Sigma Chi junior announces campaign for SA executive vice president

Junior Will Ellingson will compete for the Student Association’s second highest post, executive vice president. He said he wants to add a student voice to academic advising. Photo Courtesy of Will Ellingson

This post is written by Hatchet staff writer Chris Hebdon.

A junior announced Friday that he will run for the Student Association’s second highest position on a platform that stresses academic advising and streamlining students’ services.

If elected executive vice president, Colonial Cabinet member and Sigma Chi brother Will Ellingson said he will add student voices to the academic advising system and centralize housing, facilities and Fix-It in one office.

As GW revamps advising as part of the 10-year strategic plan, Ellingson wants to add a peer review advising system.

“I get more advice on what classes to take from upperclassmen in the business school than I do from advisers,” he said.

Ellingson said he also wants to improve residential life – asking GW to pay more attention to elevator issues and Fix-IT requests – by bringing the offices under one roof like the Colonial Crossroads on the Marvin Center’s fifth floor.

He said he considered running for president, but believes the executive vice president position is “better suited” for his ability to organize people. The last three SA presidents have been members of Sigma Chi. Ashwin Narla, the current president, is also a former Colonial Cabinet member.

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