Meisner seeks new GW leadership role

Phil Meisner came back for more.

He is back for more campaigning, more of the Student Association and more of the politics that threw him out of the SA presidency last November.

His impeachment and subsequent removal sparked a profile of him and the SA in the Washington City Paper.

After being out of office for a few months, Meisner is trying his hand again in advocating for students – this time campaigning and running to be a member of the Marvin Center Governing Board. The MCGB oversees space allocation and operations of the Marvin Center.

MCGB is a terrific organization, Meisner said.

He said he enjoys being on the types of organizations and committees that are more relaxed, such as MCGB and the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students.

If I could run for JCFS, I would, he said. Meisner said he served on the MCGB as an ex-officio member, and he said he enjoyed those meetings tremendously.

There are important decisions to be made on MCGB with some faculty offices housed on the second floor of the Marvin Center, including the Theatre and Dance Department.

It’s not just a student center, it has many different facets to it, Meisner said.

Meisner said he can bring the voice of undergraduate students to the table at MCGB discussions, and he said he wants to balance all the different constituencies. He also said there will be much to do on MCGB as a result of all of the Marvin Center renovations.

While Meisner has turned his ambitions to the MCGB, he has not completely left the world of SA politics. On Tuesday, Meisner was handing out palmcards for Jeff Marootian. The two went to high school together in New Jersey, and Marootian actively supported Meisner last year in his attempts to get placed back on the ballot after being thrown off.

(Marootian) helped me a great deal last year, he said.

In his time off from the SA, Meisner said he spent much time concentrating on schoolwork and entertaining audiences in the Marvin Center’s basement with his show on WRGW. He discusses politics and student politics on the show, mainly bashing The Hatchet, he said.

I love to talk, Meisner said.

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