Weaver wants to improve student-adviser relationships

Kelly Pickerel

Alicia Weaver hopes to increase retention if she is elected to be the senator for academic affairs.

ALICIA WEAVER

• Candidate for academic affairs

• Junior early childhood education major from Canton

• President of Lake Hall Council

• Coordinator, Week of Welcome

• Communications Consultant for the Inter-Greek Programming Board

• Vice president of programming for Delta Zeta

“Academics are the main reason we come to a university,” she said. “I want to start a relationship with faculty senate to increase retention.”

Besides retention, Weaver would like to bridge the gap between students and advisers. Working with the Kent Academic Support and Advising Association, she hopes to improve advisers’ relationships with students.

She also would like to make the University Library more interactive and inviting. She wants to get information about the library’s resources out to students in a better way than it is currently being released.

To get more student input, Weaver said she will make brochures and set up coffee hours. She wants to help undergraduates understand different policies that may confuse them.

Weaver said she shows her determination to become senator by being involved with multiple groups on campus and still managing to juggle 22 credit hours.

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