Brooke Golden USG

Sara Crawford

Brooke Golden – Candidate for Director of Community Affairs

Q: What is your platform?

A: “The city of Kent is not as connected with the university as much as I had originally thought. I’d like to change that. For me, as it is for many, Kent is home for these four years, and I’d like it to feel that way. I’d like to hold more events that connect the community to student life; I’d also like to hold more events that allow international students to feel more at home. Furthermore, I think there’s a lack of school spirit on campus and within the community. I want to create a campus where people are proud of their university and have fun showing it. More school spirit will create a more fun and engaging atmosphere for everyone. In addition, campus safety is very important to me. With my time here at Kent, I’ve heard the experiences of others and have had my own experiences. There are definitely areas on campus where safety can be improved, and I’d like to work on that. These are the three main issues I’d like to tackle as director of community affairs.”


Q:  Why should people vote for you?

A: “I may not be from Kent or as involved as some others, but I DO care. I care about the community, and I care about my fellow KSU students. I can offer a new, unique perspective on things. Most importantly though, people should vote for me because I’m not running for myself; I’m running for the students.”


Q: What changes are you looking to enact?

A: “There’s a lack of lighting on campus in some areas, and campus security isn’t available at some critical times of night where they might be needed. I want to work with the university and security to find a solution to these problems. In addition, with the lack of school spirit, I would like to initiate something along the lines of a ‘Kent Spirit Week’ as a way to show school spirit and boost morale. Lastly, I would like to work with downtown (and the county as a whole) to host more events that connect campus life to community life.”