Next Tuesday and Wednesday there will be an online election for next years student member of the Board of Trustees, as well as the Student Organization Resource Fee (SORF) Board and the Illinois Student/ Faculty Senate. These elections begin at midnight on March 8th and run through March 9th, please be sure to vote at http://www2.uiuc.edu/election/vote
The following students have requested our endorsement:
Each of the three U of I campuses elects one student to serve on the Board of Trustees, one of the three student members is chosen by the Governor to have a binding vote.
As a teaching assistant and as a member of the Graduate Employees’ Organization, I believe graduate employees represent a vital constituency at the University of Illinois.
For the University of Illinois to remain among the nations strongest public research institutions, it must continue to attract superior graduate employees. To do so, the university must provide a fair working environment that preserves the rights of its employees, and it must provide competitive heath care and salary packages to all graduate employees.
As a Board of Trustees member, I will make it a priority to support retiring the University mascot Chief Illiniwek, I will support domestic partner benefits for all university employees, and I will staunchly back the objectives of the GEO including increased education, community building, cooperation and social justice. Finally, I will aggressively push to improve the working relationship between the University and the GEO. I am the only graduate student running for this position and I would appreciate your vote next Tuesday and Wednesday.