Letter to the editor – Sarah Spranger

Dear Editor,
My name is Sarah Spranger and I am running for the position of ASLC Vice President. I am a junior majoring in both Business Management and History from Mercer Island, Washington. As a student at Mercer Island High School, I had the opportunity to serve as the student representative to the Superintendant’s Advisory Board. In the three years that I served in this position, I experienced what it was like to be a part of group that actively worked together to improve and implement programs for a community of people. This position spurred my interest in taking on further leadership roles in other organizations where I have learned to effectively lead groups and advocate for my peers. It is through these experiences that I feel that I would be an excellent candidate for the Vice-Presidential position of the ASLC.
My experience as the President of Linfield’s Pan-Hellenic Council has prepared me for organizing and leading groups of people who want their voices to be heard, which is essential for being the leader of the senate. As LPC President, I met with school administrators to problem solve and set goals benefitting Greek Life. While in this position, I was a key contributor to the development and implementation of the Greek Safety Patrol program now used by Greek Life here at Linfield. I learned about the structure and policies of Campus Safety and was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to have had several meetings with the new Director of Campus Safety, Bob Cepeda and talk about relations between students and campus security. I feel that the time I spent as Pan-Hellenic President would serve as a valuable stepping stone to the position of ASLC Vice President.
I believe that the students are what make Linfield such a successful school and that it is essential to make sure that their voices are heard by both the faculty and trustees of the college so that Linfield can continue to be a thriving school that students can be proud of. As Vice President, I would represent you as students to the school staff and trustees. I would make it my goal to represent and advocate for my peers in the best possible light and be an active listener in all areas of my position, whether it’s in senate, a trustee meeting or even in a general conversation.
If elected to the position of Vice President, I would foster a dynamic environment within Senate where we could continue to work towards improving student life at Linfield, actively listening to others. I would like to create new ways of keeping students and staff updated about what is going on in senate, whether this is through a newsletter, the Linfield Review or in other ways, people would be see the wonderful things senate does and recognize what a powerful tool it can be in improving student life on campus. I will be a dedicated and valuable member of the Cabinet with the skills and experience needed to fulfill the duties of ASLC Vice President.
Sarah Spranger
Vice Presidential Candidate

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