Why are you seeking this position?
I am seeking this position because in my involvement with AS clubs and other activities, I have found that there are many shortcomings concerning getting the word out about organizations and their events.
There has been a problem with transparency within the AS, and that problem resonates with a lot of the student body in what I’ve discussed with them.
What do you think is the role of the VP for Activities?
As the Vice President for Activities, I would be the liaison between the AS and the departmentally-related activities committee.
I would also be on a lot of other activities-related committees, and I would oversee AS clubs, AS Productions, Western athletics and so on. I would also act as one of the student representatives for the school.
What is one issue affecting students that you would like to focus on or work on next year?
Advertising on campus, I along with a lot of other organization leaders have found it is very limited, inefficient and generally ineffective. Not only do organizations not see the results that they want from people attending, but in general, the student body is not aware of all that goes on on campus, which affects their college experience.
When I first came to Western, I was quick to join several AS clubs. Spring quarter of that year, I became president of my first club. Since then, I have become president of three more and a trained budget authority. Because of wanting to help other clubs, I began to serve on the AS Activities Council.
I have also coordinated events through the residence halls by volunteering as an Eco-Rep for two years. Last year, I helped to put on Hall of the Year when serving as treasurer for National Residence Hall Honorary. If elected, transparency within the AS would be one of my top priorities, along with adequate avenues of advertisement. Clubs, athletics, and other on-campus organizations deserve for people to come to their events, meetings, and games without having to resort to time-consuming and cost-inefficient measures. For innovative ideas to benefit students and school activities, vote Katrina Haffner.