It is with great pleasure that I begin my position as Treasurer of the Student Association for the 2013-2014 term. I am truly honored to be in this position. As I embark on my senior year here at this phenomenal university, I look forward to creating wonderful memories and friendships that will last me a lifetime. I am very optimistic that my term as the Student Association Treasurer will greatly benefit all the students and the diverse organizations on this campus.
As the Student Association Treasurer, I am charged with the responsibility of allocating money from the Student Activity Fee, which is generated from Northern Illinois University fee-paying students, to SA-recognized organizations and certain university departments in a manner which best serves the interests of the NIU student body. To go along with that, I am also in charge of serving as the Chair of the Finance Committee. I also oversee the five Sub-Finance Committees here at the Student Association.
Although I have many goals for this upcoming school year, I have two main focuses. My two main focuses are to be organized and to let all the organizations on campus know how to get funding from the Student Association. During my time at NIU, I have noticed that many organizations have no idea how to even begin to get funding from the Student Association. I would like to promote the Student Association as well as spread the word about SA funding and all of its benefits. I believe that organization is vital in keeping track of our budget because in order to keep track of millions of dollars you must be organized. Furthermore, I look forward to working with other Student Association Directors to make sure that money is being spent responsibly and appropriately.
Currently, I am planning and working on my Student Association Budget Workshop Presentation for the Fall semester. This is the presentation in which I will show NIU organizations and departments how to submit a properly prepared budget request for next year. Also, it will allow students to obtain a better understanding of the Student Association Finance Policy.
I am excited to begin this awesome year that awaits us. I look forward to meeting many new people and I hope to see some of you around campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. GO HUSKIES!!
Treasurer, NIU Student Association