VP Student University Affairs Candidate: Charlene Green
Business Administration – General Management
1. What is your platform?
The main focus of my platform is getting students engaged. Obviously this is what most of us want, but I firmly believe this starts with the people who are already involved with MRU activities, which would be the club members and
volunteers. By facilitating management and leadership training, they will have better understanding of strategic planning, leading a team, and most importantly effective communication. This leads to my next goal of more
communication across all departments, centers, clubs and faculties. Currently, there is not enough collaboration on things like events and projects. More collaboration will lead to better awareness and added support. My next goal is to
solidify a fall reading break which would take place over November long weekend by adding a few extra days to make it a full week. It’s important for students to have time to de-stress before crunch time at the end of the semester.
2. What do you think SAMRU’s role is and why do you think it’s important for students?
SAMRU is run by students for students. It is there to help shape our experiences at Mount Royal. SAMRU does this by providing centers catered to student’s interests and needs. It gives the support necessary for students to create clubs
filled with like-minded people. We are better able to find our niche while at University because of this. SAMRU is also responsible for representing our interests as students of Mount Royal University in a much broader way to all three
levels of government, whether it’s about funding, Wyckham food choices, or student loans. Because we spend thousands of dollars to be here, we need to have a say in the decision-making process., which is why it is so incredibly
important for us to have SAMRU.
3. What qualifies you to be elected for the position you are running for?
People have asked me why I don’t just volunteer or run for Governor if I simply want to connect with and engage students. My answer to this is that I want to make it my full-time job to work on student life at Mount Royal. I don’t want
to do this for only a few hours every week. I want to spend everyday working on our goals because I am so incredibly passionate about Mount Royal. VP Student Life is all about the students and getting them engaged in what is going on
around campus. I was elected President of the Student Council at Fanshawe College in St. Thomas, Ontario where we set record attendance and awareness goals. I want to work with SAMRU to make this happen again.