Running for Student Senate president seemed a logical decision to Kristen Weidus. She had served as the vice president last year, and was already familiar with the ins and outs of student government here at Hiram.
Weidus says that at Hiram, the Student Senate president plays “an integral role in the overall campus community and its functioning (serving as the primary distributor of funds to student organizations, serving as a student observer on our Board of Trustees, etc.), and that is definitely something that I enjoy being a part of. Also, I believe that I am able to represent the students well in these positions.”
She says that one of her major goals this term is to improve communication and relationships between many of the major student organizations on campus. Additionally, she says that “both (vice president) Dan (Safko) and I hope to focus on increasing student involvement here on campus,” to reaffirm the role Student Senate has on this campus, and increase student confidence in Student Senate by making it an environment where ANY Hiram student feels comfortable expressing concerns and opinions.