Welcome to 2013 ASSP Elections. Here we have some information from the candidates themselves!
Why are you campaigning for this position?
I have become inspired to serve as Vice President of Finance for a few reasons: my academics, my heart, and my past service. As an Economics major I have learned that stewardship is at the heart of what God has intended for us. In my case I have always been interested in financial stewardship. As an organic entrepreneur I see financial stewardship as an opportunity to find the most efficient way to benefit our students and honor their contribution into ASSP. I believe my academics have bolstered my ability to serve the SPU student body in this capacity. In addition, I have a heart to serve and I see an excellent opportunity to keep the relationship between ASSP and the student bodies healthy while making sure the students know all the great amenities they can receive from their ASSP fee. Lastly, I have served as the Senator of the School of Business and Economics for the 2013-14 school year, including serving on Finance and Allocation boards. On those boards I have been a part of a team that carefully considers the allocation of ASSP funds to best serve SPU student’s needs and wants with equality.
What unique skills and talents would you bring to this position?
I have always been a natural economist and entrepreneur. From adolescence into adulthood I have worked to find unique opportunities for growth in business and stewardship. Studying economics brings a whole set of unique skills, such as: problem solving, being able to unearthing alternatives, and transitioning between detail to big picture ideas. This is directly applicable to the Vice President of Finance, most importantly with being detail oriented while remaining aligned with the big picture. The VPF position is a yearlong service but it also has long term implications and externalities. As someone who has served on Finance Board and Allocation Board I have been fortunate enough to see the big picture goals as well as week to week operations of ASSP. This experience gives me the freedom to promptly dig in to this role. My entrepreneurial spirit has also given me some priceless values that I hold dear to my heart: tenacity, work ethic, and social responsibility. As a part of ASSP Officer Core I would encourage my team and constituents to foster relationships with our neighborhood and greater community that are mutually beneficial. This might include purchasing local products, leaving a venue in better condition than we found it, or acting in a respectful and responsible manner when representing SPU in the community. At 16 and 17 years of age I ran a small business while going to school, that required time and task management, tenacity, and a strong work ethic. If elected I will use the same and even greater work ethic and tenacity to accomplish my goals and the day to day tasks of the VPF position.
Describe three to four specific goals you would like to accomplish during your term.
If elected, I will strive to be a Vice President of Finance that stewards with intentionality, relationally, and efficiently to bring further continuity to the Associated Student of Seattle Pacific with the following in mind: