President                                          top of page

Meghan Barrios

  A person with experience, a person you can depend on, a person that will voice the concerns of and represent each and everyone of you, a person that will put in 110% is the type of person you need in serving as your Student Government President. My name is Meghan Barrios, and I believe that I am that type of person and I am ready to step into that position, to serve as your Student Government President. 
   I have been a member of Student Government since my freshman year here at King’s serving as a representative for the Class of 2003 and having been the Executive Board Vice President this past year.  Each year I have learned more about the commitment level it takes to get the concerns and issues of the student body of King’s heard and presented to the proper administration and staff in order to get them resolved. This year particularly I have been able to be a part of dialogue with the administration about issues and strongly believe that I am bringing that experience with me. 
  Commitment is what I will give to every component of the King’s community, especially to all of you, my fellow students, to be the best representative of King’s student body.  It is your ideas and concerns that help in moving King’s forward.  It was the ideas and concerns of students that were heard that helped to make our new campus center possible. I want to be the one that continues to insure that all of the ideas of the students are heard.
  I’m not going to go into stating empty promises, but rather issues I believe need to be addressed.  Parking has always been a critical issue and I do realize that it isn’t something that can be resolved over night.  But this is an issue of great concern and I intend to work to get it resolved. Concerns about security is something that is constantly brought up to Student Government. I strongly believe that we are making headway in resolving some of these concerns, but I believe that there is still more to accomplish; and I intend to see that it will be.  I believe that the most important ideas and concerns that student government addresses are the ones that come from the most important component of King’s, you, the student body.  That is why one of my goals is to continue to increase the involvement the student body has with student government.
  I feel that each of the other three candidates, along with myself, believe that we have the desire, motivation and drive to serve the students at this campus. We are willing to put our all into our positions and each task that is put in front of us.  Yes, we are all running uncontested; but we still need you to give us your validation and support by voting so that together we can continue in accomplishing what we have already started.
  Thank you all for your time, and I encourage all of you to exercise your right to vote this week and in the upcoming class elections.

Vice-President                                top of page

Matt Walk
As you may know, I am running for the position of Vice President of the Executive Board.  Before I tell you why I feel I have the qualifications for the position, I would like to share a little bit more about myself with you all.  I am a current sophomore here at King’s in which I hold the Treasurer position for the Sophomore Class.  I work at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where I get to learn a little bit about medicine that will help me with my major, that being the Physician’s Assistant Program.  I like to think of myself as an honest hardworking individual that would do whatever it takes to complete a job successfully and on time.  The reason I am making the jump to the executive board is that I am looking for a bigger challenge.  I feel that the role of Student Government Vice President would be something that I would have to work hard at in order to do a successful job and I know that I can do a successful job.  I know this because of my current roles in other activities on campus.  As I have mentioned, I am the current Treasurer of the Sophomore Class.  I am also, the Treasurer of the Pre-Physician’s Assistant Society, I am involved in Circle K, I was an FYE co-leader this past semester, and I am the Orientation Director for the upcoming year in which I have attended numerous leadership meetings for.  I feel that these positions and leadership conferences have helped me to gain a sense of what it takes to be a leader on this campus and in society.  If elected, I plan to put these leadership qualities to work as best I can.  This includes attending various meetings throughout campus and relaying the information shared at these meetings to the rest of the student board and student body.  I also plan to use these qualities to create new ideas in which the student government and student body could discuss in order to benefit the campus as a whole. This is the whole reason why the Student Government is here, to help make the campus a better place for students, and to help make your time here more enjoyable.  Fortunately for me, I have an easy upcoming year that will benefit me time wise for this role of Vice President.  Having this free time will allow me to put more effort into the position and it will allow me to have more time to work harder at the different tasks that will arise if I am to be elected as Vice President.  As stated before, if I am to be elected, I plan to do whatever it takes to do a thorough job as Vice President.  I hope that you all will have the confidence in my leaders

Secretary                                        top of page

Kelly Prussock
    Hi everyone, my name is Kelly Prussock, and I am a member of the junior class at King’s.  I am double majoring in Marketing and Business Administration, and I am hopeful of becoming the secretary of the executive board of student government. 
I have been an active member on campus since my freshman year, so I feel that I am thoroughly capable of handling the responsibility that is given to any position on the executive board of student government.  I have very strong skills that I feel will help me to perform well in the position that I am running for.  Secretaries need to have sharp interpersonal skills, time management abilities, and a high skill in organization.  I have performed in tasks such as ACE PR chair, as a Monarch Ambassador, an Orientation Assistant, an FYE co-Leader, the student judicial process and many other co-curricular activities, which enabled me to learn how to manage my time and be very skilled in organization.  Its sounds ridiculous to say, but I am very neat and orderly, a characteristic that works well with the position of secretary, since there is a high need for organization in that position.    If chosen for the job of secretary, I have multiple ideas that I think will make the organization even more successful then ever before.  I hope to work with the other exec board members and the rest of the student government as well, to encourage more students to attend meetings, as well as the events that are sponsored by student government.

I have also been a member of student government for one year, as the academics coordinator, so I am aware of how the meetings work, the different tasks that are dutifully performed by the present secretary, and the amount of responsibility that does go into making the student government of King’s a success.

Treasurer                                        top of page

Erin Rafter
             Good afternoon faculty and students.  My name is Erin Rafter and I am running for treasurer for the executive board.  I am a junior and my major is environmental studies with minors in political science and sociology.  I have been a part of Student Government for one year being the off-campus/commuter co-coordinator.  My position was to take care of problems concerning the students and addressing them to the Student Government in help making our school run more precisely.  I also had the opportunity in getting to know more people by talking and understanding their situations.  When being the off-campus/commuter co-coordinator, I did different things here and there, but I realized that I wanted to take a more active role in student government.  So, I am running for treasurer because I want to be more involved in the key decision-making process that affects the campus as a whole.  I believe that every opinion matters and I will act as a voice for the college community.
    King’s has a lot to offer and I have done my best to take advantage of this by actively taking part in many clubs and organizations.  I am the secretary of Sigma Kappa Tau, a service sorority organization.  In this organization we participate in Habitat for Humanity, Bowl for Kids Sake, the AIDS Walk, and also working with the CEO for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  I am also in the Environmental Club, Dance Club, Circle K and play intramural flag football and basketball.  I have also been a part of the orientation assistant committee where I get involved in welcoming the new and incoming students by setting up different activities.  I also work on campus.  By doing this I have learned to communicate and work well with others.
    King’s has given me so much and I would like to give more back to it.  I am positive that I can take on more and I am ready to accept the challenge and I am very excited and enthusiastic about it.  Since, I am already a part of Student Government, and I already know what has been going on especially in the past year, I feel that I can continue to help students in voicing their opinions and by being heard.