SGA Election: Ryan Pfaff

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In a new Q&A series, The Echo reporters ask Student Government Association candidates about their Spring 2016 campaigns. Elections will take place April 6-7 on Org Sync.

Q: Who are you and what are you running for?

Ryan Pfaff

My name is Ryan Pfaff and I am running for Vice President of Finance.

Q: Why did you decide to run for SGA?

I am running for an SGA executive position because I believe that I can offer SGA and the UCA student body qualified and knowledgeable counsel as the Vice President of Finance. I have now served on SGA for five semesters. Within those five semesters I have been the Chair of the Housing and Food Service Committee, I have sat on the University Diversity Advisory Committee, Child Care Committee, Campus Safety Committee and the Housing Exemption Committee. I have garnered respect and trust from my fellow senators and from the faculty and staff with whom I serve. As such, I believe that it is in my best interest and the best interest of the students, whom I represent, to run for an executive position that will allow me to use the skills I have gained through my experiences and effectively fill the role of the Vice President of Finance.

Q: Why should UCA students elect you?

While I have served in many different niches of senate and the university, my primary focus has been on the financial side of SGA. I have served on the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFA) for five semesters and the Finance Committee for two semesters. As such, I have an ample amount of experience working with the SGA budget and working with the present system for student fee allocation. This being said, I plan to improve upon the current system and allow for more efficient and widespread fee allocation. All in all, I hope that the UCA students vote for an experienced and knowledgeable candidate.

Q: Have you been in a leadership position before?

I have held several leadership positions while at UCA. I am currently serving as an S.O.S. Team Leader for the 2016 summer and fall semester; this will be my third year on staff. In addition, I was a member of the 2013-2014 I.D.E.A.L. freshman leadership team.

Q: What’s something unusual about you?

I wake up at 4:00 a.m. to study because I find that I can think more clearly in the mornings, and it allows me to go to bed early and wake up refreshed and ready for the day.
photo courtesy of Ryan Pfaff
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