Passion. Experience. Dedication. Ram Pride. These four qualities
describe what students vote for when they vote today for Katie and
Ben. We believe that our combination of qualities will best
represent the student interests.
Sir Issac Newton said, “If I have seen farther than others, it
is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” The Associated
Students of CSU took many new steps this year, including adding
positions to the executive cabinet in an effort to be more
representative of all students, starting the RamRide program,
bringing the “Go Rams!” shirts to athletic events, as well as many
more programs that are on the verge of greatness. Katie served as
vice president and Ben as the director of Student Services this
year when these programs were launched. Next year, we will see
farther and do more by building on the foundations already in
place, by improving on the programs begun this year.
We know that students care about a wide range of issues, and we
want to address as many of these as we can. We believe our platform
is the most comprehensive and attainable. In fact, we have already
begun working with the administration, as well as city and state
officials, to make those visions a reality.
Our platform is summarized by the acronym SMART. Each letter
stands for a series of ideas that, when implemented, will improve
CSU for current undergraduate and graduate students as well as
alumni. Student programs lead the list, including expanding the
opportunities to participate in leadership programs. Money,
including the use of tuition and fees, is also a concern to us.
Student fee allocations must be closely overseen, and information
about the use of these fees must be readily available. Academics,
while it is the third issue addressed, it is certainly not the
third concern of CSU students. We want to work with individual
colleges to help streamline the advising process and help you
graduate in four years. Ride discusses transportation issues that
face students every day. A shuttle system to Denver International
Airport would reduce driving and parking headaches for you around
breaks. Traditions are where Ram Pride is built, and we want to
work to increase traditions on campus, including having rally
towels for home athletic events. These are just a few of our many
When elected, we can put our extensive ASCSU and CSU experience
to work for the student body. Collectively, we have seven years of
hands-on experience. As respected leaders on campus, administrators
often look to us as the voice of the students. It takes time to
build respectful relationships, and given the short amount of time
that we have in office, the bonds will help us bring to life the
visions already included in our platform, as well as those that
students share with us.
More information about what we want to do for you is available
on our Web site at www.katieandben.com. We look forward to serving
you next year. Vote SMART and GO RAMS!