Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates
- Steven Caltrider (P) AND Joe Lincoln (VP)
- Bobby Haddix (P) AND Caroline McKinney (VP)
- Cory Harris
- Sarah Correll
“Serving in Senate would allow me to represent the needs and concerns of the students in the College of Agriculture while striving to unite the campus on both sides of State Street. I’m excited for the opportunity to maintain, improve, and expand the great programs that both Purdue Student Government and Purdue University have to offer.”
- Kaitlyn Steffus
Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Steffus, and I am originally from Valparaiso, In. I am a freshman dual majoring in Elementary and Special Education. I am running for Senator of the College of Education. I believe that our campus should be a safe and positive learning environment for everyone. To accomplish this, my platform involves improving safety on campus and enhancing learning equity. When it comes to safety, I believe that the policies that are established by our administration are good but are in need of improvement and have a better knowledge throughout the student body. By improving the current policies, they will work better to fit the needs of the student body. By better fitting the needs of the student body, the opportunities for the students to be well-known and understanding of these policies will benefit our campus as a whole. The first policies I want to focus on are for shelter-in-place and the weapon’s policy for self-defense. By clarifying these policies so the student body can understand what is allowed on campus and what is not, will better the safety on campus as a whole. The second task of mine, enhancing learning equity is something I hold dear. As an Education Major, I have a strong believe in all students receiving an equal chance at a good education. In order to accomplish this, students need to be more aware of the diversity of our campus and how to accept them for who they are. By having this acceptance on campus we can start to make the opportunities for success to be an equal chance for everyone. My first step of action to improve educational equity is to involve the different cultural centers in activities and events to make them more well known around campus. By taking the steps to make them better known, students will learn to be more comfortable with cultures other than their own. By taking these necessary steps, I believe that, as a student body, we will be able to improve campus to what we want it to be.
- Abdul Aziz Sirajuddin
“My aim is to facilitate ease and comfort for the boilermaker community. I hope to become the medium through which issues concerning the student body can be communicated to the administration. Each year, our community is faced with new and unprecedented challenges, and we are forced to acknowledge them as a group. As a senator, it will be my privilege to serve as the voice of my college and the overall student body, and placing our issues on the table for them to be solved. I hope everyone has a wonderful end to the semester, and I hope to see you all next year as your senator.
- Connor Priddy
As senator, I will see to it that tuition money is spent providing more educational opportunities within departments, such as research and internships. Furthermore, I want our activity fee to be better used by Purdue, possibly by funding more events like Industrial Roundtables, Habitat for Humanity, and BoilerMake which help students gain real world skills while giving back to our community. As members of the student body, you should have a voice in the future of our great institution. Let me be the person to speak on your behalf. Vote for me, Connor Priddy, to make this a reality.
- Emily Wessel
Simply stated, I stand to make the voices of the students in the College of Engineering heard. My opinion as senator for major changes on campus cannot be formed without first knowing the opinion of the population I represent. I will listen and work together with the College of Engineering students, and together we will make a positive impact on campus.
- Jordan Ross
Hello, my name is Jordan Ross and I am running for PSG College of Engineering Senator. I have been in Purdue Student Government since freshman year, increasing awareness towards diversity, and after two years I am ready to represent Purdue engineers! As senator I want to:
Bring attention toward campus diversity
Push for expansion of student services
Voice the wants and concerns of engineering students
Collaborate with engineering organizations
Seek opportunities to make Purdue a safer home
I need your help though, so Vote for Ross!
