Mike Chmielewski – Candidate Internal Vice-President

My name is Michael Chmielewski, and I am running to be your next SGA Internal Vice President. I am a Criminal Justice student going into my senior year. In my time at UIS, I have been involved with numerous student organizations, and I have had direct experience in the great work that student leaders are doing across campus in helping to plan events. I have also been a member of the Leadership for Life program and a Resident Assistant. This has helped me to communicate with diverse groups and become an effective advocate for student involvement.

In my time on SGA, I will use my experiences to face the problems that are important to the UIS student body. The issues that are very important to me are student involvement, expanding the star rewards program, and expanding the healthy food options in the food emporium and the student union. I possess the skills and experiences necessary to make me effective in achieving these goals.

I want to encourage student involvement on campus through increased recognition for student leaders, and promoting communication between students, Student Government, and the administration. Further, as an RA, I have seen the amazing things student leaders can do when given the necessary tools for their events to succeed. I believe that, as a member of SGA I can help streamline the process by working to increase communication between various student organizations. This will give student leaders the tools they need to make student life at UIS as successful and engaging as possible. Student organizations and student involvement go hand in hand, and as internal vice president I can work for the benefit of the entire student body. I look forward to earning your vote!