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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The University. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5515.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The University. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5515

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1995 - The University, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5515.

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Transcript Milner with SA Vice President Henry Bell cheering the crowd on at Cougar Kick-Off. Photo by Tricia Garcia As aSA Resident In many aspects being the student body president is like running a company. The job title comes with an inherent list of responsibilities. The official role, the one that most students know about, is the duty of representing the views of all 34,000 University of Houston students. Other roles include working directly working directly with UH administration, Austin legislators and overseeing Students' Association's $100,000 budget. The largest time consumption is that which is allocated to daily meetings with the administration. This includes individual meetings with the president, vice president for student affairs, dean of students and the official SA representatives. Also, much time is spent in a committee meeting. Any time a new committee is formed, the presence of the SA president is always requested. UH is excellent about forming committees to ensure proper representation in problem handling. If a decision needs to be made, a committee is usually formed to make that decision. The committee system allows over 150 students to become part of the policy-shaping committees on campus. Once in office, the first duty is planning the annual back to school party, Cougar Kick-Off. The SA president assumes full responsibility for all organizing and preparing the event. This usually takes up the bulk of the summer, since the event itself takes place the first week of the fall semester. After Cougar Kick-Off, it's back to trying to fulfill campaign promises (much like that of a real politician). Actually accomplishing what was promised is a lot harder than most would think. Many find this harder than anticipated because there is a lot of red tape when dealing with the University of Houston. You must first find out who is the right person to contact and then actually meet with them. This process is usually preceded and concluded with an extensive memo paper trail (which suggest their need for decent writing skills). As for implementation, if it's not a controversial issue, the process will of course be easier. Also, if the administration is not ready to take action, then rarely will any action take place. Every other year in odd years, the Austin legislature is in session. During this time the duties of the SA president greatly expand. Not unlike local politics, constituents seldom realize what impact their political leaders make through legislation. Accordingly, the Students' Association takes an aggressive role in legislation analysis. The student body president is the spokesperson for the students' views on legislation. Along with the tedious requirements comes the social perks. The student body president receives many invitations to various receptions, banquets and galas. A few of which may require a speech and many allow recognition. For those who do not posses an adequate wardrobe, this could present a financial problem since many events require either business attire or black-tie attire. Why on earth would someone want to take a position where the cons well out weigh the pros? The real benefits of the position are intangible. As president, you may also improve your public speaking and people skills. It is a good learning experience for anyone interested in politics. (And it certainly won't harm anyone's resume!) Personally, I chose to run for this position because as an optimist (coming of course from the College of Humanities, Fine Arts & Communications), I thought I could make all the things wrong with the university right. I was wrong. Having spent five years here, I have seen enough to know what I am talking about, and although it was tough, I feel I did create some positive change. Like many students that attend this school, I love the University of Houston. I have to admit, through this enlightening journey as student body president, I have learned a great deal more of the inner workings of the university. I don't know if I like the workings any more today than I did a year ago, but I can now respect them more. In retrospect, I feel that my year spent as student body president was one of the greatest years of my life. I would recommend that all students become involved in campus government, for this is strongly how to learn the lessons that no lecture hall can impart. It is a year of hard work that requires full dedication; a high pride that yield great rewards. The position can provide the skills necessary for a successful business or political career, or simply allow you to make your mark on this fine institution. Whatever the outcome, be prepared for the challenge and give no less than the title deserves. Angle Milner Student Body President 1994-95 The University 51