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My name is Alex Martin and I am Sophomore Political Science major here at Northern Illinois University. I am proud to be serving as the Director of Academic Affairs for the NIU Student Association this year.
Since arriving at NIU, I made it a goal of mine to be involved on campus and join as many organizations where I can make a positive impact. Last year I was elected as a Senator representing the 1st District of the NIU SA. Throughout my time as a Senator, I learned more about the University's governing body, how the SA truly works, and NIU in general. So after seeing the responsibilities previous Director's had, I knew being a Director was something I always wanted to do in order to be part of the voice of the student body. Some other organizations I am a member of are NIU College of Republicans and Phi Sigma Kappa.
As the Director of Academic Affairs, my ultimate goal is to increase the unity between the Student Association and Academic Departments/Administrators. I believe if we are able to work together that it would produce the best possible experience for our students academically. A couple of important things I want to work on this year include Gen Ed reform with the Plus Task Force and also helping promote our academic organizations and departments to students. I feel that many of the great services NIU has to offer are unknown to students. So by targeting students hopefully we can create opportunities for them they didn't know were possible. If there's one thing I would love to see this year, it would be making sure the students receive the proper representation that they deserve.