Kevin Kozlowski: Experience and vision

Footage from Kozlowski’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board

Name: Kevin Kozlowski

Year: Junior

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Clubs/Activities: Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, Colonial Cabinet 2007, Colonial Inauguration staffer coordinator 2008, Colonial Inauguration staffer 2006, Residence Hall Association, Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, Faculty Senate student liaison, Elliott School senator, undergraduate at-large senator, and chairman of the senate rules committee.

Top three platform goals: “GW4US,” which calls on the University to better serve students as individuals; “GWUnited,” which calls for bringing all students together after the events of last year; “GW2008,” which will ensure that our University takes advantage of the presidential elections.

SA experience: Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, Faculty Senate student liaison, Elliott School senator, undergraduate at-large senator and current chairman of the senate rules committee.

Campaign Web site: www.kk4sa.com

Endorsements: College Republicans

Which one of your competitors would get your vote if you were not running for SA president? If I could vote for someone else, I wouldn’t be running.

Do you own a BlackBerry? Yes

What do you like on your Chipotle burrito? Steak, guacamole and student advocacy.

Student Association Sen. Kevin Kozlowski (U-At Large) said he is running for SA president to increase the organization’s advocacy efforts.

Kozlowski, a junior, said he has a proven record of advocacy including assisting with the installment of online advising at the Elliott School and leading efforts to combat the acts of hate and intolerance that occurred at GW last semester.

“I am running for SA president because I have a desire to advocate on behalf of students,” Kozlowski said.

He said he will expand upon the advocacy of the current SA executive, if elected to the SA presidency.

“I am the only candidate with the experience and the vision to continue the progress of Nicole (Capp) and Brand (Kroeger),” Kozlowski said.

The presidential candidate said his main goal as president is to improve the overall quality of the organization.

“(I want) to lead an organized, efficient and down-to-earth Student Association that is constantly advocating on behalf of students,” he said.

Kozlowski said he will do that by implementing his three-part platform – “GW4US,” “GWUnited,” and “GW2008.”

“GW4US” will include expanding J Street hours, ending mandatory spending at J Street and helping graduate students find more affordable housing, Kozlowski said.

“(The initiative) calls on the University to better serve students as individuals,” he said.

“GWUnited” will include making changes to the structure of the SA to make it more representative of GW students, Kozlowski said.

“GW2008” will work to bring more attention to the University during the upcoming presidential elections, Kozlowski said.

“‘GW2008’ will ensure that our University takes full advantage of the upcoming Presidential elections,” he said. “We need to use all our resources, especially our student orgs, to ensure that GW becomes the epicenter of national politics in the upcoming months.”

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