By Megan Hansen/Around&About editor
Four students are competiting for vice president of resident life.The vice president of resident life oversees the Residence Life Council. RLC is “the official representation of student government is the campus residence halls by the university administration and the university’s student government,” according to the RLC Web site.
RLC was designed to provide students who live on campus “an atmosphere, which is conducive to learning, nurturing and individual growth,” according to the Web site.
Jeffrey Conner is a senior environmental health science major from Joliet, Ill. Conner has served as a resident assistant for the past three years.
“I know (residents) wants and needs,” Conner said.
Conner wants to build a working relationship between RLC and the university housing office.
“There were a lot of things that were overlooked this year,” Conner said.
C.E. Huffman is a junior elementary education major from Lexington, Ky. Huffman is currently the vice president of resident life and is running for re-election.
Huffman thinks he should be re-elected because he has the experience others do not.
“For the good of RLC, we can not afford on-the-job training anymore,” he said.
Huffman has also served on the student activities council and student court.
“This year I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of student government progression,” Huffman said.
Darnetta Sanders is a junior middle grades math and science major from Lexington, Ky. Sanders’ main goal as vice president of resident life would be to make the residents happy.
“I will get out and see what (the residents) want,” she said.
Sanders wants to do whatever makes the residents happy, whether it is putting soap dispensers in the bathrooms or talking with residents about visitation policies.
“I will see how to make campus better,” she said.
Christopher Thomason is a junior political science major for Elizabethtown, Ky. Thomason wants there to be more inclusion of ideas and incorporation of actions in RLC.
“I have a vision for RLC and goals for RLC,” Thomason said.
Thomason believes RLC can be more than it is now.
“With the inclusion of ideas, RLC can better serve the students on campus,” he said.
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