Published on March 2nd, 2013 | by Rachel Stella
VIDEO: SGB Vice Presidential Candidate Brittany Miller Describes What She’ll Bring to the Position
Rachel Stella, Copy Editor
Shane Gustafson and Amanda Foresta contributed to this article.
With the Student Governing Board’s (SGB) election coming up on March 19-20, Rachel Stella created a series of video interviews and profiles on this year’s candidates.
Brittany Miller, a vice presidential candidate, is the second profile in the series.
Candidate: Brittany Miller.
Major: Radio/TV broadcasting with a minor in electronic media production.
Resident or commuter: Resident.
Current and past leadership experience at Lewis: President of Junior Class Council (and president of all her class councils since the second semester of her freshman year), fundraising chair and treasurer for Gospel Choir, co-public liaison and secretary for Black Student Union and Heritage Ball committee for Heritage Team.
Other interests: Music (church praise team, recording EP with musical group Willing Souls), playing sports and visiting new places.
If you are elected, what would you bring to your position?
“What I would bring is a lot of enthusiasm. Also, I would bring a lot of background … Since I’ve already been in leadership roles on campus, I’m able to use what I have developed there, and also use what I have from general assembly. I will have the knowledge and the background to develop this vice president position. Since I have been a part of the general assembly since my freshman year, I also have had the opportunity to sit under three different executive boards … I have then got to see how they mold and develop their boards, which would then help me to help develop the board that I am trying to get on.”
What do you see at Lewis that needs improvement, and how would you go about changing that?
“I feel that what needs to be improved is our safety, because there’s a lot of different accidents or different things that are going on … When driving back on campus, will people be safe? In the dorms, do the students feel safe enough to walk outside at nighttime by their dorms? Also, even with parking — a lot of residents … have trouble parking in their own parking lot, so they would have to park in a resident parking lot that’s far from their dorm. Are they comfortable with doing that? Do they know that they’re safe on campus?”
What specific ways do you plan to address student concerns?
“I’m going to try as much as possible to get to as many different events as possible. I want to try to get to more of them, and try to find out about them earlier in advance, so that way, I can hear them out … Also, since I’m a resident, I wouldn’t mind (for people) to knock on my door and tell me something, because everybody wants to be heard; everybody wants to know what’s going on, and everybody wants that situation to happen, and I want to make it happen for them. ”
Text is abbreviated from the video interview.
To view the profile on presidential candidate Brittani Alston, click here.