khalil jamal uis sga Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Legal Studies
Year in school: Senior
SGA Position: Senator for Undergraduate Students
Why did you run for SGA?
I ran for SGA because I want to be more involved in making decisions for myself and other students. I want students to realize that SGA members are their ambassadors and they should feel comfortable enough to bring all questions and concerns to us.
What are your goals for the upcoming year on SGA?
Two of my major goals for the upcoming year is to work on extending the operating hours of campus facilities and to work on bringing affordable food options to UIS.
What other organizations/activities are you involved with at UIS?
I am currently involved with the Black Male Collegiate Society and I serve as a project coordinator for the UIS Volunteer Center.
What is your favorite thing about UIS?
One of the things I enjoy most about UIS is the size of the community. The disconnection between students and professors/administrators is not as pronounced as it would be at a larger university. During my time here, I have had no issues getting in touch with my professors or other administrators, when I had a question or concern. It speaks volumes when even the Chancellor of the university is willing to meet with students personally.