Hi Hornets ! My name is Leonor Victoria and I am running to be your Vice President of Academic Affairs. My involvement with internships and various student led activist organizations on campus have helped me enhance my leadership skills, civic engagement skills, self-advocacy skills, and empowerment skills. My involvement with the Dreamer Resource Center as a peer mentor has allowed me to help students overcome the unique challenges that get in the way of achieving academic, personal and professional goals. My participation in Puente & Mujeres Ayudando La Raza and other multicultural clubs on campus have allowed me to create a network of support, provide students with opportunities and resources to connect with Sac State, help raise awareness of the educational, social and political issues that minority and underrepresented populations experience, and contribute back to our campus and community through community services. My mission and goals are centered on education, advocacy, and student empowerment. I want to be able to represent you and voice your needs. As your future Vice President of Academic Affairs, I want to promote academic excellence by aiding in increasing graduation and retention rates of all students here at Sacramento State. My goal is to improve college success and accessibility for all students. I am committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and diverse campus for all students. If elected, I will be your voice and make sure that every student has equal opportunities to obtain a college degree.
My name is Samantha Elizalde, and I am running to be your next Vice President of Academic Affairs. Leading the student body and encouraging others to become advocates has been a great passion of mine and I would like to continue to do so in this new role. I started off my journey at Sacramento State representing students in the residence halls. Through this experience I was able to gain the knowledge and tools to run successfully for my current position as Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies for ASI. I have had the privilege to represent the students of the SSIS college and the rest of our diverse student body. I sit on several committees where my top priority is advocating for student needs. I revitalized the SSIS Joint Council initiative where I listened to my constituents and relayed their concerns to the dean of our college. During my term I have focused on addressing student basic needs, mobilizing college voters, advocating for environmental sustainability, and unifying the college of SSIS. I am highly qualified for this position because of my experiences and passion for advocating for students. In this position I hope to break the barriers between students, faculty, and administration. My top priority will be to create open lines of communication to ensure the student voice is being represented on our campus. This will promote student success and make us more unified as hornets. Let’s Keep Moving Forward and vote Samantha Elizalde for VPAA on April 15th and 16th. Stingers up!
I decided to run to be your Vice President of Academic Affairs because I felt that this university was far short of realizing it’s true potential. I believe we can greatly improve this campus in part by electing people who understand and have suffered the same issues we’ve been facing. I’d like to think that I am one of those people. For the last two years, I have been an active student at Sacramento State. I have lived on campus, attended several university events, and met a wide range of unique individuals. Through this time, I have been disappointed with the lack of outreach from our student government, and frustrated with aspects of many student ran programs. I will not lie and claim that I will solve everything and make this campus a paradise, but I do promise that if you elect me I will always remember to listen to you, the ones who put me in my position, and that I will help push for the changes that you need. I will not put the best interests of the board of trustees, or faculty, or anyone else before you, my fellow students paying thousands of dollars for the resources this university is supposed to provide. So if you feel the way I do, and you put your trust in me to represent you, I think together, we can make this university a much better place than it is now. Thank you for your consideration.