President: Frank Romano
Hometown: Bayonne, N.J.
Major: Secondary education and history
Clubs/Organizations: SGA, Residence Life, Admissions, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Freshman Mentor and Baccalaureate Honors Program Mentor.
Why are you running for this position? I’m running for SGA president because I believe I’ve been lucky enough to be exposed to many different areas of our campus, observant and patient enough to have gained an idea of where our strengths and weaknesses are and capable enough to lead SGA and the student body as we try to improve our university.
What issue(s) is/are most important to you in this election? Why? As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close, I feel the biggest issue is addressing what is most important to the students in a comprehensive way. By compiling all the issues students typically voice their opinion about — parking, housing, new policies, programming — a plan can then be made to prioritize the biggest issue we face, which is not listening to what students want and getting it done.
How do you plan on working with the Finance Board to fairly distribute money to clubs and organizations for 2009-2010? The Finance Board is not under the jurisdiction of the SGA president. While as the SGA president I would encourage the Finance Board to be prudent with spending, ultimately, the fact is that if you want the Student Activities Fee to be spent wisely, encourage your Finance Board representatives and the treasurer of your clubs and organizations to work closely together to make sure the money that is allocated is being spent well.