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Fresh off term as EVP, Unegbu is sole candidate for IVP

Francesca Nemati / Thresher

By Belinda Zhu     2/13/24 10:24pm

Crystal Unegbu, a junior from Hanszen College, is running uncontested for the Student Association internal vice president position. Unegbu is currently the SA’s external vice president, and previously served as one of Hanszen’s new student representatives.

After serving as EVP, Unegbu said she hopes for more of an internal role working with commissions and new student representatives while also engaging students. 

“I would really like a role [such as IVP] that gives me the chance to engage more with the student body,” Unegbu said. “I plan to organize events that encourage students to seek involvement within the SA, and host town halls to stay informed about concerns within prevalent student groups.”

Unegbu said she feels that NSRs aren’t being relied upon as much as they could and hopes to give them a better experience. 

“I want to influence these future leaders,” Unegbu said. “In the past, their jobs felt more like a shadowing role. I know a lot of NSRs constantly express a feeling of not doing much and sometimes they don’t understand the SA yet. It sucks when they are coming to these weekly meetings and they still don’t have a good grasp of the SA.”

Unegbu also hopes to increase efficiency in SA commissions. 

“To promote efficiency in the SA commissions, I suggest a structure that prioritizes interactive fieldwork to invite more diverse perspectives, cohesion between commission heads through collaboration and implementing accountability measures for timely project progressions,” Unegbu said. 

Unegbu said she looks forward to building bridges between the SA and student body, increasing commissions’ productivity and shaping future leaders within the campus community.

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