Tuesday, Sepember 10, 2013
To EMU students: The following is a message from Desmond Miller, Student Body President at Eastern Michigan University:
My fellow eagles,
If I have not had the opportunity to meet you, allow me to introduce myself. I am Desmond Miller, your Student Body President for the 2013-2014 academic year.
To returning students, welcome back and to new students, welcome to EMU! I hope your first week of classes was exciting and more importantly, you were able to stay awake.
As the year begins, I want to make one thing clear: you do not work for me, I work for you. You, the student body, elected me to serve as your chief representative, making each of you my employer (I wouldn't put that down on any resumes, but you get the point). You have every right to ask me what I'm working on and the progress of those initiatives. Feel free to stop and ask me questions about any and everything concerning student issues at the university.
In order to be the best representative for you and move our student body forward, I ask that you please make me aware of suggestions you have to either improve the university or issues I should focus on fixing. If you are a member of a student organization, please email me your organization's meeting schedule so I can attend your meetings in order to get a better sense of what students need. Also, feel free to email me or stop by my office in room 342A of the Student Center.
I encourage you to attend this year's State of the Student Body Address next Tuesday, September 17th at 2 pm on the first floor of the Student Center on the food court stage. At the event, I will discuss the priorities I intend to focus on for the year.
Lastly, I am honored and proud to serve as your student advocate for the year. I love this university, its student body, and the position I currently hold. I take the position of your president very seriously and plan to be the best representative possible for you.
I thank those who support me and I will work to earn the support of those who do not.
I wish you the very best of luck this year.
All the best,
Student Body President
Eastern Michigan University Student Government
EMU Student Government
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