Steven Farhat

Photo courtesy of Steven Farhat. 

Photo courtesy of Steven Farhat. 

Kimberly Fisher

Steven Farhat, junior integrated social studies major, running for College of Education, Health and Human Services senator

What is your platform?

“If re-elected Senator for the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS), I will prioritize the following initiatives:

Increasing Communication between students and EHHS Administration:I believe there should be clear channels of communication between students and administration within the College of EHHS. In the coming year, I plan on assisting in the continuation of multiple programs that bring EHHS students and administration together for the purpose of fostering an open, transparent and constructive relationship. These events include Fireside Chats, Coffee with the Dean and the Deans Council.

Helping EHHS Students Succeed in their Academic Programs: It is essential that we provide students with all of the tools they need in order for them to succeed in their academic programs. As Senator, I want to assist in the continuation of multiple support programs for students, such as the Peer Mentorship Program, Late Night Tutoring and the providing support for the EHHS Living-Learning Community.”

Why should people vote for you?

“Two of the biggest reasons why I believe people should vote for me is that I am the only candidate who has experience and a proven track record.

For the past year, I have worked to make our college a better place for students by accomplishing the following projects:

● Created the first ever student lounge in the basement of White Hall. This lounge is modern, technologically equipped and includes a microwave and a refrigerator.

● Installed a suggestion box in White Hall for student to voice their opinions and suggestions regarding the college.

● Started an EHHS Podcast Series to keep students informed about college updates, news and events. The first podcast is scheduled to be released in the coming weeks.”

What changes are you looking to enact?

“I would like to continue to work on what I’ve been focused on for the past year, giving EHHS Students a voice on Undergraduate Student Government.

Throughout many conversations with EHHS students over the past year, I have found that many of our students have great ideas as to how make college a better place. I believe the diversity of opinions among our student population is our biggest asset as a college. As Senator, I will continue to make student outreach a priority, because it is imperative that we both listen and learn from our students.

I will do this by: – Continuing the EHHS Senatorial Committee – Periodically gauge student opinion through surveys, canvassing and other outreach events – Conduct an EHHS town hall annually with both the Student Senator and the College Dean present.”