I would first like to welcome all new and old Hawks back to campus for the start of another great year! My name is Kelly Craig and I am the 2013-2014 Student Government Association President.
I have been a member of SGA since I was a freshman. I am now heading into my senior year as a Political Science major. In addition to being SGA President, I am also Head Resident Assistant of Elmwood Hall, Co-Captain of the Debate Team, and President of the Political Science Honor Society. I cannot believe that this will be my last year as a Monmouth University undergrad, but I am so excited to work with the SGA Senators, General Members, and the administration to improve the campus experience for all students.
This year is bringing a myriad of changes on campus, from the new website layout, to our new President, Dr. Brown, to a brand new residence hall that is set to open fall 2014. SGA is following the trend of embracing change and has set a number of goals and created new initiatives to better both the organization and the campus. We hope to strengthen communication on a number of levels and continue to increase our presence on campus by getting more students involved. We have adapted our committees and added the Alumni Affairs committee. This committee’s mission is to strengthen ties to SGA alumni through a bi-annual newsletter, reunions, and other mediums. Additional work being done by other committees includes planning Homecoming, planning the Big Event, reviewing the annual club and organization budget allocation process, continuing communication with the campus administration and staff, and working to collaborate with other clubs and organizations on campus to produce successful initiatives and campaigns.
As the President of the Student Government Association, my primary goal is to ensure that my peers’ voices are being heard about any concerns they may have. All Senators of SGA were elected by the student body to be advocates and representatives for you. If there is ever anything that you feel needs to be addressed, please do not hesitate to speak to a representative of SGA or to email me directly at email@example.com. We would love to have you join SGA or just stop by for one of our meetings on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm on the third floor of the Student Center!
I hope you all have a fun, safe, and successful year and again, do not hesitate to voice your questions or concerns! Good luck this year and Go Hawks!
PHOT COURTESY of Kelly Craig