by Caleb Lubbers–I have been incredibly blessed and honored to be elected the next student body President of Morningside University.
Over the past few years, a level of divisiveness similar to that seen in our national government has been infecting our student government. It’s time for this to change.
Previous student government administrations have held the misguided view that our institution has to be an extension of the Morningside University administration. I completely and wholeheartedly reject this philosophy.
The Morningside Student Government should elevate student voices and give those who need to be heard a platform to do so.
My peers elected me, and therefore, I am obligated to serve the interest of my peers. I will not serve the Housing Department or the University Administration; I will represent the student body that elected me.
Fortunately, I do not have to approach this daunting task alone.
Throughout my time at Morningside, I have built a close network of friends that I will rely on for advice and guidance. These friends will be instrumental in the success of my administration.
Additionally, the other members of the Executive Council that I was elected alongside will be instrumental in bringing this necessary change. I have the utmost confidence we will be able to work together to create reforms in a productive and positive manner.
While no one knows what the future has in store for my administration, you can be certain I will be giving it the old college try.