- Max Dickmeyer
As students in a time period where the university president strongly believes in the student government as a resource, the student body should respond enthusiastically to provide its input. If elected, I wish to connect closely with the students of the college of engineering to make their voice prominent to the decision making bodies of campus. In addition, students should have easy access to information about the powers of the student government, for which they may then call upon. Engineering majors are the cornerstone of Purdue, and since day one we have learned communication, teaming, and problem solving skills. I exemplify these skills and will offer them to the student senate in order to continue the Purdue tradition of excellence. – Max Dickmeyer
- Mike Young
“Hello there, fellow engineers! My name is Mike Young. I’m a sophomore in aerospace engineering, a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity, a member of PSEF (the Purdue Student Engineering Foundation), and now a candidate for PSG Senate. I want to make your Purdue expereince better by improving PSG’s communication, expanding access to PSG’s resources, and building collaboration between PSG and engineering students. A few of the policies I support include:
-Replacing or subsidizing the cost of access codes to homework software like WebAssign
-Setting up a bike path from the dorms to campus to improve safety
-Putting charging stations in campus lounges so you can charge your phone if it dies on campus
-Creating an opt-in monthly email that summarizes what PSG is working on
If these sound like good ideas do you, like We Like Mike for PSG Senate on Facebook and vote for me April 7-9th on Boilerlink. Make sure to tell you friends why You Like Mike! Thank you!”
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- Alex Fuller
- Emilie Watson
I’m Emilie Watson, a junior in the College of Liberal Arts majoring in German and History. I’m from Defiance, Ohio, a small town about three hours from here. I transferred to Purdue last fall after having studied at Bowling Green State University in Ohio my freshman year and abroad in Salzburg, Austria my sophomore year. Before coming to Purdue, I’d never felt inspired to get involved on campus. But once I stepped onto Purdue’s campus, I felt an overwhelming sense of loyalty to Purdue and inspiration to make a difference here. I’m so proud to be a Boilermaker, so I’m running for Student Senate to give back to the University and its students and to help make Purdue even better for those who come after me. To that end, if I’m elected there are three main issues I would like to address during my term: increased student representation in PSG, improved campus safety, and greater freedom of expression on campus. If you would like more information about how I plan to tackle these issues or if you would just like to know more about me, check out my website sites.google.com/site/EmilieForSenator or feel free to email me at [email protected] I also want to know which issues are on your mind, so please feel free to contact me with your ideas and concerns!
- Joel Contreras
As a Senator for the College of Liberal Arts, I plan to be a bridge between students, student organizations, and student government. I want to create a partnership between Liberal Arts organizations, especially Student Council, to get more student involvement with PSG. Many students on campus are always surprised to hear that we have a College that is dedicated to the Liberal Arts. I plan to represent the college to the fullest and make sure that students aren’t surprised when they hear about the college. By thinking broadly, leading boldly I hope to build a better future for the College of Liberal Arts.
- Jonathan Goodwin
- Lauren Switzer
- Nathan Lowe
Hello fellow Krannert Students! My name is Nathan Lowe, and I am a freshman from Indianapolis, IN. I am running to become one of the representatives in the Purdue Student Government Senate for the Krannert School of Management. My moto is, “Moving Krannert U.P.”, which represents the primary goals I seek to accomplish in Senate. How do we work to move Krannert “U.P.” you may ask? The answer is two-fold. First, through Senate, I want to Unify students. This not only means unifying Krannert students with each other, but also creating deeper and more valuable relationships with students of all colleges and majors in order to better our campus as a whole. In addition, I want to strive for the continuation of unity between students and administrators, whether that is with our Krannert administrators or University leaders. The second way that I want to move Krannert “U.P.” is to Personalize the Krannert and Purdue experience for all students, both those in our school and across campus. I want to be able to represent you—your interests and your concerns. I encourage you to get in contact with us about issues that are important to you, so that what happens in PSG cant truly affecting you personally. I want your voices to be heard, and I want you to be able to help shape Purdue and Krannert in ways that will benefit not only the future of our school, but campus as a whole.
Thank you and I hope to have your vote April 7-9th,
- Barrett Beach
Although the College of Pharmacy’s new curriculum is strong, it still has a few weak spots that need to be addressed. One of my goals is to maintain the discussions between students taking the new curriculum and the curriculum committee to further its improvement. I also plan to continue attending Pharmacy Student Council meetings to identify issues that are important to my constituents.
- Chad Fowler
This is Chad Fowler, running for senator for the College of Pharmacy. If elected, as senator my main goal would be to make it so every pharmacy student can have their voices heard. I would be their to represent all of the college of pharmacy and attempt to make make a difference on campus for the better. I would like have bimonthly meetings where any one that wanted to come would be welcome to and at these meetings I would want to hear ideas from the students. With these ideas, my hope is to be able to make a positive impact on campus. I would greatly appreciate your votes, thanks!
