During my two years at Lewis University, I have obtained positions in the Gospel Choir, Book Club, and Class Council executive boards while maintaining high academic excellence. I know how to balance my academics with work in organizations where I strive to foster development for our campus in general. I want to join the Student Governing Board’s executive board to help enrich the student experience at Lewis University. Every Student who is expected to pay tuition at this institution also has the right to voice their opinion and see positive changes as a result. I want to be a part of that positive change and do my best to serve the student body. I am the most qualified candidate for this position for many reasons. I have been a member-at-large in SGB for three semesters in which I worked closely with the past and present executive boards to address improvements students wanted to see at Lewis. My involvement in many organizations has given me the experience needed to understand the structure of the Student Governing Board and taught me to lead by serving. Lastly, I am a dedicated worker and driven student with a passion to continue growth within the Student Governing Board!
- Josh Hamel
There are a lot of factors that have contributed to my decision to run for SGB President. Before we get into that, I would like to share some background information about myself. I was born in Hickory Hills, IL and went to Catholic school until 8th grade. I then attended Stagg high school where I played tennis. Growing up I always maintained good grades and was dedicated to helping others. Unfortunately, I was also overweight most of my childhood. At my heaviest I weighed over 240lbs. Through hard work and dedication I lost nearly 100lbs in less than a year. I started to watch everything I ate and also made sure I got at least 60 minutes of exercise every day. Now I feel better than ever and plan to run in the Chicago Marathon this coming October.
I have been involved in Student Government Board (SGB) since I started attending Lewis. SGB acts as the voice of the students. I want to be president not for the title but because I want students to know that their voice matters. As president, I will be easily accessible so that anyone can come to me with an issue. I want to get back to the core purpose of a student governing board to create the change that the student body want to see. I know that being president comes with many responsibilities and challenges, but I can assure you that I will give 110% in order to excel at the presidential position, and to uphold the exceptional reputation of this organization.
Vice Presidential Candidate
I am a Enthusiastic Radio/Television Broadcasting major with a minor in Electronic Media Production with excellent communication skills and strong motivation to succeed. Also I am a current student working towards a degree with many years of leadership service. Not Just that, but a talented student with strong technical skills and the ability to learn concepts quickly.
I desire to join SGB because I know that it is time for me to step up on campus. Yes I am a leader on campus, but I have so many different ideas and things I desire to get the campus involved in. I understand that the Lewis Population are looking for more things to happen on campus and I’m ready to follow and listen to what my peers desire. I am the best candidate for this position because I have had the opportunity to sit under 3 SGB executive boards since my freshman year. Sitting under each board allowed me to gain and develop new skills. I am able to take what I have learned from them and apply it and improve it next year. I have been President of my graduating class since Spring 2011. I stepped up as a President when our original president left us. Just like I step up then, I want to step up now. Since my freshman year I was asked to join the board but I knew it was not the right time. As each year went passed I kept declining but now I know it is time. I know this is the right time because I grew up and have been molded to a great leader.
Any executive board position that you can possibly think of, I have been. I am apart of many different organizations. I am one of the current DJ's on WLRA. I am student leader of the month of September. And I love being here at Lewis meeting new people here every day.
Vice Presidential Candidate
Student Governing Board (SGB) is the voice of the students. The Executive Board of SGB makes sure that those voices are heard. As the current Treasurer of SGB I am privy to the on goings of Executive Board meetings and the Executive Board member’s jobs. The experience I have gained throughout this year from helping plan fall retreat to the ASGA Conference in Chicago to taking and acting on student concerns have made me, in my opinion, the best candidate for Vice President. I would like to continue hearing and acting upon student concerns on next year’s SGB Executive Board.
Vice President assists the president in the running of SGB as well as plan both formals and chairs the judicial committee. I have been able through experience with the current Executive Board as well as the one before it to witness firsthand the duties of Vice President and have full confidence that I can fulfill these duties with ease.
Aside from being on the SGB Executive Board I am currently also involved in Theta Kappa Pi Sorority, as Lions Relations (Public Relations) and Harmonic Uprising, as Musical Director as well as taking 18 credit hours. Although it may seem like a lot I am very good at time management which has allowed me to maintain a 3.0 GPA and rising.
In the future I hope that every student will know what SGB is and be excited about getting involved in the plethora of organizations that are currently offered here at Lewis University.