Finance committee member declares bid for executive vice president

A Student Association senator and finance committee member joined the race for the group’s second-highest position Thursday.

If elected executive vice president, junior Chris Stillwell said he would tackle small-scale goals like giving student veterans priority registration and making on-campus housing more affordable by allowing students to opt out of cable in their rooms.

He also plans to push Gelman Library to replace chalk boards with white boards and upgrade more of its furniture after the ground-floor renovations last fall.

As leader of the senate, which has been historically inactive compared to the top SA leaders, Stillwell said he would push members to take on more initiatives.

“I really want to work with the senate and make sure that all senators are not just going through the meetings, but also working with administrators and students,” he said.

Stillwell has worked with a handful of senators this year to explore the possibility of adding a student member to the University’s Board of Trustees. He also sits on the finance committee, which manages GW’s million dollar student organization budget.

The international affairs major is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order and an Army ROTC cadet.

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