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Official SG Presidential Candidates

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Below are the official candidates approved to campaign for CCRI Student Government President on their respective campuses. For more information about elections, please email your respective Dean of Student Life or click here

Knight Campus:

Tyler SilvaTyler Antonio Silva
Academic Major: History
Residence: Coventry, RI
Extra Curricular Activities: CCRI History Club, CCRI Cooking Club, CCRI Anime Club, CCRI Strategic Knights. 
Describe any previous leadership experience:  "I am the President of the History Club and Strategic Knights, I am also the chancellor of activities in the Cooking Club
Explain how you see Student Government best serving the student body at your campus:  "I see the Student Government serving the student body by bridging the gap between administrations ideas and the senate's goals and getting the student body in general more involved and interested. "
Explain why you would be an asset to the Student Government:  "As a President and leader I hold myself and my subordinates responsible for our or and duties. I keep a stern hand and an unrelenting attitude in the face of adversity."  

Susanna YimSusanna Yim
Academic Major:  Psychology
Residence:  Cranston, RI
Extra Curricular Activities:  CCRI Knight SG Director of Activities, CCRI Collegiate DECA Vice President, CCRI Bible Study Club, CCRI Psychology Club, CCRI Chorus, CCRI Track, Modeling. 
Describe any previous leadership experience:  "I was given multiple opportunities to serve as a leader within various clubs such as Knight Leaders, Psychology, and the Art Club. Serving as an officer in each club required me to reach out to those who did not know how to voice their thoughts or opinions. Creating a change for the better for each club as my main objective. In other words, whenever there was an idea, I would immediately take action, rather than allow it to sit in the air. Also, I have never neglected anyone's suggestion; I would carefully listen, take it into consideration and try my best to apply it in some way. Further, I have persevered not only in clubs but also in ever aspect in my life. While working to provide my individual needs, I was self-motivated enough to integrate all these aspects of my life toward the same goal of success, and still am. Moreover, serving as a leader I understand it is extremely important to be organized to prevent any future dilemmas. Therefore, I would I would keep record of my responsibilities preventing a task from not being completed." 
Explain how you see Student Government best serving the student body at your campus:  "Student Government provides a great deal of leadership for the student body as ell as to provide opportunities for students to serve others and support and recognize quality services and activities. Student Government represents students before the Administration, Faculty, Board of Education and surrounding community."
Explain why you would be an asset to the Student Government:  "As a current executive board member of Student Government, I know how to navigate CCRI's intricacies. Because of my Leadership experience, I feel that I would be a great asset to the team. Putting those before me, I would share these skills with those who seek to take a position in being a leader. Also, I have had plenty of experience with working diverse groups of people, which has helped me learn how to easily adapt to everyday challenges SG may come into conflict with. My ability to work with those who have different aspirations, and share the same goals, I believe, along with my patience and skills, would strengthen the future Student Government." 

Flanagan Campus:

Francheska SantanaFrancheska Santana
Academic Major:  General Studies
Residence:  North Providence, RI
Extra Curricular Activities:  CCRI Flanagan Student Government Vice President (2 Years), Member of Collegiate DECA
Describe any previous leadership experience:  "Student Government VP of Public Relations (2 Years), Leader for SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Explain how you see Student Government best serving the student body at your campus:  "Improve Student Life on campus; make CCRI an efficient and enjoyable experience; get students more involved in campus. "
Explain why you would be an asset to the Student Government:  "New ideas; good liaison between Administration and Students, knowledgeable about SG policies and procedures; previous experience in running SG"  

Liston Campus:

Ryan MundyRyan Mundy
Academic Major:  Theatre
Residence:  Providence, RI
Extra Curricular Activities:  CCRI Liston Vice President, CCRI Liston Magic: The Gathering Club President, volunteer at recycle a bike, member of the CCRI Theatre Company. 
Describe any previous leadership experience:  "Currently Vice President of Student Government Liston campus, President of Liston Magic the Gathering club, former vice president of activities
Explain how you see Student Government best serving the student body at your campus:  "Student Government can best serve the student body by providing a safe clean environment, providing enjoyable events, and helping their fellow student in any way possible "
Explain why you would be an asset to the Student Government:  "I would be a great asset due to my previous experience with student government and my overall want to serve the student body"  

Newport Campus:

Michael SteinerMichael Steiner
Academic Major:  Engineering
Residence: Coventry, RI
Extra Curricular Activities: CCRI Student Veterans Organization Vice President, CCRI Engineering Student Association Vice President, AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service Member (Second Year)
Describe any previous leadership experience:  "6 years active duty US Navy, Attained the rank of Petty Officer First Class (E6), supervised a 25 person division and a 35 person duty section."
Explain how you see Student Government best serving the student body at your campus: "There hasn't been an active student government at the Newport County campus in a long time. I would like to build a sustainable organization to get more student involvement"
Explain why you would be an asset to the Student Government: "I have experience with CCRI procedures because of my involvement with the two clubs"

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