My fellow Huskies,
My name is Giuseppe LaGioia and I have the honor of serving as the NIU Student Association President for the 2016-2017 school year. I am a junior finance major with a minor in political science. In my tenure at NIU, I have been heavily involved on campus. I have served as a Student Association senator for the past two years, representing districts one and three as well as serving on the Public Affairs, Rules and Procedures and Diversity ad-hoc committees. I have also worked with administration, faculty and staff as a student representative on University Council. This previous year I was an intern at Northern Illinois University Career Services as well as vice-president of Lambda Sigma sophomore honors society. I am also involved with the NIU Greek community. My involvements at NIU have given me the ability to develop myself both personally and professionally. I hope you take advantage all the opportunities that Northern Illinois University has to offer.
As Student Association President, it is my duty to serve as the active voice for every student on campus. It is my responsibility to be the chief liaison between the student body and the administration for all matters involving the university. This is your university and it is my duty to ensure that your experience in and is the best it can possibly be.
This year, our overarching goal as a Student Association is to have a more inclusive campus as well as uniting the university. There are three principles that I want to focus on through the duration of my term, which are to Listen, Engage, and Unify. We want to hear every issue or idea that students have that they would like to see addressed. We want to engage students on campus to enhance their educational and college experience as much as possible. We want to unify campus, creating a more inclusive university environment where students from various backgrounds can be connected.
I am very excited for this school year, and am looking forward to connecting with the students and learning more about their aspirations that they have for themselves. We are dedicated to your student experience and will work the best we can to make it one that you will never forget.
President Giuseppe LaGioia