Winsett, Clemmons elected to SGA leadership positions
Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 16:08
As the calendar turns and spring quarter nears completion, the Student Government Association President and Vice President positions are about to be handed over from incumbents Anthony Alfano and Kendall Raymond to Caroline Winsett and Casey Clemmons.
Winsett, a junior political science major from Nashville, Tennessee, made the leap from her position of treasurer to president, and Clemmons, a sophomore, who is majoring in both political science and environmental studies, advanced from executive vice president for academic affairs to vice president. The combo worked together in SGA for the past two years. Winsett said the two were always friendly and they work well together. It’s mandatory that the president and vice president run as a duo.
“We both worked closely with Anthony on the tuition protest. We have a similar understanding on everything,” Winsett said.
Winsett feels she is in a unique situation to take over as president.
“I am a member of cabinet and the leader of SAF-B (Student Activity Fee Board) so I have a unique perspective. It’s good to know framework and how to utilize funds,” Winsett said.
Winsett’s southern charm and humble personality came across when she spoke. She wants to leave behind a legacy of change and enthusiasm.
“I want students to feel proud of their school and what was accomplished. I want the school to have a “We Are DePaul” unity, and less where you just come and take classes,” Winsett said.
Clemmons wants students to know that they have a voice and the students they represent are the people they are looking out for.
"We are students representing students and, if elected, we will continue to uphold that philosophy,” Clemmons said.
One goal for Winsett and Clemmons is to provide better communication to students. To get more support. Winsett believes the past two administrations have been strong, but SGA could get better communication with the students, and also make more available access to education. Alfano was working on a project pertaining to access of teacher evaluations being made public to everyone. Winsett and Clemmons are taking steps to make that a reality. They also believe that communication in the school is getting better, but still needs improvement.
“We are constantly seeking to promote SGA. We plan to revamp the website to Sharepoint. We use social media like twitter. We have a bulletin board. We want everyone to know that you can still get involved,” Winsett said.
“We plan to make SGA more accessible to all students to ensure everyone has a chance to communicate their concerns,” Clemmons said.