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Q & A with treasurer candidate: Liz Fontaine

by Kari Ashworth - Executive Editor
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 11:00 am
Photo Credit: Marios Argitis/ Photo Editor
Photo Credit: Marios Argitis/ Photo Editor

Q: Why do you want to be treasurer?

A: I want to be treasurer because I feel it is important to have someone who is willing to listen to the clubs as well as the administration. I feel that if there is transparency within the role, when it comes to budgets and events, that the system will run smoother. I want to also be able to help students succeed in their respective clubs and on campus in general, and if I can do that by helping them with their clubs, then I think that is rewarding.

Q: What qualifies you for this position?

A: I believe I am qualified for the position because of my prior work experience. I was the Chief of Staff for BSG. from October 2018 to December 2019. As Chief of Staff I worked internally, planning trainings, staff bondings, chairing the Collaborations Committee and serving as a member of cabinet. I have also served on the PCDI for Retention and Recruitment committee. I currently work for Undergraduate Admissions as an Admissions Ambassador and as a Communications Team Member. In my role there I talk to potential students, both as a tour guide and performing call campaigns to students, giving them information about upcoming events.

Q: What could you learn as treasurer that you could apply to your future career?

A: One thing I can learn as a treasurer is the skills to understand how an organization has to budget in order to operate at optimal efficiency. I hope to work in theater PR, which requires me to have an understanding of theater budgets and how things operate.  

Q: Do you have any specific goals you would like to accomplish if elected?

A: I hope to meet with clubs to determine how each one can best utilize their own budget. I hope to be able to sit on different college based committees and use that information to help the students overall. If I am elected, each club will be treated equally, and I will make sure that I keep the best interest of everyone involved in decisions. 

Q: What makes Brockport special to you?

A: Brockport is special to me because of the people here. I have met some of my best friends here as well as some of the best mentors I have ever had. 

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