It is with great honor that I stand before you this afternoon having accepted the tremendous responsibility of being your Student Government Association President. I will keep my remarks short, because I, along with the rest of your student leaders am eager.
Eager to move forward; to move SGA forward, to move our university forward.
First and foremost, the way we conduct our business must be above reproach. We must be transparent in our actions and responsible with our finances. To that end, we will be proposing a new constitution for ratification by the student body before the end of this semester. And we will be providing a detailed budget that will maximize the resources provided by your student fees while working to find new sources of revenue. And as president, I will be working closely with the administration to ensure that our voices are heard clearly and consistently.
I am proud to be a SUNO Knight, but I understand that there may be those walking this campus today or who have left this university without feeling or sharing that pride. All of us in this room, by our decision to serve, share in a commitment to exemplify what it is to be a proud member of the SUNO community. As we lead, others will follow; from our alumni to the students who have yet to walk onto our campus. It is our responsibility to build connections and open communication with every segment of our family so that the world can see just what a SUNO Knight is capable of.
The Knights of days past lived by a code. Today, these oaths of office serve as our acceptance of a similar code. I believe that through our service, we can bring more of our students, alumni, business leaders and community members to the table in facing our challenges and creating a truly world-class institution. The work will be hard and our time this year is short, but together we can accomplish anything.
Thank you again for this opportunity to serve.