By Rebecca Dial, SA President
I have been invested in Students’ Association for four years now. It has been the biggest part of my time here at ACU and I care deeply about its mission. I want the elected officers to do the most they can for the student body and lead SA in another year of productivity and service. You as a student are powerful through your vote–value it! Don’t just vote for your friend or someone who offers you some enticement. Think about whose ideas and character will best impact campus. Then hold those people to what they say they will do and make sure they are fully representing the student body in the best way possible.
Following through on what you start is important for every position but most crucial for the President. While I have concerns about all of the candidates’ track records on this, I would recommend voting for Dylan Benac. He does have experience that will be advantageous to the Cabinet as they fulfill their roles.
Vice president needs to be someone with great interpersonal skills and creative thinking. Anna Fullerton seems to be the best candidate and has a great passion already for what she could accomplish. I think the fact that Anna has not previously been in SA will bring a different and beneficial perspective to the Cabinet.
Student organizations have the most interaction with the treasurer. This person should be patient and respectful and value each group. The biggest part of the job is planning the budget. J.P. Ralston has proposed doing away with the conference request fund and putting that money back into student group budgets. I support this wholeheartedly and believe that the university and departments need to step up on funding conferences rather than expecting SA to do that.
No matter who is elected, please hold them accountable. And thank you, very sincerely, for allowing me to serve you for the past four years. It has been an honor and I have been incredibly blessed by it.