- Clement Chang
Fellow Pre-pharmacy, Pharmacy and BSPS students, you deserve the best. We take part in one of the most difficult curriculums at Purdue. In order to be successful we need the proper tools. Purdue has limited us on many fronts. We need change. We need key-card access into the pharmacy library. We need areas for group study. We need unlimited printing. Those are my goals, oh and here is my personal phone number for any questions and concerns you may have: 626-242-8364. For change, vote Clement Chang.
- Jessica Comstock
Many students may not even be aware that we currently are represented by two Senators in Purdue Student Government, and this is what I will fix first. It is important that we know who is representing us, otherwise where do we go to make sure our voice is heard? I am actively involved in many clubs and have met and earned many students’ trust through these organizations. As well, I TA in many P1 classes and have made it a priority to meet the students as they enter the professional program. I am already accessible, but would increase this accessibility so students would have the ability to talk to me therefore I may better represent all the students in the College of Pharmacy.
I have learned over the years, it is not about me but the people I work for and represent. If elected to this position, I promise it will be your agenda I promote not my own. I will make sure you are informed what is happening at a University level and make sure my vote is aligned with what the College of Pharmacy needs and wants.
I ask you to vote for Jessica Comstock for College of Pharmacy Senator.
- Matthew Plassmeier
- Praveen Easo
My primary objective in running for this position is to reach out to the students in the college of pharmacy and effectively communicate what is happening within the Purdue Student Government. This would allow for a whole new range of input from the students into the disbursement of student activity fee and co-sponsorships of events that would benefit a large portion of the student body. I stand to promote integration and inclusion within the college of pharmacy between professional students, BSPS and pre-pharmacy students. I will work towards providing more resources for the students in the college of pharmacy and make it less challenging to plan events by working toward reforming BOSO. Students within the college of pharmacy have various events such as 5-K’s and fundraising that require working with BOSO. An efficient way to work with BOSO would make it easier to hold events.
- Vasin Dumrongprechachan
My name is Vasin, I’m here to be a voice for everyone in the College of Pharmacy including both BSPS and PharmD students. I will bring different ideas and perspectives to Purdue Student Government from a different cultural standpoint. My goal is to unify BSPS and PharmD programs, and to actively inform what is going on with PSG and what can we do as a college to advocate student issues and concerns. I am calling on you to vote for me in order to allow me to deliver my proposals and in turn help take the college of pharmacy to a new level. So vote Vas!
- Brooke Fourthman
As a continuing Senator for the College of Science, I am interested in a couple of key points. Specifically, I hope to see Recommendation 13-8 through the University Senate, or working towards making campus completely smoke-free. I also want to continue working with other senators to evaluate the student fee and SFAB procedures and regulations. Finally, I plan to continue representing College of Science students needs and desires in Student Government, in whatever way required.
- Adam Rice
My name is Adam Rice, and I am a junior studying Computer Science. I have been involved in several leadership positions within Cary Quadrangle Residence Hall, most recently as Cary Club President. As a candidate for PSG College of Science Senator, I will work toward improving the line of communication between students in the College of Science and the PSG Senate. I believe that everyone should be able to see the process of student government at work and be able to voice their concerns. Another part of college life that I feel strongly about is the continued improvement and safety of university housing. I have continued to live in a residence hall since my first year at Purdue, and I will make myself available to students living in university housing to give them an additional opportunity to voice their concerns about the system.
- Renner Winston
My name is Renner Winston, and I am a candidate running for the Senator position in the College of Technology. I want to increase the College of Technology’s reputation by creating a better alumni base as well as improve our publicity as a college. As of now, not many universities have a College Of Technology, and Purdue needs to set a good example for the rest of the world. In order to do that, we must get our students more involved in what the CoT has to offer, such as a 3D printing lab, where Boilermakers can design ideas and bring it to life. We are “Makers of All” and by giving the CoT better funding for these programs, we can help improve our reputation as a university. If we can prove that these projects are benefiting today’s world to alumni, as well as other universities, we can help recruit top students to our campus later on and get better funding to improve our facilities.