asset to helping students raise funds on campus. If the student organizations on campus are seeds, I want them to see me as the fertilizer. I want to help each individual group grow in the upcoming year, allowing them to make a more significant impression on ACU’s image.
I want campus events to be awesome, and sometimes awesome requires more funds from just Students’ Association. I want the groups to see me as their friend who wants to help them reach their goals, not the guy who tells them how much money they are allowed to spend. I am planning on creating “Fundraising 101,” guides for all students to have access to, teaching them how to raise money in different places.
Some people are made to run organizations, make their ideas come to life, and make a lasting impression on our campus. Sometimes, fundraising isn’t in that person’s goals. I want to help them understand the values in learning to fundraise, so they can go above and beyond any limitations set before them.
To the students who are reading this now, and have already planned out what they need in the fall budget from Students’ Association: Be excited. Dylan, Rodney and I are already preparing for next year’s plans. We are fired up and ready to hit the ground running the first day of school in the fall semester. We want to be as transparent and as friendly as possible to every student on campus.
We encourage each student to come and talk to us in our offices under the Campus Center about any concerns, thoughts or prayers they have. Once again, thanks for all the student support during the election process last week. Don’t forget to apply for the executive administrator, CFO or CCO if interested. Be prepared student body: The “Dream Team” is almost here.