Letter to the Editor

The Onondagan Yearbook: Coleman’s platform ideal for voters in small organizations

“Best Kept Secret.” That’s the theme we gave to The Onondagan Yearbook this year, one of Syracuse University’s longest-standing traditions. We can’t think of a better way to show off our brand new theme than to endorse Syracuse University’s best-kept secret in the Student Association presidential election—Kyle Coleman.

In the 2012 race, Coleman is the candidate you don’t know much about, but should. He’s humble, yet strongly goal-oriented and wants to create an SA that shows results by working as a team.

As an organization, we respect Coleman’s fiscal concern and his financial responsibility. His time on the SA Finance Board allows him to speak knowledgeably about monetary matters. With his plan to handle budgets more appropriately, there will be an opportunity for student organizations to receive larger funds from SA.

We value his ability to delegate and respect his humility. While explaining his platform to our staff, Coleman said “a good president will point you to the right person to get things done.” He has the knowledge to refer students to the right person in any situation. This kind of teamwork within SA will generate more quantifiable results.

We also appreciate his plan to encourage SA representatives to spend office hours on outreach to student organizations. Personal interactions will create a bond between SA and smaller groups, which is presently lacking. SA should have a partnership with other organizations on campus, supporting them in more ways than just determining a budget.

One of Coleman’s ideas is to help promote these organizations using SA’s resources. As many small groups struggle with marketing, this vision should be important for those organizations all around campus, as it is for us. We encourage other student groups to support Coleman’s views.

Since 1885, The Onondagan has documented life at SU for students to remember decades after. In 2012, we encourage you to vote Kyle Coleman for SA president so we can document new traditions and historic changes that we’re sure he will succeed in making as the leader of this university.

Brandi Potts
Editor-in-Chief
The Onondagan Yearbook

 

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