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Sophomore, BS Homeland Security
"Hello! My name is John Setford, and I am from West Milford, NJ. I am a sophomore majoring in Homeland Security with a double minor in Cybersecurity Applications and Management and Terrorism Studies. I am running for this position because I want to get more involved with the SGA and feel that this position will give me the best opportunity to do so. I believe that I am qualified for this position because I am the current Treasurer for the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, so I have experience handling money. I also work as a Student Assistant in the Student Leadership Suite here on campus and will be promoted to Assistant Student Lead in April. My goals as a Student Treasury Board Member are to improve transparency and establish better communication between the Student Treasury and the Student Body, especially the RSOs here on campus."
What makes you a qualified candidate for this position?
"What makes me a qualified candidate for this position is that I already have previous experience handling and distributing money. I am the current Treasurer for the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, where I have created semesterly budgets for our Fraternity that specifies where our money is going. I also work on campus as a Student Assistant in the Student Leadership Suite and was promoted to Assistant Team Lead in April for my outstanding demonstration of leadership skills. I know and understand the responsibilities that a leader must have and am able to fulfill these responsibilities. I am also an Eagle Scout, and in order to become one, you must be the head figure in the planning, financing, and development of a project of some sort. By doing this project, I learned what it took to lead something from the ground up and how not to fall back down and fail."
What is the purpose of the Student Treasury?
"The Student Treasury is comprised of one Head Treasurer and 6 members of the Student Treasury Board. The Student Treasury board should be composed of a diverse group of students coming from all different parts/RSOs here on campus. This should be done in order to get rid of the possibility of one group or organization taking over the Student Treasury Board and creating a bias towards their organizations.
The purpose of the Student Treasury is to distribute and allocate funds to the RSOs here on campus that are generated by the SGA fee. The purpose of the Student Treasury is to provide financial assistance as well as information to the RSOs to keep our Campus Involvement program thriving. The Student Treasury should keep clear communication and transparency between them and the organizations that they are representing. The Student Treasury must abide by the rules laid out in the Student Treasury Bylaws in order to ensure the success of not only themselves but the clubs they are distributing and allocating funds to."
How would you define risk management, and how would you relate this skill to your position as Student Treasury Board Member?
"I would define Risk Management as the evaluation of the threat, vulnerability, and consequences of certain actions or groups. It is the actions and decisions made based off of these evaluations to better prepare for future events. Risk Management is extremely important in order for the success of organizations. This can also be connected to Financials, as Financial Risk Management is one of the most important factors in keeping an organization running and from going into debt. I have learned a lot about Risk Management in the classes I have taken for my Homeland Security major. I would relate this skill to my position as a Student Treasury Board Member by conducting risk analysis assessments for the organizations that I will be representing in order to ensure the right amount of funds will be allocated/dispersed. Quantitative Risk Analysis will be conducted in order to ensure the correct amount of funds will be distributed."
How do you plan to ensure the organizations you represent receive the funding they need without putting others at a disadvantage?
"I plan to ensure the organizations that I represent receive the funding they need without putting others at a disadvantage by strictly following the rules laid out in the Student Treasury Bylaws. I have read the Student Treasury Bylaws thoroughly and understand what needs to be done in order for me to be a successful Student Treasury Board member. I will ensure that all the organizations I will be representing receive the maximum amount of funds they can according to the Bylaws. I will not do anything that prevents other organizations I am not representing from receiving their funds in order to ensure the organizations I am representing receive theirs. Every group must receive the funds they deserve. I will work with the other members of the Student Treasury Board as well as the Head Treasurer in order to ensure the correct amount of money is being distributed to the correct organizations."