To the Senate:
Greetings Senators of the Student Government, my name is Sandy Lor and I stand before you today because I would like to be the Vice President of Student Affairs. As you may or may not know, I was the VP of Student Affairs for this past academic year. I was reelected and I also recently stepped down, resulting in this re-election. Some of you might be questioning why I stand before you...again and I want to share with you why this happened.
In the past month, I went through personal matters that really made me question my ability. I thought to myself, "could I give my all my efforts to the student body while also maintaining a healthy balance of academics and life?" At that moment, I wasn't sure. The only thing I was sure of was that I was feeling the pressure. All I knew was that I needed to do what I had to secure a spot in dental school. There was a voice inside of me screaming that I was going to fail. I was scared of failure and afraid to take a risk. But I have realized that there comes a moment in our college career, where we just need time to reassess everything. You know, I felt like the next steps that I was going to take would be critical to my future. It felt like anything and everything that I did from here on out, would determine my outcome of being accepted to a graduate program.
And you know what I learned from all of this? I've learned that you can't be afraid to take a chance... and I'm sure I've learned this many times in my life and it's a little cliché to mention... but I realized...WE'RE IN COLLEGE. We're in college. (Dramatic pause) Technically speaking, we don't have a boss or supervisor to fire us from being a student! The things we do, the choices we make, shape us to become who we are whether our decisions are good or bad ones. These are the years where we are allowed to make mistakes and be proud of them!
When I ran as the VP of Student Affairs last semester, I made a promise to you all. I made a promise to help make Simmons an inclusive and safe community. I made a promise to try and attend at least one event per organization this year. I made a promise to be a direct line of communication from the student body to the SGA E-board. I knew that once I was reelected into the position, my duty, after my academics, was to serve the student body and see that your voices were heard. I am 100% confident that I can do this job well. Today, I stand before you to I ask you to allow me to keep my promise.
With your approval, I would like to be reelected as the VP of Student Affairs to finish what we started. Thank you.