GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg had lunch with more than 20 students Thursday afternoon as part of his day set aside to shadow SA President Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar.
“The interactions were really positive and really good,” Golparvar said. “(Trachtenberg) was genuinely interested in what they were doing.”
Golparvar said a major goal for the day was to develop new ways for Trachtenberg to interact with students and increase his visibility on campus.
“A lot of students I spoke to afterwards said it was nice that they got to meet him and talk to him,” Golparvar said.
After a walk around campus, Golparvar took Trachtenberg to the fourth floor of the Marvin Center. Trachtenberg spoke to student group members in their offices, then went to the luncheon in the SA office.
“The luncheon was really informal and it was for whoever wanted to come by and ask him questions,” Golparvar said. “It was nice to be in a small environment where Trachtenberg wasn’t giving a formal speech or answering formal questions. He was a little more relaxed than he normally has to be.”
Golparvar said he hopes future SA presidents will continue working with Trachtenberg to help him reach out to students.