I am excited and honored to serve as your University Student Center Board Chair for this academic year. This will be my fifth year with the organization, and along with Vice Chair, Melannie Castellanos, Vice Chair of Finance, Teresa Serna, and the SC Board of Directors, we will strive to ensure that the growth of the organization continues!
It is a bittersweet time for the University Student Center, because we reminisce all of the great moments we spent in our old student union building, but we look forward to our opening day in Spring 2020. We have said goodbye to our building and are currently in the process of watching it being built piece by piece. As each day goes by, we are closer to having a completely new student center that was designed by students for students. The University Student Center will become the central hub of the campus where students are able to be collaborative, creative and comfortable. Not only will there be more to offer in programs and services, the new center will offer a variation of study spaces, conference rooms, and vendors. This building will create an environment that will provide an experience and resources needed for student success. It will bring our campus community together and ignite campus pride. Student success is not only created in classrooms, there are a multitude of things that help create it. An overall college experience is essential to achieving student success, it is important to recognize that there are skills that can be acquired by taking part in school activities, organizations, clubs, Greek life, and leadership programs.
I encourage you to take every opportunity that presents itself and to not be afraid to take risks. Get involved with a club or organization that you share a passion with. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself and do not be afraid of making mistakes. Every mistake made is a learning lesson. Take advantage of all this university has to offer and make the most of your time here Warriors! Hope to see you around campus and inside our beautiful new student center!
University Student Center Board Chair