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?
My name is Megan McAfee and I’m a sophomore by hours running for Sophomore Class Vice President alongside Kelli Collins who is on the ballot for Sophomore Class President.
Q: Why did you decide to run for SGA?
I knew coming into college that my goal was to serve people the best I could. I was coming here for my own education but I wanted to directly impact others while I had the opportunity. UCA’s Student Government stood out to me as an organization that truly cared about serving the student body. I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself and impact others through my time and service through SGA.
Q: Why should UCA students elect you?
After serving my first term on SGA as Sophomore Representative, I have gained the knowledge and experience to better help me be at the disposal of the student body. I have served on Rules and Ethics, Housing and Food and Student Evaluation of Teachers committees and am committed to UCA’s student body and hearing their voices. I have high hopes for clearer advising and for UCA to be a place of comfort and transparency for its students.
Q: Have you been in a leadership position before?
Apart from my year of service as SGA Sophomore Representative, I hold a chair position in Delta Zeta, am a part of Student Orientation Staff and was recently nominated for Panhellenic’s Woman of Integrity.
Q: What’s something unusual about you?
I grew up in a very small, tight-knit community and have learned to value genuine relationships.
photo courtesy of SGA