Elections 2012: Jeremy Iloulian

Presidential candidate

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: International affairs, environmental science
  • Hometown: Chicago

Platform: Student organization needs, career services and research opportunities and SA organizational reform

Clubs/Activities: Chair of the International Affairs Society, Zeta Beta Tau, GW Hillel

Previous SA Experience: None

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Jeremy Iloulian has always seen the Student Association from a student organization’s perspective.

As chair of the International Affairs Society, Iloulian said his experience interacting with the SA from the outside would help him be a more effective student leader.

“I’m at the advantage where I understand how [the SA] works, but I’m not part of it,” Iloulian said. “I can take a step back and look at it and see all the parts, and see what’s wrong with it.”

A key goal for Iloulian is speeding up the reimbursement process for groups’ out-of-pocket expenses. He believes GW should hire student staff to help the SA process funding requests and wants to grant graduate students more independence in managing their finances.

Iloulian said 100 percent of the money graduate students contribute to the SA should be returned in allocations, unlike the current policy that requires graduate groups to compete for funding in a campus-wide pool that includes undergraduate funds.

He said his experience with the SA as head of a student group not only prompted his desire to run for president but also qualified him for the job.

“I’m consistently meeting with administrators to work and lobby for my student organization currently,” Iloulian said.

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