Treasurer Platform: Jean-Jaques Ndayisenga
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Colby that I love,
My name is Jean-Jacques Ndayisenga, a junior economics major in the class of 2013. After spending three years on the Hill, I am so proud that Colby will always be a place I call home. Despite being thousands of miles away from my family in Rwanda, I have always felt welcome here, and I wish more than anything to give back to the school that has done so much for me. To ensure that I can better everyone else’s experience at Colby, I, Jean-Jacques Ndayisenga, want to serve you as Treasurer of the Student Government Association!
My belief: the best success one can hope for comes from helping someone achieve something that he or she could not have achieved otherwise.
Why would you give me your vote?
- I am a truly experienced campus leader
- I hope to improve the system
My relationship with students/administration, communication skills and goal-setting
In my time at Colby, I have been involved in many different community programs, which have given me valuable insight into the way student groups can thrive. I have served on the executive board of the International Club and Colby African Society. I am a founder of Colby Hip-Hop’s Alliance and also a founder and current chair of Campus Clubs Coordination Group, a group that works to build correspondence and communication between clubs on campus. I serve on SGA’s finance committee, and I was dorm president of West Quad my sophomore year. My involvement has given me vital experience and knowledge of Colby, which will serve me well as SGA Treasurer. I am energetic, enthusiastic and self motivated; I am an ambitious and driven person and will use all my energy to make sure the SGA treasury serves as effectively as possible. Making decisions to fund campus events would not be a one-person job. I will continue to utilize the system of the finance committee to ensure that students’ money is being used to fund the right things that will benefit the students and increase the range of students’ activities on the college campus. As for now, the finance committee has four seniors, two juniors and one sophomore. My selection of the committee will be balanced across all four classes and will include the recruitment of new first-year members in the fall to represent the new class; this will ensure them with equal access to information and voting rights. Approval for events will be based on the majority vote of the committee members, and my vote will be valued the same as other votes. I will ensure that clubs get the money that they deserve; reimbursements will be made on time, and I will increase the communication with student body/clubs through the forms of meetings and forums.
As a campus leader, I want to see students and clubs do as many things as possible. I will not only be there to manage the SGA money but also to talk with you and share ideas from my experience in organizing funds and putting on great events. I will welcome and encourage conversations that can lead to innovative ideas for groups, will let you know if there is alternative funding available and will offer my advice on how to spend wisely. I will work with you to discuss all issues, and together we will make a greater Colby, a better campus. I will use my relationship with students, students’ clubs and the administration to help you reach your goal, and will always be available and reachable. Thank you for your time and support.