Q&A | Amanda Allen is your only option for VP for academic affairs

Amanda Allen, a sophomore majoring in finance, is running unopposed for the position.


Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Grace Schepis | @GraceSchepisCW, Staff Reporter

How did you originally get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA)? 

I originally got involved in SGA in the beginning of my freshman year when I was selected to be a part of First Year Council. 

What made you want to run for this position? 

I’ve been able to see the toll taken on individuals and students really stemming from academic stress, and by hopefully serving as VPAA, I hope to alleviate these issues and really work within the UA community to combat mental health struggles faced by students and others within our area.

What makes you the best choice for this office? 

I was able to serve as the head of the Academic Affairs Committee, and as Speaker Pro Tempore. On top of that, I am the student representative for the Core Curriculum Oversight Committee right now, so I get to collaborate with faculty to assess the potential ability for courses to be designated to the core curriculum.

What’s your opinion on the election being uncontested? 

I believe that each candidate running for their respective positions is extremely qualified to serve in their roles, including myself, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with everyone running for exec this year and it’s been an amazing experience.

What’s the biggest problem you see on campus? 

This year students have expressed the increasing issues of maintaining their mental health, and I really hope to communicate to students the systems placed here by UA so students can take advantage of and excel here at the University.

What do you hope to accomplish in this position? 

I hope to equip students with the resources and tools that they need to combat academic related stress and hope to inspire a sense of togetherness through the position.

What’s one last thing you want voters to know about you? 

I want the voters to know that I’m extremely appreciative of all the immense support I’ve received throughout this week.