Oakley Clark is a junior political science and religion double major with a Spanish minor. He has been a proactive leader on the campus, exemplified by starting and running two student organizations: the College Libertarians and the Gustavus Interfaith Lodge. Oakley has worked hard to orientate the College Libertarians as more than just a political organization but as an organization that promotes civil discourse, specifically between all the political organizations on campus. This was particularly exemplified when he represented the College Libertarians on the Voter Education Committee, which coordinated voter awareness and registration efforts–leading to Gustavus winning Minnesota’s inaugural College Ballot Bowl. In addition to these organizations, he has been a student representative on the Diversity Leadership Council during his freshman year and represented Uhler Hall in Student Senate during his junior year. In each of these roles, Oakley has worked extensively with administrators and faculty to execute successful events. With this experience, Oakley brings a “getting stuff done” mindset to the senate. While he emphasizes the importance of working with the administration and within the limits of the college’s policies, he is not afraid to confront administrators if needed in order to promote change on campus.
TL:DR- Oakley is qualified and has the skills to accomplish the goals of his and Henry’s platform
Henry Adebisi is a Junior Political science major with a Computer Science minor. He is a very active member and student leader on the Gustavus campus. He is a two-year Collegiate Fellow in North Hall, President of the Omega Kappa Fraternity, a Program Assistant in the Diversity Center, a member of PASO, and ends the day by singing in Chapel Choir. In addition, during his sophomore year Henry has served on the Hiring Committee for Diversity Center Assistant Director, served on the Sexual Misconduct Taskforce working with faculty and administration to revise the Gustavus sexual misconduct policy, and identifying the need for a full-time Title IX Coordinator. What Henry hopes to bring to Student Senate is his wide array of knowledge of different organizations and systems on campus, and his ability to work efficiently with faculty and administration. He hopes to inspire a Student Senate that will reach out to faculty and student organizations to address needs within the Gustavus community. From his work in the Diversity Center, he hopes to bring his knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a student senate that is supporting of all students regardless of, race, gender, country of origin, and immigration status.
TL:DR- Henry is qualified and wants to support students.