As a group that offers some of the most anticipated student events of the year, the Student Programming Council (SPC) deserves a vice president who is not only committed to bringing solid entertainers to campus, but who is also aware of SPC’s shortcomings and has tangible plans to address these limitations.
For this reason, the Wheel endorses College junior Chloe Saeks for SPC vice president.
Saeks has been an active member of SPC since her freshman year at Emory, during which she worked closely with the PR team for the Girl Talk act during Dooley’s Ball and has since demonstrated a deep understanding of contractual writing with artists and is highly aware of how different committees within SPC best work together.
Because of her leadership in SPC’s two major event weeks throughout her time as an Emory student, Saeks has proven that she is capable of taking on a position of significant leadership in SPC.
Saeks’ platform is split into three major ideas, all of which are detailed and address specific areas of SPC that need improvement as well as ways to improve.
We appreciate the specificity of her goals and admire how she has posed methods for addressing these goals.
Firstly, Saeks emphasized that she has a vested interest in ensuring that SPC focuses on inclusivity.
She also spoke at length about her plans to cater to student interests by utilizing more feedback via surveys. Engaging in a more inclusive approach to the overall artist selection process would ensure that there’s a generous mix of students’ tastes.
She also plans to focus on sponsorships and partnerships among student organizations when planning, producing and publicizing certain SPC events.
We sincerely hope that Saeks follows through with her word to push for these collaborative initiatives. Such collaborative efforts will not only allow SPC to plan more events with the help of sponsors, but also ensure a higher standard of performers on campus.
Saeks’ organizational skills and commitment to bringing the best of SPC’s vision to the Emory community make her the best candidate for SPC vice president.