Name: Mitchell Buonpastore
Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.
Clubs/Organizations: Emerging Leaders; Tau Kappa Epsilon (pledging); Leadership Development Program; SGA; Alpha Lambda Delta.
Why are you running for this position? I feel very passionate about serving my fellow students at Rider University. I am a dedicated and motivated scholar looking to make a difference on campus for the benefit of all students. I feel that I possess the confidence that is needed to carry out all financial aspects involved in this position with integrity and honesty.
What issue(s) is/are most important to you in this election? Why? The Housing policy, raising University spirit and club recognition are three topics that I feel very strongly about. I believe these are three essential issues that need continual analysis and the implementation of resolutions that will satisfy Rider University and the student body.
What qualities do you think an SGA leader should have? An SGA leader should be devoted to the service of others, dedicated to his/her duties, be very caring of the students and the University, and be willing to do whatever it takes to do his/her job to the best of his/her ability.
Name: Alex D’Amico
Hometown: Clark, N.J.
Major: Entrepreneurial Studies
Clubs/Organizations: Varsity Men’s Tennis Team; Chess Club; RHA; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Emerging Leaders; Entrepreneurial Studies Club; Intramural basketball and volleyball.
Why are you running for this position? I would like to bring a new wave of change to the SGA Treasurer position while also running the position professionally in a way that will earn the trust of the students in the SGA.
What issue(s) is/are most important to you in this election? Why? Housing is most important to me because we are going through some difficult times with it currently, and there is potential for modifications to improve the process.
How effectively do you think SGA handled the on-campus housing issue for 2008-2009? I think the SGA handled the housing issue decently because there was so little time in between the moment that a problem was discovered and the period that housing selection had to take place. I believe that given the whole upcoming year before the next housing selection, there should be plenty of opportunity to refine the system.