One last time
“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors” ( “Hamilton: An American Musical”)
Greeting folks, It’s been an amazing last year as your student government president. Last year when I transferred to Beloit I had no idea the whirlwind that I would get involved in with BSC. I was inspired to run because of issues I saw on campus and the powerful stories I was hearing. In January, when I started my presidency, I wasn’t expecting to inherit a broken, unfilled system.
All of my excitement was squashed when quorum wasn’t met for my first handful of meetings, and the positions that were supposed to be elected were vacant. I’m not the type of person to give up, so the remaining elected folks in student government, our advisors, and I worked to come up with a system that would deliver the essentials that the student body needed and expected.
I’ve learned so much from this crazy position. I would never go back in time and change my decision to run for BSC. The experience I’ve gained has helped me find my direction in life and decide to pursue my masters in Educational Leadership and Policy so that I can be involved with meaningful change in higher education. As students, we’re always going to have to fight for our voices to be heard within the administration and with the professors.
I implore you to use your resources and always do everything you can to look out for one another and fight for what you believe in. I’m so excited that the campus has approved of the latest student government system, and that we’ll move forward with it. I truly think it addresses the majority of concerns that I’ve been aware of for this last year and I’m proud to graduate next semester and leave this in your trusting hands.
Warmly, Willow Wallis