Name: Josh Singer
Major: Criminal justice and psychology
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Credentials: Founder and director of Student Judicial Advisors for two years, SA vice president of judicial and legislative affairs, member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, College Democrats and Hillel
Web site: www.joshsinger.com
Sophomore executive vice presidential candidate Josh Singer began the Student Judicial Advisors program last year to help out a friend, and said he has helped educate and represent many other students who face Student Judicial Services for “stupid mistakes” made in the course of their college careers.
“A friend of mine got in trouble and I realized it was a problem,” he said. “It’s become an integral part of the judicial program now.”
Singer said while managing the 34 advisors has helped him develop the leadership skills necessary to serve as SA EVP. He said his work as SA vice president of judicial and legislative affairs has given him an understanding of how the SA works.
Singer said his duties include writing legislation for the SA President Dave Burt, which helps him understand the executive branch of the SA.
“I also oversee and know all the rules because that’s my job,” he said.
By meeting with University deans on a regular basis through the Deans’ Advisory Council, Singer said he has fostered positive relationships with GW administrators.
“They know if I want to do something, I take it very seriously,” he said. “I’m a very organized person.”
Earlier this year, Singer wrote a condensed explanation of the student judicial system and distributed it to students in residence hall mailboxes. He said he would like to continue working to educate students about the procedures of the judicial process and “bring back more compassion to the judicial system.”
“I’m a policy person,” Singer said. “I really do enjoy doing codes and legislation, it’s just part of who I am.”
Singer said he wants students to be able to understand what they’re being charged with when facing SJS and increase input of students on the judicial hearing board in sanctions against fellow students.
“I would just like to see (input) on a more regular basis, so it really will be Student Judicial Services; it will be representative of the students,” he said.
Singer said he is willing to voice all student concerns to the University.
“I am an advocate for the students, I will represent students to the best of my ability and I won’t give up,” he said. “I’m really loud and I just like to get things done. I’ll turn this school upside down and shake out its pockets if I need to.”