Lauren Novick USG

Sara Crawford

Lauren Novick – Candidate for Director of Communications and Marketing

Q: What is your platform?

A: “ I have three main points for my platform. The main one I am running on is called “Speak Up KSU.” It is a public ground that students can come and suggest things to me or voice their concerns right to me, which would then go to USG. It’s really hard for students to be connected to USG and reach out to them. As I have been campaigning, I have been talking to students and they have been saying they want an easier form of communication so that initiative is the main one. Then I am going off of two others as well. One of them is to create a network between organizations and students. For that, it would be an easier way for students to get involved because it’s really difficult for students to know how to get involved because this campus has so many opportunities. So I would go and gather information from organizations and give them to students. My third one is that I would send out bi-weekly status reports to members of the Kent State community and then they would be able to stay updated with what’s going on, what’s happening with USG, what’s going with campus as a whole.”


Q: Why should people vote for you?

A:  “People should vote for me because of my love for Kent State and my experience. I am a fashion merchandising major with a minor in marketing management. Along with that, I am the president of Hillel, which is the Jewish student center, and through that, I have learned how to make connections that exist throughout campus and with strong leaders. I’ve learned leadership skills that you can’t just get from being a normal student. I have maintained a good relationship with all of the administration. I was the VP of marketing on the Hillel Board last year so that has really prepared me to be the Director of Communication and Marketing because I know how to meet deadlines. I am incredible at what I do. I’m very good at promoting things. Along with that, I was referred to this position by members of USG and by administration. The Dean of Students actually handpicks leaders to be on a group affairs committee and that has really encouraged me to take one step forward and run for USG because I was selected to be a part of that.”


Q: What changes are you looking to enact?

A:  “I don’t know if I would really do any changes to enact, I think as a communication and marketing role, it’s more of how can I promote things within USG. The main thing I want to do is to be transparent with my communication. I want students to know that I am their voice and as a communications director, I would be their voice and I would be the person that speaks up for them and is there for them to listen to, to hear them. That’s what I am stressing, I am the voice for the students.”